The Headboys

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The Headboys
Origin Scotland
Genres Power pop, new wave
Years active 1977–1979
Labels RSO Records
Past members Lou Lewis
George Boyter
Calum Malcolm
Davy Ross

The Headboys were a Scottish power pop band, formed in 1977 in Edinburgh, Scotland under the name Badger.[1] They are best known for their 1979 single, "The Shape of Things to Come".

They released an album in 1979 on Robert Stigwood's RSO label,[1] which was produced by Peter Ker (who also worked with The Motors, and Bram Tchaikovsky).

The lack of any other UK chart hit left them labelled as one-hit wonders.

Band members[edit]

  • Lou Lewis - guitar and vocals
  • George Boyter - bass and vocals
  • Calum Malcolm - keyboards and vocals
  • Davy Ross - drums and vocals[2]

Discography[edit]

Album[edit]

  • The Headboys - 1979 - US # 113[3]
    • "Changing with the Times"
    • "Experiments"
    • "Gonna Do It Like This"
    • "Kickin the Kans"
    • "My Favorit DJ"
    • "Schoolgirls"
    • "Silver Lining"
    • "Stepping Stones"
    • "Take It All Down"
    • "The Breakout"
    • "The Ripper"
    • "The Shape of Things to Come"[4]

Singles[edit]

  • "Biding My Time / Stepping Stones" - MCA (MCA 293) 1977 as Badger
  • "Night of Love / Don't Wanna Wait Too Long" - MCA (MCA 318) 1977 as Badger
  • "The Shape of Things to Come / The Mood I'm in" - RSO (RSO 40 - 2090386) 1979 - UK No. 45[5] US No. 67[3][6]
  • "Stepping Stones / Before Tonight" - RSO (RSO 49 - 2090404) 1979
  • "Kickin' the Kans / Double Vision + My Favourite DJ" - RSO (RSO 56 - 2090430) 1980
  • "Schoolgirls / Stepping Stones + Double Vision" - RSO Holland only (RSO 2252134) 1980
  • "Something's Happening / Writing on the Wall" - Polydor Germany only (2040366) 1982

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Myspace". Profile.myspace.com. Retrieved 2014-01-30. 
  2. ^ "Lost Bands Of The New Wave Era: The Headboys". Lostbands.blogspot.com. 2007-01-14. Retrieved 2014-01-30. 
  3. ^ a b "Headboys | Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-01-30. 
  4. ^ "The Headboys - Headboys | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-01-30. 
  5. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 247. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  6. ^ "Lyrics: The Shape Of Things To Come by The Headboys". Top40db.net. Retrieved 2014-01-30. 

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