The Headboys

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
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
Bob Heatlie

The Headboys were a Scottish power pop band, formed in 1977 in Edinburgh, Scotland, originally under the name of Badger.[1]

Career[edit]

The band is best known for single, "The Shape of Things to Come", which entered the UK Singles Chart on 22 September 1979. The track spent eight weeks on the chart, reaching number 45.[2] This secured the band an appearance on Top of the Pops on 11 October 1979; the debut show for host Andy Peebles.

The group 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.

In 2013, the band announced on their Facebook page that the ten tracks they had recorded for a follow-up album, but which remained unreleased, would be issued on CD under the title The Lost Album by the American record label, Pop Detective Records.[3] The album, issued on 1 December that year,[3] was dedicated to the memory of drummer Davy Ross, who died in 2010.

Band members[edit]

  • Lou Lewis - guitar and vocals
  • George Boyter - bass and vocals
  • Calum Malcolm - keyboards and vocals
  • Davy Ross - drums and vocals[4]
  • Bob Heatlie - keyboards, sax, vocals

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • The Headboys - 1979 - US # 113[5]
    • "Changing with the Times"
    • "Experiments"
    • "Gonna Do It Like This"
    • "Kickin the Kans"
    • "My Favourite DJ"
    • "Schoolgirls"
    • "Silver Lining"
    • "Stepping Stones"
    • "Take It All Down"
    • "The Breakout"
    • "The Ripper"
    • "The Shape of Things to Come"[6]
  • The Lost Album - 2013[3]
    • "24 Hours"
    • "Right Place At The Right Time"
    • "Indian Lullaby"
    • "Things I Never Say"
    • "The Mood I'm In"
    • "Something's Happening"
    • "Honest & True"
    • "Benny"
    • "Bad Bad Girl"
    • "Long White Socks"

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[7] US No. 67[5][8]
  • "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. ^ Brown, Tony (2002). The Complete Book of the British Charts. London: Omnibus Press. p. 457. ISBN 0-7119-9075-1. 
  3. ^ a b c "The Lost Album - The Headboys - Releases". Allmusic. Retrieved 25 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "Lost Bands Of The New Wave Era: The Headboys". Lostbands.blogspot.com. 2007-01-14. Retrieved 2014-01-30. 
  5. ^ a b "Headboys | Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-01-30. 
  6. ^ "The Headboys - Headboys | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-01-30. 
  7. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 247. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  8. ^ "Lyrics: The Shape Of Things To Come by The Headboys". Top40db.net. Retrieved 2014-01-30. 

External links[edit]