Thee Headcoatees

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Thee Headcoatees
Origin Kent, England
Genres Garage rock
Years active 1991–1999
Labels Vinyl Japan
Damaged Goods
Get Hip
Sympathy for the Record Industry
Associated acts The Delmonas
Thee Headcoats
Holly Golightly
Website Thee Headcoatees' Myspace page
Past members Holly Golightly
Kyra LaRubia
Ludella Black
Debbie Green

Thee Headcoatees is a band that was formed in the Medway Garage Scene in north Kent, England in 1991.[1] The members of this all-girl band were Holly Golightly, Kyra LaRubia, Ludella Black and "Bongo" Debbie Green.


Thee Headcoatees were formed by Billy Childish as a backing group for his band Thee Headcoats. The Delmonas were the first incarnation of Thee Headcoatees. Member Ludella Black headed up the Delmonas. Their songs were principally written by Billy Childish and were songs that did not fit into his other two bands Thee Headcoats and Thee Milkshakes. After Holly Golightly did a cameo appearance with Thee Headcoats, Childish added her to The Delmonas lineup. Soon thereafter the band was renamed Thee Headcoatees.[2]


As a backing band Thee Headcoatees initially would just do a few songs to warm up for Thee Headcoats. Their song “Headcoat Girl” on The "Sisters of Suave” even states “I wanna be a headcoat girl”. In 1991 the band cut their first album "Girlsville" for Hangman Records. It consisted of songs all written by Billy Childish. In 1998 "Bongo" Debbie Green left the band to work on her other bands Dutronc, Baby Birkin and The Speed of Sound.[3] The band was reduced to a three piece for their final album, "Here Comes Cessation".[4] Thee Headcoatees continued to tour with Thee Headcoats until the group folded in 1999.[5][dead link] Holly Golightly has gone on to pursue a solo career, recording more than 10 LPs, and has worked with the bands The Greenhornes and The White Stripes and in her latter career has formed the band Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs.[6] "Bongo" Debbie Green currently plays drums and sings in Would Be Goods.


Vinyl albums[edit]

  • Girlsville (1991)
  • Have Love Will Travel (1992)
  • Ballad Of The Insolent Pup (1994)
  • Bozstik Haze (1997)
  • Punk Girls (1997)
  • Taylor Meets Thee Headcoatees (1998)
  • Here Comes Cessation (1999)
  • The Sisters Of Suave (1999)


Thee Headcoatees have also released CDs, singles and videos, as well as being on compilation records. Holly Golightly is featured on The White Stripes' track "It's True That We Love One Another", from 2003's Elephant.

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