Headless Heroes of the Apocalypse

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Headless Heroes of the Apocalypse
Studio album by
RecordedRegent Sound Studio, New York City
Atlantic Recording Studio, New York City
GenrePsychedelic soul
LabelLabel M
ProducerJoel Dorn
Eugene McDaniels chronology
Headless Heroes of the Apocalypse
Natural Juices
Professional ratings
Review scores
All About Jazz(positive) link
Allmusic4/5 stars link
Boston Phoenix2.5/5 stars link
Metro Times5/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media8.7/10 link
Stylus Magazine(positive) link
Synthesis(positive) link

Headless Heroes of the Apocalypse is an album of American soul music by artist Eugene McDaniels, released in 1971.


The album is dedicated to Roberta Flack who is credited: "Special thanks to Miss Roberta Flack for not being afraid to help a brother. She, in my opinion, is a lady of quality, grace, humanity and talent of the highest order. I love you, Bert-G."

As with McDaniel's previous album, this is not a typical Soul album, which can even be seen by the cover image (a picture of McDaniels screaming between two warring samurai).

This album dabbles in form between soul, funk, jazz, and even folk. In addition, it has been a collector's item among rap music and rare groove enthusiasts since the early 90s when several of the songs were sampled by many hip hop producers including Pete Rock and Q-Tip.

Aloe Blacc performed the album in its entirety at the Montreux Jazz Festival 2018

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Eugene McDaniels

  1. "The Lord Is Back" – 3:19
  2. "Jagger the Dagger" – 6:02
  3. "Lovin' Man" – 4:47
  4. "Headless Heroes" – 3:32
  5. "Susan Jane" – 2:10
  6. "Freedom Death Dance" – 4:16
  7. "Supermarket Blues" – 4:08
  8. "The Parasite (For Buffy)" – 9:36


  • Lew Hahn - engineer
  • Patrick Roques - art direction and design
  • Bill Del Conte - photography
  • Harvey Konigsberg - samurai painting

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