Heavy Petting

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Heavy Petting
Heavy Petting.jpg
Studio album by Bad Manners
Released 4 November 1997
Genre Ska
Length 43:54
Label Moon Ska
Producer Louis Cook, Marcus D. Bush
Bad Manners chronology
Fat Sound
(1993)Fat Sound1993
Heavy Petting
(1997)
Don't Knock the Baldhead: Live
(1997)Don't Knock the Baldhead: Live1997
Alternative cover
Don't Knock the Baldhead.jpg
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link

Heavy Petting, also known as Don't Knock the Baldhead, is the eighth studio album by British 2 Tone and ska band Bad Manners, released in 4 November 1997. Originally released as Don't Knock The Baldhead! in Germany on Pork Pie Records, the album was also released as Heavy Petting in the U.S.A. (Moon Ska Records), Japan (Tachyon International) and Spain (Tralla Records). The album eventually got its first UK release in 2013 on Cherry Red Records.

Track listing[edit]

  • All songs by Bad Manners unless noted.
  1. "Don't Knock the Baldheads" (Copyright Control)
  2. "Black Night" (Ritchie Blackmore)
  3. "Down Berry Wood"
  4. "Happiness"
  5. "Heavy Petting"
  6. "In the Jungle"
  7. "No, No, No"
  8. "Randy Scouse Git" (Micky Dolenz)
  9. "Feel Like Jumping" (Marcia Griffiths)
  10. "Red River Ska" (Copyright Control)
  11. "Liverpool and Birmingham"
  12. "Lager Delirium"
  13. "Go"

Personnel[edit]

  • Buster Bloodvessel - Lead Vocals & Production
  • Louis Alphonso - Guitar, Keyboards, Production & Backing Vocals
  • Alan Perry - Alto Saxophone & Backing Vocals
  • John Thompson - Bass
  • Richard "Bosky" Allen - Keyboards
  • Matt Godwin - Saxophone
  • Dave Welton - Trombone
  • Chris Welch - Trumpet
  • Phil Baptiste - Drums
  • Dave Turner - Harmonica
  • Warren Middleton - Additional Trombone
  • John Dutton - Additional Keyboards
  • John Gale - Additional Alto Saxophone
  • Trevor Swift - Additional Tenor Saxophone
  • Jason Richardson - Additional Tenor Saxophone
  • Dan Farrant - Additional Drums
  • Jacquie & Pauline Cuff - Female Backing Vocals
  • Marcus D. Bush - Bass, Organ, Production, Engineer & Mixing ( 811 Studios / Sussex / UK )
  • Glover - Mixing ( 811 Studios / Sussex / UK )
  • Stefan Bruggemann : Mastering ( Vielklang Studios / Berlin / Germany )
  • Roger Lomas - Production ( on Feel Like Jumpin' )
  • Recorded at 811 Studios, Cowfold, Sussex