Various Artists: Head Over Ears


Play Hard Records 1987.  DEC 7


This is a worthwhile compilation put together by Debris magazine with a surprising number of big names contributing exclusive tracks including The Fall, Big Black, King Of The Slums, The Railway Children and A House.

I particularly like The Fall’s contribution – often their live recordings are pointless, but this one sounds as though someone’s playing space invaders in the background which I quite like.  It’s always good to find more Big Black – there just aren’t enough Big Black records for my liking.  The studio version of this live track originally appeared on their debut Lungs EP.

Not surprisingly every artist here has produced better work on their own releases, but the stellar line-up makes it hard to resist.

  1. Sorry I\\\’ve not commented sooner, but only put this in the car today. Most of it still works, apart from Prince Kool, which never did. I enjoyed Debris at the time – it might have had a slightly pretentious air but where else would i have rad about Raymond Williams?

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