Head On 'Washington and Battery'
|1. Shoulda Known|
|2. Ready Go|
|3. Feelin' Low|
|4. Throw the Book|
|5. Love Sick|
|6. Hey Baby|
|7. Radio 800|
|8. Nothing to Say|
|10. Take Me Home|
|11. Electric Knights|
|12. Look The Other Way|
30 years in the making and the Godfathers of the San Francisco Glam Rock scene have finally released their 12 song debut CD!
HEAD ON and Demon Doll Records have teamed up to bring you all the bands classic cuts on one disc - finally delivering sonic justice to the band that influenced so many.
'Washington & Battery' has been digitally re-mastered and restored. Every track completely encompasses the look and attitude that made the band so mesmerizing during their legendary run atop the San Francisco scene from 1981 to 1984.
With songs like "Shoulda Known", "Love Sick" & "Ready Go", the band was often compared to such heavyweights as the New York Dolls and Aerosmith. This only helped to cultivate a dominant following that carried them onto the cover of every local paper as well as being covered internationally in Kerrang! Magazine.
Their music was hot and their live shows legendary! After a night of opening for the Joe Perry project, Paul Stanley of Kiss was spotted meeting with the band, rumors began to circulate that HEAD ON was being considered for an opening spot on the Creatures of the Night tour. Instead they landed opening slots for such bands as Ted Nugent, Cheap Trick, Y&T, Motörhead, Aldo Nova and Kix.
Records like this come along once every 30 years, so grab your copy today! This album is silver pressed, officially licensed from the band and exclusively available @ DemonDollRecords.com. Shipping Worldwide!
In the words of guitarist Michael Raphael of Jailhouse:
“As a kid, Head On influenced me more than probably any band on earth. Watching them play was no different to me than watching Tyler & Perry from Aerosmith or Mick & Keith from the Rolling Stones.
Mark Berglund’s vocals and guitarist Frankie Wilsey’s charisma were off the charts!! From the solid bass lines of Rick Tweed, to contributing song writer/rhythm guitar player James Ray and the master of tricks behind the kit Howard Teman - I never knew who to watch! (I’ve seen Howard do things with his sticks I don’t think Tommy Lee could do.)
This band needed to be heard by the world and I personally made sure that would happen. Head On ‘til the end of time!”
In the words of guitarist Billy Rowe of Jetboy:
"In the early 80's San Francisco and the Bay Area had a great music scene from large acts to small club acts. As a teenage kid music fanatic I started getting into the local club scene and the one band that caught my eyes and ears instantly was HEAD ON! They looked like rock stars and had great songs with infectious hooks in every guitar lick and vocal melody. They sounded like a cross between Cheap Trick & Aerosmith. Their songs were full on sing along anthems and their live show was high energy Rock N' Roll that made you feel great.
HEAD ON was a big Influence on me in those years and I've always said that 'they should have been a household name' Lucky enough we have labels like Demon Doll Records who have a passion for this type of music and now these Rock N' Roll pop classics that have been stored away for over 25 years can be heard. Great songs are timeless and HEAD ON wrote great songs, I already know this CD will be in my top ten collection forever."