Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Headhunters (1983-85)

Matt Griffin - bass
Dave Flanagan - drums
Paul Chandler - guitar
Nelson de Sae Silva - guitar/vocals

I never saw the Headhunters but they are the first local band I ever remember hearing on KRVM. "Anorexia" was something of a local hit I suppose. I don't think any of the recordings below were ever released but as always, feel free to correct me.

From the Panic on 13th Yahoo group (Joe Lewis?):

"Started as a punkabilly trio composed of Coos Bay transplants, opened for Los Falcons added Nelson and went poppy. Played The Vatican, beer gardens, Max's etc.  Recorded "Anorexia"; and others (played on KRVM-good review in The Rocket in '84)  Went to Austin in summer '85 -played Liberty Lunch and opened for The Hickoids and Wild Seeds."

From Robert Shepard who was kind enough to supply the recordings here:

"A member of drummer Flanagan's family owned a really nice recording studio in the woods upriver a few miles from Coos Bay, on the west fork of the Millicoma, called Tioga Recording Studio. This was recorded and mixed there."

Headhunters (Untitled Tioga Studio tape, 1985)
1. Anorexia
2. Push and Shove
3. The Horrible Color
4. Printed Blue
5. Walk in Light
6. The Point Is
7. Celsius
8. Jet Plane


Headhunters (Texas Tape, 1985)
1. What We've Done Here
2. Borneo
3. Cut from Stone
4. Walk in Light
5. Jet Plane
6. Heights Baptist