Since the demise of Thee Headcoatees in 1999 she has released two solo albums on Damaged Goods (She’s Out There (2000) and From This Witness Stand (2008)), and plays live with The Masonics regularly and has appeared on loads of singles and albums with them too.
A track from her first DG album called ‘He’s Not There’ appeared in the hit film JUNO in 2007
Her second album, another classic, From This Witness Stand, featured 14 tracks recorded over summer 2008 in Spain, backed by The Masonics ( Micky Hampshire (Milkshakes) Bruce Brand (Milkshakes / Headcoatees / Holly Golightly /Dutronc) and John Gibbs (Wildebeests / Holly Golightly).
Till You Lie In Your Grave is Ludella’s 3rd and favourite solo album to be released by Damaged Goods.It’s due out on May 25th 2018.
It was recorded at Jim Riley’s Ranscombe studio, in her home town of Rochester in Kent. The fourteen songs include twelve titles penned by Mick Hampshire, a cover of The Beatles’ ‘Wait’, and a nod to her headbanging days with a rendition of Black Sabbath’s ‘Am I Going Insane’. Pour yourself a large Merlot, sit back, relax and enjoy!
By the way, the sharp eyed of you may notice that the location of the photo shoot on the record cover bears an uncanny resemblance to that on the Headcoatees’ Girlsville LP. Funny that!
Other recordings and guest appearances from Miss Ludella Black:
‘Outside Looking In’ Masonics LP (Vinyl Japan, Japan)
‘Skull Of A Man’ E.P. 7” (Smart Guy, US)
‘Saucy Jack’ The Buffets (Special Guest) LP/CD (Damaged Goods, UK)
‘You Waster You’ Ludella Black & The Masonics – Tour single (Circle Records, UK)