A boxed set of 4 CDs featuring four classic albums by Thee Headcoats!
Presented in a clamshell box set complete with booklet & exclusive new artwork by original drummer Bruce Brand at Arthole!
The four albums in the set are – Headcoats Down!, The Kids are all Square, This Is Hip!, Headcoatitude & W.O.A.H! Bo in Thee Garage
Thee Headcoats was a band formed in Chatham, Kent, England in 1989, that was well known for its garage rock sound, explicitly sticking to this style on almost all of their albums. The band’s signature sound as well as their prolific writing has been attributed to Billy Childish’s love of simple, direct recording.
The band has been on multiple labels including Billy’s own Hangman Records, Damaged Goods, Crypt and Sub Pop.
Described in the New York Times as ‘the king of garage rock’, Thee Headcoats had their roots in the British punk scene of the 1970s (both Billy and Bruce playing in The Pop Rivets and The Milkshakes).
The band also recorded songs by The Clash under the pseudonym Thee Stash.
They also recorded tribute albums to Bo Diddley and Jimmy Reed.
Their debut album featured new versions of songs recorded by Son House including ‘John the Revelator’ and ‘Child’s Death Letter’, both of which were later covered by The White Stripes upon whom Billy and Thee Headcoats were a great influence.
These influences give a good indication of the band’s sound; punk mixed with pure rhythmic rock ‘n’ roll and blues.