Wednesday, July 26

Thee Headcoatees - "Spineless Little Shit"

Matt over at You Ain't No Picasso is fond of posting songs that celebrate love. While I applaud his optimism, let's not forget that messy break-ups can result in some great music as well. Beck's Sea Change immediately comes to mind, as does the most recent Nicolai Dunger album.

One angry, two-minute addition to this genre was contributed about a decade ago by Thee Headcoatees (with Holly Golightly!), who were a side-project of the Billy Childish-led garage outfit Thee Headcoats. Titled "Spineless Little Shit," the song is basically a bitter outburst toward the vocalist's soon to be former lover. It's a fuzzy garage/punk number, and it's straight to the point.

Thee Headcoatees - Spineless Little Shit

How's that for some venom, eh? I'd hate to be the guy on the receiving end of this little ditty.

This song originally appeared as a 7" single, but was later released on a CD compilation of Thee Headcoatees material titled Sisters of Suave. It appears to be out of print, but there are some used copies for $25 at Amazon. You can hear more from the band at this fan-made MySpace page.


Anonymous Scott said...

If you're not set on having a physical copy, you can grab the mp3 version of Sisters of Suave, as well as a zillion other Billy Childish and Holly Golightly releases, from eMusic for pretty cheap. Here is the link for SoS.

5:17 PM

Blogger Rich said...

Ah, good info. I don't really use any digital music services and didn't even look there. Thanks!

5:18 PM

Anonymous Scott said...

No problem! eMusic is pretty awesome. They've got kind of a clunky subscription model (eg. 40 tracks / $10 a month) but I guess that's how they keep costs down. Almost all of their mp3's are VBR and LAME encoded, so it's good quality audio too. And the selection of indie artists is amazing. This might sound like a commercial but I'm just an enthusiastic long-time subscriber to the service.

5:33 PM


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