Saturday, 13 June 2009

THE HEADBOYS - SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME - 1979

So, formerly called Badger, The Headboys have now added Bobby Heattie on sax to the line-up and once more commence releasing records. Their debut "The Shape Of Things To Come" came out in the Summer of 1979. It was a hit in the UK and USA becoming one of the many "new wave" records that were on the increase in the mainstream pop charts at the time.
You can watch the lads perform this single on Youtube.
They also released an album the same year and extracted another couple of follow-up singles from it, but they didn't receive the same amount of attention. Around the beginning of the 80's the band split, with Calum Malcom going on to work with well know Scottish act The Blue Nile.
Here below is their summer single...

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3 comments:

  1. Were they from Dundee?

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  2. OH I see they were formed from Badger, ok, question answered.

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  3. Was a great song got to no 54 in the charts
    http://www.chartstats.com/chart.php?week=19791027

    if you take a look at the others songs in the chart at that time it was not to bad a result at all

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