Eugene McDaniels ‎– Headless Heroes Of The Apocalypse

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The Lord Is Back 3:18
Jagger The Dagger 6:00
Lovin' Man 4:45
Headless Heroes 3:30
Susan Jane 2:08
Freedom Death Dance 4:16
Supermarket Blues 4:07
The Parasite (For Buffy) 9:36

Versions (14)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SD 8281 Eugene McDaniels Headless Heroes Of The Apocalypse(LP, Album) Atlantic SD 8281 US 1971 Sell This Version
2400 163 Eugene McDaniels Headless Heroes Of The Apocalypse(LP, Album) Atlantic 2400 163 UK 1971 Sell This Version
SD 8281 Eugene McDaniels Headless Heroes Of The Apocalypse(LP, Promo) Atlantic SD 8281 US 1971 Sell This Version
AMCY-6020 Eugene McDaniels Headless Heroes Of The Apocalypse(CD, Album) Atlantic AMCY-6020 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
495733 Eugene McDaniels Headless Heroes Of The Apocalypse(CD, Album, RE) Label M 495733 US 2001 Sell This Version
7567-93113-1 Eugene McDaniels Headless Heroes Of The Apocalypse(Acetate, LP) Atlantic, Heathmans Mastering 7567-93113-1 UK 2002 Sell This Version
7567-93113-1 Eugene McDaniels Headless Heroes Of The Apocalypse(LP, RE) Atlantic, Warner Strategic Marketing United Kingdom 7567-93113-1 UK 2002 Sell This Version
water150 Eugene McDaniels Headless Heroes Of The Apocalypse(CD, Album, RE, RM) Water water150 US 2005 Sell This Version
WPCR-27679 Eugene McDaniels Headless Heroes Of The Apocalypse(CD, Album, Ltd, RM) Atlantic WPCR-27679 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
8122-79614-7 Eugene McDaniels Headless Heroes Of The Apocalypse(CD, Album, RE, RM) Atlantic 8122-79614-7 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
SD 8281 Eugene McDaniels Headless Heroes Of The Apocalypse(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, 180) Atlantic SD 8281 US Unknown Sell This Version
SD 8281 Eugene McDaniels Headless Heroes Of The Apocalypse(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic SD 8281 US Unknown Sell This Version
SD 8281 Eugene McDaniels Headless Heroes Of The Apocalypse(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial) Atlantic (2) SD 8281 Unknown Sell This Version
7567-93113-1 Eugene McDaniels Headless Heroes Of The Apocalypse(LP, RE) Atlantic, Warner Music Manufacturing Europe 7567-93113-1 Germany Unknown Sell This Version

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240661masterj

240661masterj

January 29, 2016
referencing Headless Heroes Of The Apocalypse, LP, Album, SD 8281
Very controversial album when it first dropped...goes to show..music and politics doesn't mix right! I have a sealed copy of the original of this now sort after classic for sale.
Rickski65

Rickski65

March 18, 2013
referencing Headless Heroes Of The Apocalypse, LP, Album, SD 8281
'Headless Heroes" was the subject of one of the more implausible (but true) stories of Atlantic Records history. The CIA had been 'observing' Eugene McDaniels since the 1970 "Outlaw" album where he was pictured hanging out in a cemetary with a couple of beret-wearing 'revolutionary' babes toting machine guns on the front cover. They were so insensed by the lyrical content of the title track of his follow-up "Headless Heroes" that they brought it to the attention of Spiro Agnew and Richard Nixon; Nixon actually had a reel-to-reel playback in the oval office (with a transcript of the lyrics), and afterwards Spiro Agnew called Atlantic boss Ahmet Ertegun to demand the withdrawal of the album, in promotion at the time, which he did under duress. To rub salt into the wound, there was supposed to have been a 45 from the album, 'The Lord Is Back' b/w 'Tell Me Mr. President' which also got canned, the only evidence is which is the promo of 'Mr President'. Considering what had just happened It was probably just one step too far for Atlantic. Can you imagine Richard Nixon listening to this album in the White House surrounded by a bunch of suits ? Beggars belief, but goes to show just how paranoid his administration was at the height of the Vietnam war, going as far as censoring "pop' records. You'd think they had a few more important issues to address. Great album though....
Boogiejuice

Boogiejuice

December 12, 2008
referencing Headless Heroes Of The Apocalypse, LP, Promo, SD 8281
A monster album that's gone onto influence a generation -- but which was barely recognized at the time! Singer Eugene McDaniels had scored big with some pop hits in the 60s under the name Gene McDaniels -- but here, he steps out in a righteous batch of offbeat funk tunes -- filled with politics, offbeat rhythms, and some very weird instrumentation. The whole thing's awash in moody, jazzy changes -- of the style that showed up often in samples by Tribe Called Quest, Beastie Boys, and other artists who drew keen inspiration from this record. Titles include the massive "Jagger the Dagger" -- plus "The Lord Is Back", "Lovin Man", "Headless Heroes", "Freedom Death Dance", and "Supermarket Blues".
lennylightweight

lennylightweight

January 17, 2007
edited over 9 years ago
referencing Headless Heroes Of The Apocalypse, LP, RE, 7567-93113-1

'Jagger the Dagger' will always be the remembered and praised track from this superb album, but the quality does filter through to pretty much all the other tracks. 'Supermarket Blues' is an amusing tale about the Rev Mc. D purchasing a tin of pineapple slices which turn out to be peas and the resulting racial prejudice when he goes back to exchange his purchase.

An all round great album as you might expect from a Joel Dorn production.