Eugene McDaniels ‎– Headless Heroes Of The Apocalypse

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Atlantic ‎– SD 8281
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A1 The Lord Is Back
Written-By – Singleton*, Mc Daniels*
3:18
A2 Jagger The Dagger
Written-By – Mc Daniels*
6:00
A3 Lovin' Man
Written-By – Mc Daniels*
4:45
A4 Headless Heroes
Written-By – Mc Daniels*
3:30
A5 Susan Jane
Written-By – Mc Daniels*
2:08
B1 Freedom Death Dance
Written-By – Mc Daniels*
4:16
B2 Supermarket Blues
Written-By – Mc Daniels*
4:07
B3 The Parasite (For Buffy)
Written-By – Mc Daniels*
9:36

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240661masterj

240661masterj

January 29, 2016
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
edited over 2 years ago
'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 incensed 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....and as for the track "Headless Heroes" itself, McDaniels was incredibly prescient and right on the money.