A-Heads

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Formed: Warminster, Wiltshire, England, UK

THE A-HEADS IN ACTION!THE A-HEADS IN ACTION!

ABOVE RIGHT: Review from PUNK LIVES magazine #11, 1983

A melodic yet powerful band from the fertile Warminster area, A-Heads were active between 1981 and 1985 and were an important and much appreciated cog in the local anarcho scene. Their founder member Jock took their name from a piece of graffito scrawled on a wall in Germany, where he was living at the time with his army parents. He found out in 1982 that the graffito had been daubed by the German punk group A-Heads, hence two bands in the early 80s with the same name.

A-Heads - Forgotten Hero - UK 7" 1983 (Bluurg - FISH 3) Inside 1

The British A-Heads were tuneful and thoughtful, and shared stages, members and friendships with both Subhumans and Organised Chaos. Their debut 7", Dying Man was a bitter rant about glue sniffing, which is right up there with 'Suicide Bag' in self-righteous indignation but equally appealing. Single #2 Forgotten Hero was another great tune, but their last year was dogged with lineup problems, and when they recorded it as an album in 1984 Vox Populi came out on cassette only and was their final release.

Dying Man (7", 1982) A-SideThe A Heads - Forgotten Here

Original bassist Nige later joined Dick Subhuman in Culture Shock. Sadly, NIgel committed suicide in 1993. Singer Mel left Aheads went on to join Faction.

They have since reformed.

LINEUPS

1981:

Mel - vocals
Jock - guitar
Nigel - bass
Andy - drums



1982:

Mel - vocals
Jock - guitar
Nigel - bass
Bruce - drums



Early '83:

Mel - vocals
Jock - guitar
Nigel - bass
Wally - drums

Late '83:

Mel - vocals
Jock - guitar
Nigel - bass
Bruce - drums


1984:

Mel - vocals
Jock - guitar
Lester - bass
Wally - drums
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Albums

BBP 0002 A-Heads - 14 Months To Go.. album art Subhumans / A-Heads Subhumans / A-Heads - 14 Months To Go..(Cass, Album, Ltd) BBP Records (2) BBP 0002 UK 1982 Sell This Version
BLUURG 17 A-Heads - Live Pickwick Studios album art A-Heads / Organized Chaos A-Heads / Organized Chaos - Live Pickwick Studios(Cass) Bluurg Tapes BLUURG 17 UK 1982 Sell This Version
96#4 A-Heads - Demo & Live album art A-Heads Demo & Live(Cass, S/Sided) 96 Tapes 96#4 UK 1982 Sell This Version
BLUURG 47 A-Heads - Vox Populi album art A-Heads Vox Populi(Cass) Bluurg Tapes BLUURG 47 1984 Sell This Version
A-Heads - Ash To The Soil album art A-Heads Ash To The Soil (Album) Not On Label UK 2009 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

A-Heads - Dying Man album art The A Heads* Dying Man (EP) TW Records UK 1982 Sell This Version
Fish 3 A-Heads - Forgotten Hero album art A-Heads Forgotten Hero(7", EP) Bluurg Records Fish 3 UK 1983 Sell This Version
none A-Heads - Blood On The Pavement album art A-Heads Blood On The Pavement(File, MP3, Single) Not On Label (A-Heads) none UK 2016
GYOEP 10 A-Heads - A-Heads / Pedagree Skum album art A-Heads, Pedagree Skum A-Heads, Pedagree Skum - A-Heads / Pedagree Skum(7", EP) Grow Your Own Records (3) GYOEP 10 UK 2017 Sell This Version

Compilations

BLUURG 13 A-Heads - Wessex '81 album art A-Heads / Organized Chaos / Wild Youth (3) A-Heads / Organized Chaos / Wild Youth (3) - Wessex '81(Cass, Comp) Bluurg Tapes BLUURG 13 UK 1981 Sell This Version
MMR #16 A-Heads - Discography 1982-2009 album art A-Heads Discography 1982-2009(LP, Comp) Mass Media Records MMR #16 US 2010 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

none A-Heads - Damaged Goods  album art A-Heads Damaged Goods (9xFile, ogg) Not On Label none UK 2012