Sofa Head

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Sofa Head were formed from a previous band called Dan (see Dan (13)) with Claire Sykes on vocals, Ian Wallis on guitar & vocals, founder Ian Armstrong on bass guitar and Andrew Laing on drums & vocals. Tracks from the band's first first demo, "World" and "Ugly" appeared on the Meantime Records compilation "Spleurk!". Early performances featured a drum machine until the band managed to lure drummer Laing from the audience.

Sofa Head cut 4 albums. "Pre Marital Yodelling (1127 Walnut Ave.)", the title of which is an oblique reference to both Jehovah's Witnesses and Laurel & Hardy. Recorded in July 1989 it was released on Meantime in the UK, on the Double A label in Germany and on the Profane Existence label in the USA. This was followed by a single release "Invitation To Dinner" on the Rugger Bugger Discs label and a John Peel session. This single featured on the 2nd album "What A Predicament".

The band released a 12", titled "Twat!", featuring 2 studio tracks & live tracks on the flipside. Laing left the band and joined "Leatherface", replaced by a drummer called Graham (surname unknown) for the 3rd album "Acres Of Geeses". However, Graham disappeared on the eve of the support tour and Laing filled in, finally being replaced by Matthew Woodward from the Cleveland band KITO. This line-up did 2 European tours and a live US 4th album "More Is Not A Word In Our Vocabulary".

Sofa Head disbanded in 1994. Sykes joined indie band "Elliot", Wallis retired and Armstrong formed "Rugrat" with Laing. This group did 3 EPs and a Peel session and became the group "Bulltaco".

The 1st & 2nd albums have subsequently been released on a 'Boss Tuneage' compilation CD "Pre Marital Predicament".
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Albums

COX 015, AA 022 Sofa Head - Pre Marital Yodelling (1127 Walnut Ave.) album art Sofa Head Pre Marital Yodelling (1127 Walnut Ave.) (Album) Meantime Records, Double A Records COX 015, AA 022 UK & Europe 1989 Sell This Version
COX 026, COX026, Cox026 Sofa Head - What A Predicament album art Sofa Head What A Predicament (Album) Meantime Records, Meantime Records, Meantime Records COX 026, COX026, Cox026 UK 1990 Sell This Version
none Sofa Head - More Is Not A Word In Our Vocabulary album art Sofahead* More Is Not A Word In Our Vocabulary Shazbat Records none US 1992 Sell This Version
CASE 1 Sofa Head - Acres Of Geeses album art Sofa Head Acres Of Geeses (Album) SMR Records CASE 1 UK 1992 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

DUMP 004, COX EP2 Sofa Head - Invitation To Dinner album art Sofa Head Invitation To Dinner (EP) Rugger Bugger Discs, Meantime Records DUMP 004, COX EP2 UK 1990 Sell This Version
PLAY 17T Sofa Head - Twat! E.P. album art Sofa Head Twat! E.P.(12", EP) Workers Playtime PLAY 17T UK & Europe 1991 Sell This Version

Compilations

BTRCRS 004 Sofa Head - Pre Marital Predicament album art Sofa Head Pre Marital Predicament (Comp) Boss Tuneage BTRCRS 004 UK 2005 Sell This Version