Experimental noise/punk band from Scotland, UK. Active in the late 80s/early 90s.

Original line-up:
Andy - Guitar
Mac - Bass
P6 - Vocals
Richie - Drums, until 89

Final line-up:
Dr Technology (Andy)- Guitar
Mofungo Diggs (Mac)- Bass
Mr Jason - Drums
P6 / Wilberforce - Vocals


none Stretchheads - Three Steps To Heaven album art Stretchheads Three Steps To Heaven(Cass, S/Sided, Ltd) K7 none UK 1987 Sell This Version
SOMALP 2 Stretchheads - Five Fingers, Four Thingers, A Thumb, A Facelift, And A New Identity album art Stretchheads Five Fingers, Four Thingers, A Thumb, A Facelift, And A New Identity(LP, Album) Moksha Recordings SOMALP 2 UK 1988 Sell This Version
BFFP 58 Stretchheads - Pish In Your Sleazebag album art Stretchheads Pish In Your Sleazebag (Album) Blast First, Blast First BFFP 58 UK 1991 Sell This Version
BFFP 68 Stretchheads - Barbed Anal Exciter album art Stretchheads Barbed Anal Exciter(10", MiniAlbum) Blast First BFFP 68 UK 1993 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

SOMA 5, SOMA05 Stretchheads - Bros Are Pish album art Stretchheads Bros Are Pish(7", S/Sided, Etch, Ltd, Promo, W/Lbl) Moksha Recordings, Moksha Recordings SOMA 5, SOMA05 UK 1988 Sell This Version
BFFP 64 Stretchheads - 23 Skinner album art Stretchheads 23 Skinner(12") Blast First BFFP 64 UK 1990 Sell This Version
BFFP 56 Stretchheads - Eyeball Origami Aftermath Wit Vegetarian Leg album art Stretchheads Eyeball Origami Aftermath Wit Vegetarian Leg(7", EP) Blast First BFFP 56 UK 1990 Sell This Version

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May 3, 2013
edited over 8 years ago
Couldn't add much to what Alastis said and don't really need to. My first exposure to Stretchheads was the Eyeball Origami Aftermath... 7" which I immediately loved, already being a fan of early Boredoms. Ironic part is, I described them as "psych ward hardcore [punk]" long before I'd heard the first album. Five Fingers, Four Thingers... is utterly psychotic hardcore-verging-on-grindcore and begins with an unintelligibly screamed tirade by the name of "Fans" (!!); they had calmed down some by Eyeball Origami Aftermath. And here's the kicker: referring to them as "psych ward hardcore" when in fact P6/ Phil Eaglesham (the aforementioned singer) is or at least was a psychiatric nurse. Their music is by all means crucial listening but, owing to being ripped off by labels, even the band themselves advocate illegally downloading their catalog; sort of "they stole from us, so go ahead and steal from them." Oh, and I couldn't find any record of a Boney M song called "New Thing In Egypt" (which they supposedly covered). Probably Stretchheads havin' a big ol' larf at all of us; after all, they do apparently have a wicked sense of humour too!!


March 12, 2006
edited over 15 years ago
Now this is really scary - if you thought that Melt-Banana vocalist is nuts, you have to find anything by Stretcheads. Vocal exercises of their lead...err...singer (who goes by the name of P6) will probably clear the room immediately. Music itself is as abrasive as can be and its really hard to tell who would've won in a fighting match between Boredoms and Stretchheads. Unfortunately Stretchheads also happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time and dissolved after just a couple of releases. If any of their records/EPs will get a proper reissue one day, their music/noise will most likely be revered by today's kids who are enjoying Black Dice, Lightning Bolt and afromentioned Melt-Banana.

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