Big Black ‎– Headache / Heartbeat

Touch And Go ‎– T&G#20, Touch And Go ‎– T&G#21
Vinyl, 12", Maroon
Vinyl, 7", Maroon
All Media, Limited Edition, "Body Bag" Sleeve


Headache 11:43
A1 My Disco 2:50
A2 Grinder 2:24
B1 Ready Men 3:48
B2 King Dick 2:41
Heartbeat 6:34
C1 Heartbeat 3:47
D1 Things To Do Today 1:44
D2 I Can't Believe 1:03

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Limited edition of this release features photo of a person who committed suicide using a shotgun; due to the graphic nature of the photos the EP was released with a covering black jacket - which was actually made from body bag vinyl. Front of bag has silver foil Big Black logo sticker. Includes a booklet with writing, photo and artwork printed on textured paper. Also includes a large poster.

© 1987 Big Black ℗ 1987 Touch And Go

Mastered at Europadisk using Direct Metal Mastering (DMM) technology.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout [Etched]): T&G#20-A Europadisk DMM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout [Etched]): T&G#20-B Europadisk DMM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C Runout [Etched]): T&G#21-A Europadisk DMM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D Runout [Etched]): T&G#21 B1 Europadisk DMM

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
T&G#20, T&G#21 Big Black Headache / Heartbeat(12", Bur + 7", Bur + Ltd, Bod) Blast First, Blast First T&G#20, T&G#21 UK 1987 Sell This Version
BFFP 14 T, T&G#21 Big Black Headache / Heartbeat(12" + 7") Blast First, Touch And Go BFFP 14 T, T&G#21 UK 1987 Sell This Version
BFFP14T, BFFP 14T, BFFP14, BFFP 14 Big Black Headache / Heartbeat(12", EP + 7" + Ltd) Blast First, Blast First, Blast First, Blast First BFFP14T, BFFP 14T, BFFP14, BFFP 14 UK 1987 Sell This Version


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August 30, 2013
I have the Blast First version of this with Touch & Go "leftover" vinyl but it has the suicide sleeve with gold label. Is that version listed anywhere? Can't seem to find it. Vinyl is black.


July 16, 2013
i bought this new/sealed from rough trade in july '87,but the 'heartbeat' 7"'nt heartbeat!.. it's a record by bobby lewis (oh yes i love you/tossin'an turnin') on the 'collectables' label..but still pressed on the same deep crimson the 12" is pressed the white/red heartbeat sleeve.. always wondered if this was a big black in-joke,or a pressing plant anomoly?....anyone know/help?..


March 2, 2012
edited over 4 years ago
"Touch and Go editions have silver foil on the body bag, and Blast First editions have gold foil. ...1000 copies of each version (Blast First and Touch and Go)" source: