Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Tex and the Horseheads

Usually lumped in the same stylistic pen as bands like the Gun Club, Tex and the Horseheads were a Los Angeles-based cowpunk band fronted by the proto-Courtney Love-esque singer Texacala Jones. Getting their start amidst the burgeoning paisley scene of L.A. in the early '80s, Tex and the Horseheads would only record two studio full-lengths and one live record before calling it a day prior to the end of the decade. Their first, a self-titled affair released on Enigma in 1984, was followed by the John Doe (of X and the Knitters fame) produced Life's so Cool in 1985. Tot Ziens, a live document released by Enigma Holland in 1985 showed the band in rather ranting, albeit poorly recorded, form, and that was to be the end of their output. Jones and bassist Mike Martt would regroup a few more times for reunion shows, and Jones appearing with other bands and getting small parts in independent films, but for all intents and purposes, Tex and the Horseheads' career was as short as most of the rather self-destructive bands which spawned from the scene they came up in.
~ Chris True, All Music Guide

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Tex and the Horseheads (1984)

192kbps mp3

Life's so Cool (1985)

320kbps mp3

Tot Ziens: Live in Holland (1986)

160kbps mp3


Anonymous said...

i can't thank you enough. thank you, thanks, thanx!!

Whobuddy said...

Any chance you could repost these? I've been looking for a digital copy forever. Thanks!

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