Headflap | First Fifteen

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First Fifteen

by Headflap

These new reworkings of Bernie Bernie Headflap's unbelievably catchy songs have more bass and low midrange growling fuzz guitars than 21st century teen ears are used to The vocalist's famous influences have unique rather than contest-winning voices.
Genre: Rock: Retro-Rock
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1. Livin on the Fringe
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2. Partycanonplay! (I Got a Light)
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3. Disappointed People
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3:24 album only
4. Fear of Heaven
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5. Voices from the Grave
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6. Quasimodo
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7. Been Worse
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8. Bemusement Park
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9. Too Loud the Laughtrack
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10. Xenophobe
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11. Really Awake
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12. Bastard's Anthem
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13. Annihilation
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14. Neddy (Annihilation 2)
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15. Sincere
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Album Notes
On First Fifteen by Headflap, this extremely unique quartet deliver 15 stylistically diverse gems first presented by previous lineups of Bernie Bernie Headflap (BBH) in its first 15 years, 1992 through 2007.

After the umpteenth lineup of Bernie Bernie Headflap (BBH) was assembled by Kermit"Kit" Lyman III,(of Slumlord Philadelphia and several other projects) now on guitar and vocals Alan McCabe, , who had founded the project in '92 and approached Lyman in '08, decided to shorten the excessively eccentric name to Headflap. It soon became clear that longtime BBH supporter Lyman and the locally well respected Cooper-Price Rhythm Section -- Kevin Cooper {exSpongegod exBobbykork and exRusty Nails with Kit) on bass and younger drummer in town Zach Price
were very eager to try their hands at the songs they'd seen BBH's previous lineups attack in years past, while Zach happily learned these songs he had not heard before and put his own stamp on them. McCabe watched with glee as the CPRS continuos gigging with mikingmihrab and Kit's Thhe Nosebleeds caused Headflap to become tighter and tighter as about a year and a half of practices, shows and recording sessions transpired.


The power trio (McCabe no longer supports himself on guitar but adds dashes of keyboard work to Disappointed People, Voices from the Grave and Sincere)) has turned the once quirky collection of tunes into a more rockin, powerhouse canon of potential arena anthems. In the moments of Disappointed People and Quasimodo where McCabe used to provide simple solo fragments or spastic noise bursts, Lyman now plays gorgeous, well-constructured fast-fingered soloes, sometimes to expand on the melody of the refrain, other times to horrify the listener with unexpected jabs. McCabe's formerly boyish voice is still something of an acquired taste, not something you will hear from the Simon Cowell school of thought singing contest circuses.
listen to the lyrics of "Party Canon Play," and see if you can decipher the riddle-like references to a few of his favorite influences, who had unique and interesting voices rather than "perfect" voices. Whatever those might be


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