On Inside/Outside USA, Headless Household fuse a wide range of styles to create their brand of rock: swing, bebop, blues and avant-garde, among others.
Inside/Outside USA. by Headless Household. Recorded in 1993, the band's second full-length album is a loose-limbed conceptual romp through various byways of American music. Guests include vocalists Glen (Toad the Wet Sprocket) Phillips, Ellen Turner, Nate Birkey, and Arlene Dunlap. Genre: Jazz: Weird Jazz.
Inside/Outside USA is a nu jazz music album recording by HEADLESS HOUSEHOLD released in 1995 on CD, LP/Vinyl and/or cassette. 1 Trouble in Whoville 5:29 2 Woe to Him (Who Builds His House on Salty Sand) 3:34 3 Saloonacy 5:03 4 The Mayor's Send-Off 7:07 5 Rumba in Kuwait 2:47 6 Denver Umlaut 5:53 7 Free James Brown 4:32 8 Wintering in Heaven 3:56 9 Sufferin' USA 5:45 10 Ballad for. Bonnard's Wife 6:51 11 I'll Think About It 3:38 12 Johnny's Johnny 2:59 13 I Can't Remember the Words 4:07 14 The Breadwinner's Procession 6:17.
Inside/Outside USA (CD). Household Ink Records. USA, Canada & Europe. Free Associations (CDr, Promo, Adv). Free Associations (CD).
Inside, Outside USA finds them teeming up with several guest vocalists, including Glen Phillips of Toad the Wet Sprocket, on 14 tracks of eclectic and moody mellow jazz and fusion. Ten of the tracks are instrumentals, and explore a variety of jazz atmospheres with occasional help from some horn players.
Headless Household is raising funds for Headless Household, new all-ballads album on Kickstarter! Headless Household (b. 1983) seeks help for ninth album - all-ballads, all the time - for Household Ink Records. Headless Household (b. Created by. Headless Household. We are working on an all-ballads set, and seeking love and help from the outside world, hopefully aiming to complete the album this year (2013), in time for a CD release concert in our annual Center Stage concert in December.
Free Associations (1999) ITEMS (1996) Inside/Outside USA (1993) Headless Household (1987) something to do. They released their eponymous debut album on the Household Ink label in 1987, a Christmas tape the same year, and their first CD, Inside/Outside USA in 1994. ITEMS came out in 1996, Free Associations in 1999, and their fifth album, mockhausen, in 2000.
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Trouble in Whoville
Woe to Him (Who Builds His House on Salty Sand)
The Mayor's Send-Off
Rumba in Kuwait
Free James Brown
Wintering in Heaven
Ballad for Bonnard's Wife
I'll Think About It
I Can't Remember the Words
the Breadwinner's Procession
HEADLESS HOUSEHOLD, Inside/Outside USA
The wait is over. What wait, you ask? Santa Barbara-based new music group Headless Household has, at long last, released its second full-length recording, on CD and cassette. Entitled Inside/Outside USA, this 14-song package is expectedly all over the map in terms of style, attitude, and mental wardrobe. Here, jazz, pop, folk, funk, free improvisation, cabaret, surf, C&W, polka, and other musical directions freely co-mingle. Keyboardist Dick Dunlap, guitarist Joe Woodard, bassist Chris Symer, and drummer-percussionist Tom Lackner formed the band in 1983. Their debut album on the Household Ink label, Headless Household, was released in 1987 to favorable response on the cultural fringes. Jas Obrecht, of Guitar Player, called it “strange, cool rumblings from Southern California.” A two-song Christmas tape soon followed, of which Mark Hanson from Frets wrote “Holy host, Batman! Are these guys for real? You might call this recording `Christmas in the Zappa Neighborhood' or `Sledding in the Santa Barbara Snow.' This is experimental Christmas music to say the least.” Gathering their wits and willpower, the band recorded Inside/Outside USA over a three-week period at Area 52 studio, inviting several special guests along for the ride. Glen Phillips, vocalist from Toad the Wet Sprocket, sings on the faux folk number, “Woe to Him (Who Builds His House on Salty Sand).” Violinist Gilles Apap contributes to the cracked country western ditty, “Denver Umlaut.” Vocalist Ellen Turner is the dream queen on the art pop song “Wintering in Heaven,” and Arlene Dunlap adds impressionistic vocals to “Ballad for Bonnard's Wife.” Trumpeter Jeff Elliott, currently with Les McCann, plays on “Mayor's Send-Off,” a requiem for drummer Tony Moreno. Trumpeter/singer Nate Birkey is the focus of “I Can't Remember the Words,” and saxist John Schnackenberg adds his two bits to “Johnny's Johnny” and “Trouble in Whoville.” The Household chases down other muses, as well. Funk is the force behind “Free James Brown.” Post-Beach Boy mutations occur on “Sufferin' USA.” Ethnic-eclectic mayhem makes “I'll Think About It” worth thinking about. “Rhumba in Kuwait” and “Breadwinner's Procession” indulges in brooding, flecked by unhinged free improv. With the wide-ranging but concentrated statement made by Inside/Outside USA, Headless Household hopes to further clarify and/or discover why they got into this mess in the first place.
"Santa Barbara's comically-inspired jazz-cum-anything quartet... fusion, country, folk, funk, surf, and even polka all mix together with just enough bite, humor, and variety to buck convention. Prime musical chops keep the irreverence focused... this household is all over the map; in terms of creativity and energy, the group is beyond category." --Roger Len Smith, Jazziz All-Music Guide: On Inside/Outside USA, Headless Household fuse a wide range of styles to create their brand of rock: swing, bebop, blues and avant-garde, among others. — John Bush "Headless Household’s singular brand of jazz is not so much free as it is amok. This Santa Barbara combo plays endearingly bizarre pop, bop, swing, and several other genres with impeccable musicianship and a sly sense of humor... `The Mayor’s Send-Off’ is a very nice piece of blue-mood lounge music with a smoky trumpet; `Rumba in Kuwait’ is an impressive exercise in avant-noise; `Wintering in Heaven’ deserves to be added to the repertoire of every nightclub crooner. An added bonus is `Woe to Him,’ featuring vocals by Toad the Wet Sprocket’s Glen Phillips. Recommended, but not for purists." --Rafer Guzman, East Bay Express "Fusion's never been this bizarre. Headless Household combines good 'ol Southern blues-boogie, be-bop, swing and rock into a gamey stew served warm over a plate of Penguin Cafe Orchestra, Golden Palaminos, Captain Beefheart, Savoy Brown, and onward...Wild."--Darren Bergstein, I/e "A quartet from Santa Barbara, CA, Headless Household have been together for over a decade, and released their first, self-titled album in 1987. `Inside/Outside’ finds them teaming up with several guests, including Glen Phillips of Toad the Wet Sprocket, on 14 tracks of eclectic and moody mellow jazz and fusion. Ten of the tracks are instrumentals, and explore a variety of jazz atmospheres with occasional help from some horn players. The band members, playing, playing guitar, keyboards, bass and drums, are all solid musicians, but the strength of the album lies mainly in its variety—the songs each explore different shades of jazz, from light, dreamy vocal pieces to comedic musical jabs at James Brown and surf music, to somewhat more upbeat and eclectic fusion. For those into the mellower side of electric jazz, ‘Inside/Outside’ should prove to be an interesting and enjoyable listen, though not an essential release." --RW, Expose "Following a private madness, they assemble (musical) nuggets into something great and, sometimes, even important. Using old and new instrumentation and technologies, Headless Household weave through tight turns and time-signatures" --B.H. Hart, Sound Choice "It's hard to categorize these guys, though their music's playful, quirky, sometimes downright silly, sometimes quite soothing."--New Music Distribution Service Catalogue blurb
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