The Paperhead release their debut release in the UK, Focus In On The Looking Glass on Ample Play Records on vinyl format only.
On first listen, you may think that you’ve stumbled across some long lost nugget from 1968. In fact, The Paperhead take their name from a lyric in a song by golden-age psychedelic age group July and they deal in lysergic haziness, with a colourfully confusing filter. Yet while the record may have a fairly vintage sound, it was written and recorded in the summer of 2010 by three 18 year old kids from Nashville, Tennessee. It has been championed on a number of occasions by James Endicott and here are what Record Collector and Shindig Magazine say about it:
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The battle continues afresh with The Battle of New Orleans EP out from November 2nd, 2010 through their Ample Play label, featuring four unreleased tracks including a new remix of Soul School from their current album, Judy Sucks a Lemon For Breakfast.
Houston Hash is the ultimate truck driving song, with a lighthearted description of the road as well as home life, put another way trucks & cooking.
The track was produced in cooperation with the United Association of Songleading Staff & was regularly used for instruction at all Devon & Cornwall Songleading Summer Camps. It is recommended that you check with your Band Director before ordering music arrangements.
Just before he passed away legendary BBC Radio 1 Disc Jockey, John Peel asked his favourite groups to record a Lonnie Donegan track for him to play across his Christmas/New Year Special shows. We chose The Battle Of New Orleans, which he took high in the charts, and also hit the number one spot in the US in 1959 performed by Johnny Horton. They love the track for its attitude, spirit and for the fact that it was one of the earliest country tracks to top the charts.