Simba Records and Pirates Press Records are thrilled to be helping this way overdue release finally come into the world, the way the band envisaged it many years ago. Davey Warsop, formerly singer/guitarist of UK band Beat Union and currently fronting Sharp/Shock, found his second calling with Suedehead while working as a producer at Hurley Studios in Costa Mesa, CA. What began as a loose side project quickly became serious when Mike Ness asked the band to open up for Social Distort ion after he heard Warsops rough demos.
Quickly pulling together a band to join Social D. on the road Warsop signed up Greg Kuehn (T.S.O.L., Berlin), Korey Kingston (The Aggrolites, Hepcat), Nic Rodriguez (Fallborn) and Chris Bradley (The Distraction). The Orange County based mod squad called upon an eclectic background of influences including UK pub rock legend Elvis Costello, mod punks The Jam, new wave pioneer Joe Jackson as well as the UKs Northern Soul movement and the classic sounds of Motown, but most importantly and even more obscurely, The Commitments.
Self releasing their string of 7 records, Suedehead toured the U.S., blew up on local radio stations (including KROQ) and played Coachella. So many labels showed interest in signing them, but nothing worked out until now. So, here it is, finally! Now if we can just get them to play some reunion shows...