Headband became one of Australia’s most popular progressive, blues rock bands that formed in early 1971 by bass guitarist Chris Bailey; drummer Joff Bateman; singer-songwriter and keyboardist Peter Beagley (later known as Peter Head); and singer-songwriter and guitarist Mauri Berg. Headband played progressive blues rock with symphonic, country and pop influences.
A year after their album “A Song for Tooley” was released in 1973, Headband had separated, Bailey joined the Australian rock group “The Angels” in January 1977, he was later a founding member of GANGgajang. Berg joined a new line-up of Fraternity in late 1974, it included John Swan on drums and vocals, and his brother Jimmy Barnes (Cold Chisel) on vocals. Head formed a loose musical collective, The Mount Lofty Rangers, in 1974, which began with various musicians from Fraternity and Headband. It included Bon Scott, who left to join AC/DC before year’s end.
Even though the band members had parted their ways into different musical avenues, their music was not parted from their progressive rock fans hearts. By the early 1990s, the original vinyl pressing of “A Song for Tooley” became a collector’s item for psychedelic and progressive rock fans. Fast-forward to 2011 and Peter Head and his record label Head Office records have now signed to Blue Pie Records to remaster and digitally distribute all the psychedelic rock material from Australian icon, Headband.
Everything from the music to the original photo archives from the album were digitally remastered
Thankyou Peter for signing here with us at Blue Pie Records. We feel honoured to have helped you remaster the mastery of this album.
For more information including the album and reviews visit: itunes.apple.com/au/album/a-song-for-tooley/id448552820
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