Headless Household

balladismo (Household Ink Records)

Now in its 37th year, the new music combo Headless slices across genres and pursues better living through eclecticism. The core group–Joe Woodard, Dick Dunlap, Tom Lackner, and Chris Symer–is the center of an expanding storm of ideas in progress and guests, including David Binney, Tom Buckner, Julie Christensen, Glen Philips, Nate Birkey and many others. To date, the albumography, on Household Ink Records: Headless Household (1987; vinyl), Inside/Outside USA (1993), ITEMS (1995), Free Associations (1999), mockhausen (2000), post-Polka (2003), Blur Joan (2005), and Basemento (2010), Balladismo (2015), ????? tba (2020).

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Personnel

Headless Household is:
Dick Dunlap, keyboards
Tom Lackner, drums, percussives, electronics
Chris Symer, bass (except where noted)
Joe Woodard, guitars

How the Mighty Folly
(for Claire Rabe)
David Binney, alto saxophone
Tom Buckner, tenor saxophone
Nate Birkey, trumpet

Lucidity
Julie Christensen, vocal
Sally Barr, violin
Bill Flores, pedal steel guitar

Before and After
Tom Buckner, tenor saxophone
Nate Birkey, trumpet
David Piltch, bass

¾: The Road
Glen Phillips, vocal
Nicole Lvoff, harmony vox
Sally Barr, violin
Bill Flores, pedal steel guitar
David Piltch, bass

Fragments re: Chloe (Walk in the Park)
(dedicated to the memory of Dr. Ron Faoro)

In Wait
Julie Christensen, vocal
Tom Buckner, tenor saxophone
David Piltch, bass

Happy-Go-Sad (Headless Household)

Serbian Ladybug
Julie Christensen, vocal
David Binney, alto saxophone
Bill Flores, pedal steel guitar
Sally Barr, violin
David Piltch, bass

December 28, ’08
Tom Buckner, tenor saxophone

Micro Dikshion (Dunlap/Lackner)
Dick Dunlap, keyboard
Tom Lackner, remix, electronics

I Love You, Too
Joe Woodard, vocal
Nicole Lvoff, vocal
Tom Buckner, tenor saxophone
David Piltch, bass
Sally Barr, violin
Bill Flores, pedal steel

Humor (is the Language of the Desperate)
Nate Birkey, trumpet
Tom Buckner, tenor saxophone

Searching
Nate Birkey, vocal
David Binney, alto saxophone
David Piltch, bass

My Beautiful Boy
David Piltch, bass
Nicole Lvoff, vocal
Tom Buckner, tenor saxophone
Bill Flores, pedal steel


Songs by Joe Woodard (except where noted)
Recorded and mixed at the Tompound, by Tom Lackner,
August 2013 through March, 2015
(Except “December 28, ’08,” recorded live at Center Stage Theater, Santa Barbara, Calif., by Brad Spaulding, 11-28-11)

Track Listing

  1. How the Mighty Folly
  2. Lucidity
  3. Before and After
  4. ¾: The Road
  5. Fragments re: Chloe (Walk in the Park)
  6. In Wait (Prelude)
  7. In Wait
  8. Happy-Go-Sad (Headless Household)
  9. Serbian Ladybug
  10. Micro Dikshion (Dunlap/Lackner)
  11. December 28, ’08
  12. I Love You, Too
  13. Humor (is the Language of the Desperate)
  14. Searching
  15. My Beautiful Boy

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