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THE STEMS
Heads Up
Label: Citadel (Australia)
Catalogue No: CITLP598
Format: LP
Reissued: November 2019
Price: $ 28.00
 
The Stems - Heads Up
Also by The Stems:   At First Sight:   (CD)  (LP)  Heads Up CD    Associated:   Dom Mariani: Various DM3: Various The DomNicks
It's incongruous to think that Heads Up was only The Stems's second full-length album and the band's first new release in 20 years. Incongruous not just because The Stems remain one of Australia's most virtuous garage and power pop bands despite a playing and recording history that lasted a mere few years in the mid-1980s. But also because Heads Up is so pure, fresh and potent that it could have been recovered from recording sessions shelved at the height of the band's original popularity.

Ten new original tunes were recorded in Perth in earlier part of 2007 at the vintage recording compound of KingDom Studios and later mixed at Ultrasuede Studios in Cincinnati by producer John Curley (Afghan Wigs, Greenhornes, Ronnie Spector & the White Stripes). Heads-Up was well received by fans and critics alike, and would reset the path for the bands resurgence as live touring act.

"A cracking collection" **** - Rolling Stone

"Pure, fresh and potent" - Patrick Emery, Beat Magazine - Album of the Week

"…jaw droppingly perfect" - Faster Louder

"Heads Up represents a fantastic return to the scene" **** - Steve Bell – Time Off
SIDE 1: (20:28 m:s)
  1. Leave You Way Behind (D Mariani) (3:45 m:s)
  2. She Sees Everything (D Mariani) (4:39 m:s)
  3. Undying Love (D Mariani) (4:16 m:s)
  4. Surround Me (D Shaw) (4:11 m:s)
  5. What's Your Stand (R Lane / G Morris) (3:37 m:s)


SIDE 2: (20:04 m:s)
  1. Get To Know Me (D Mariani) (4:20 m:s)
  2. Hellbound Train (D Mariani) (3:47 m:s)
  3. The Liar (D Shaw) (4:06 m:s)
  4. Only If You Want It (R Lane / G Morris) (3:54 m:s)
  5. Get So Bad (D Mariani) (3:57 m:s)