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Luck Had Nothing To Do With It


Release Date: 27 February 2012

Format: CD Album

Label: Onomatopoeia Records



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March Of The Pinheads


Pinhead Nation formed in 1989 taking their name from the comic strip by British artist Shaky Kane. They played to a small but fervent fanbase for five years, during which time they also released 3 vinyl singles on DogFish Records. Always willing to explore, they played their final gig at The Bunker in Prague 1995.

A committed three piece, Pinhead lynchpins were vocalist and wordsmith Dave Cooper, whose guitar sounded like stretched nerves and shattering glass and drummer Julian Ison, whose unpredictable rhythms could drive mad men sane. Paul Carey was the 4th and final bass player, with the unenviable task of keeping up, joining the gap between the other two and driving the music out even further.

Work had started on the album in 1994 but life, in all its messy manifestations, intervened and the band decided to take a short break…

Luck Had Nothing to Do With It was produced by Bic Hayes (Cardiacs, Levitation, Dark Star) between 1994 and 2011. It was edited and mixed by Bic and Tim Smith at Tim's Apollo 8 studio in Wiltshire.

Deeply human, often painful, wickedly groovy. Folklore for now.
Welcome to the world of Pinhead Nation.