No Way Out: An Oral History of Sunburned Hand of the Man: Headdress

Our pilot episode introduces the concept of the podcast and takes a close look at Sunburned’s iconic album, Headdress. We hear about the origins and goals of the podcast—grappling with the complexities of Sunburned’s chaotic narrative. Music journalist Allison Hussey joins us to provide an outsider’s perspective of the band. Byron Coley describes Sunburned’s impact on the wider music scene. Then we focus on one song in an attempt to discern a bit of what Sunburned does when they jam. Finally, we turn to Sunburned’s iconic 2002 release, Headdress, and that album’s recent 20th anniversary reissue.

No Way Out: Headdress

Here’s an image of the center label for the Headdress album. You can read both the original Pitchfork review of Headdress here and an expanded review of the reissue at Aquarium Drunkard. Check out Sunburned Hand of the Man’s Instagram profile for more pictures related to this episode!

Songs heard in this episode:

Shitless – Headdress

Don’t Get Burned – Earth Do Eagles Do

The Illness – Headdress

The Underground Press – Headdress

The Most Relevant – Headless

Check out this Spotify playlist with all the songs heard in this week’s episode!

You can email or go here for Kelly. Allison Hussey is here and on Twitter.

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