Monday, September 06, 2004

The return of Bands Reunited - Haircut 100

VH1's great mini-series Bands Reunited is back tonight, and features the poptastic Haircut 100. Remember the cardigans, the nautical themes? I do, and I loved every minute of it. The songs were always eminently catchy, full of funky bass and guitar, lots of cool percussion and big horns. I was 17 when I bought Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl) on 45, and was way into it's weird cross pollination of James Brown style funk grooves with the whimsy of British pop. I still listen to their debut Pelican West - too bad they never made more than one album.

6 comments:

Brittle said...

Incidentally, Hundred 100 did release a second album, called Paint and Paint, although the line-up was sans Nick Heyward by that point.

Brittle said...

...although they were still called "Haircut 100" as opposed to "Hundred 100," which would frankly be redundant.

Anonymous said...

I keep missing the episode. Does anyone know where to find a torrent file for the episode?

Thanks!
--Chris

Eric said...

Nick Heyward's solo records were pretty good too, but not as funky.

jonny jenks said...

Yup...does anybody please have a link to a torrent or the actual episode itself?

I keep missing it. Grrrr...

Anonymous said...

Hope it's okay to post my site here? I've recently put together a Haircut 100 site. So please check it out (although it is a work in progress) for news, message boards and to fill out the petition to bring the band to your city! http://www.haircut100.net