Pinhead: You Don’t Like Me, Do Ya’?
Here’s an entertaining LP from Pinhead, a Burlington VT group fronted by local cartoonist/author/eccentric Dug Nap. Pinhead’s style is a mix of new wave, ska, and punk influenced pop with sarcastic and fun lyrics that make for an interesting listen. This was a hit locally when it first came out and from what I’ve heard there was much talk of a national record deal. These guys used to play all the local venues and they had a seriously dedicated following that supported them (which included my folks, which is how I got turned on to the LP) and were well known for their high energy live shows. Pinhead never really blew up nationally and remained just a local sensation, although Dug Nap became a local celebrity and his art is still in demand. His stuff can be found at http://dugnap.com/
The tracks ‘citizen’ and ‘back to the womb’ were crowd favorites, but the track that got repeat listens from me was the title track, ‘you don’t like me, do ya?’ which has a dose of paranoia as well as the sense of humor that they were known for. This is also probably the darkest track on the album.