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Memorial Monday To Check Your Melon

  • Kip Wingerschmidt


Several lifetimes ago I knew a guy who always used to ask “How’s your melon?” as an in-passing “how ya feeling?” and at the time it seemed pretty goofy — his uber-stony inflection and follow-up question (“…is it feeling copacetic?!?”) didn’t help add any level of legitimacy — but in retrospect I fully appreciate his concern for my head.

Checking/keeping/giving/receiving — good head(s) is/are meant to be valued, no?

And who better to offer a deeper perspective on monitoring/making/melting melons than sludgy Melbourne/Berlin trio HEADS (featuring a member from our German overlords in The Ocean), whose killer self-titled debut (out now on Heart Of The Rat Records) was recorded in a Turkish whorehouse the Swiss Alps.

Here’s the first track:

Whether you’re a head hunter or head gatherer, the entire album is audible to your earholes via Rolling Stone Australia.  Buy it here and get some HEADS live in Germany this Summer (dates on the band’s Facebook page).

However if you’re stuck stateside and in the market for some head, look no further…

Now that you’ve received, time to give us some head-y suggestions in the comments below…

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