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Headset
Origin California, USA
Genres Alternative
Years active 1996 – 2001
Labels Centipede Records
Members
Ryan Kirk – Lead Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards
Taylor Stacy – Bass, Vocals
Sean Furlong – Drums
Chris FudurichKeyboards
Former members
Don Knotts Overdrive
Howard Hallis
Bobby Hecksher
Daniel Myer
Bob Mustachio
Anthony Scarpa
Joh Kaizen
Pititia Alcala
Chicken John
Mike Gump
Adam Bregman

Headset was an American alternative rock band based in California, USA.

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Formation

Originally known as DKO, this Holllywood-based performance art/rock ensemble began their career in 1993, consisting of Howard Hallis (today, an artist), Taylor Stacy (Magic Pacer, Erin Martin Band, Deletists, Reverz Engineers, Electromagnetic), Bobby Hecksher (Charles Brown Superstar, Magic Pacer, The Warlocks), Bob Mustachio (Magic Pacer, The Warlocks) and Daniel Meyer (Dashboard Prophets, Farflung). Originally visually and shock-rock based, dressing as monsters, superheroes, animals, naked, etc., the LA party band released a 7" single in 1994 on Wrong Dimension Records. In 1995, Hallis and Hecksher left the group as their full length CD debut was released nationally. Ditching the expensive and annoying costume and visual art component, the group were pegged by Trey Parker and Exene Cervenka to pen tunes for their next projects. Next, the group reworked "Snowball" for the official tribute to DEVO, "We Are Not Devo." Several other tv, film and internet licensing deals followed. Due to legal challenges from the actual Don Knotts, the group changed their moniker to The Headset. In 1997, out of the ashes of the Big Bang of the Silverlake Underground Movement, 4 "heads" and rock soldiers retooled and stepped up to the challenge of producing the definitive sound of tomorrow. The Head Set's first release, the World-Famous "Twisted Steel, Leather Donut" appeared courtesy of their association with Mitchell Frank, Spaceland founder, King of Club Echo and modern age genius. Heady? Quixote-like? Yes. Trey Parker, Matt Stone and the Dust Brothers found it hilarious and infectious Kraut Kampf to include in Nickelbag/Universal's "ORGAZMO!" soundtrack. Recordings of "Snowball" for the Devo-Blessed and supervised "We Are Not Devo" CD comp and FGTH's "Relax" for Exene Cervenka's KPNK CD comp soon followed. The group, initially performing as DKO, played sold-out shows from Spaceland to the Whisky to The Viper Room, were heralded by KROQ, KLOSand KCRW, no less, as a new artist to watch—a can't miss glimpse of the future of l.a. alternative rock—The reclusive four-piece instead signed an indie contract giving them more creative control—Centipede Records and Producer Jim Goodwin released "Brownout" with major college radio backing—THINGS HAPPEN... Enjoy what is probably one the BEST unheard artistic and musical portfolios out of Los Angeles heralding the turn of the century... Relentless, challenging, complex, soft, aggressive, melancholy, brilliant and beautiful. A remixed and remastered compilation of this visionary LA future-rock combo's finest recordings is currently being produced. "Brownout " and "We Are NOt Devo" is currently available through WWW.CDBABY.COM/hset AVAILABLE SOON: Re-Mastered 21-track retrospective—SPRING 2008. Headset was first known as Don Knotts Overdrive in its early stages and went through many different band members. Don Knotts Overdrive had to change its name due to legal matters. The band started off with having Howard Hallis on lead vocals but was replaced in 1995 by Ryan Kirk after he was kicked out of the band. In late 1998, Don Knotts Overdrive changed their name to Headset. A semi-new lineup was in state and an album known as Brownout would be Headset's one and only album before breaking up in early 2001.Headset was first known as Don Knotts Overdrive in its early stages and went through many different band members. Don Knotts Overdrive had to change its name due to legal matters. The band started off with having Howard Hallis on lead vocals but was replaced in 1995 by Ryan Kirk after he was kicked out of the band. In late 1998, Don Knotts Overdrive changed their name to Headset. A semi-new lineup was in state and an album known as Brownout would be Headset's one and only album before breaking up in early 2001.

Discography

Studio albums

Don Knotts Overdrive 7" single (1994) Wrong Dimension Records Track Listing

Acid Caboose (featuring Dr. Timothy Leary) Pfunny Bunny (featuring Kill Whitey) Loopy Bird (featuring Genesis P. Orridge)

The Patio Collection (1995) "Electric Treechrome Disco Girl"

Juggernaut CD (1996) 13 songs

We Are Not Devo (1997) "Snowball"

KPNK (Compilation) 1997 Producer: Exene Cervenka Don Knotts Overdrive- "Relax" Frankie Goes to Hollywood cover

Brownout CD (2000)

Soundtracks

  • Orgazmo — "Twisted Steel, Leather Donut" (1996)

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