Oneida Heads Ain’t Ready 7″
Heads Ain’t Ready features the band’s whirlwind take on two Grateful Dead tunes from the S/T album: “Cream Puff War” and “Cold Rain and Snow.” A great record to play for your Dead hating friends and, a guaranteed noisy good time. Put it on and kick up your own cloud of dust! Pressed in a hand numbered edition of 600 with two color variations: 300 on translucent light blue with white splatter and 300 on translucent red with white splatter. Also available at Insound.
A / Cream Puff War
B / Cold Rain and Snow
647 Total Copies
332 Light Bue Splatter
315 Red Splatter
600 Numbered Copies
300 light blue splatter // numbered 1 to 300
300 red splatter // numbered 301 to 600
17 Marked Promo Copies
All light blue splatter
30 Label Copies
The O tackles the Dead, just like they were doing live a few years back. “Cream Puff War” and “Cold Rain and Snow” are the two covers chosen, and since it’s not that much of a stretch to link the Grateful Dead’s first album to the Oneidan gestalt, you shouldn’t be surprised that they’d have chosen these. All the same, great record, noisy and raging and stampeding all over the folds of your mind. And with the tense, taut interplay that belies previous efforts on the new album Preteen Weaponry, you can take your pick at how you want to continue to appreciate this grand band. 600 numbered copies, 300 each on red and blue splatter vinyl (get the blue one, seriously, it’s beautiful), available only from the URL below, Insound, and from the band’s merch table.
-Doug Mosurock / Dusted Magazine
Psych-rock juggernaut Oneida refocuses on its spastic side with this two-song 45. Both "Cream Puff War" and "Cold Rain & Snow" are quick manic bursts of rhythmically complex drums and organ - overdriven with blots of shredded guitar and group vocals that verge on chanting. It's some fine stuff, but it sounds less like recent Oneida and more like something from five years ago. Oh, yeah, did I mention both songs are Grateful Dead covers? The awesome tie-dyed vinyl is kind of a clue.
- Garrett Martin / Flagpole
Raven Sings The Blues:
The A-side on this one was an especially sweet surprise when I cracked this open. Cranking up the energy on one of my favorite Dead tracks, "Cream Puff War" Oneida redefine this sunny number from the band's S/T debut. In the process they heat this into a great stomping rocker in fine form; still retaining a glimmer of the organ line and taking the guitar to its unfettered conclusion. They do a fair amount of revision on the b-side as well; another inclusion from the band's S/T album subjected to a make-over and a head full of steam. This one falls just a little closer to the Dead's original mark but its by no means tame. It's good to see the band tipping to their influences on a release like this. The 7" is available in both swirled blue and swirled red pressings, both limited to 300.