Paul Collins is one of the most enduring cult rockers of the late seventies and a founding member of the legendary Nerves (with Jack Lee and Peter Case). He started his solo career in 1979 and has released more than 11 studio albums as Paul Collins, or as Paul Collins’ Beat.
“Out of My Head”, his new record, is a return to the pure, unadulterated sound he helped create in his youth. On this new album Paul not only sings, but plays all the drums and most of the guitars as well.
With the collaboration of Paul Stingo on bass and harmonies, he delivers a true rock n roll record of the kind that are not being made in today’s world : simple melodies with classic songwriting structure, Rickenbacker guitars drenched in juicy reverb, straight up 60’s pop harmonies, and groovy drums, all recorded reel to reel, by real players.
With a photo cover shot by legendary NY photographer Bob Gruen, “Out of My Head” is a testament to one man’s undying love for rock n roll.
PRAISE FOR "OUT OF MY HEAD"
By the time the song fades, the 33 minutes of Out Of My Head will have evoked enough feelings to tell you that you’ve just heard a classic. – I-94 BAR
The power pop veteran's new album Out Of My Head is full of adventures. – Gary Graff, BILLBOARD
One of Out Of My Head‘s highlights is second track ‘Go,' a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it slice of power-pop goodness that’s all skinny ties and fat hooks. 45 years into his career, Collins has mastered this kind of song, and there seems to be no shortage of them inside of him. It just might be the best one-and-a-half minutes of your summer of love. – Eric Miller, MAGNET MAGAZINE
No frills, all hook and no filler. – POWER POP NEWS
Paul Collins hits it out of the park with latest release. – Marc Michael, THE PULSE
TRACK LISTING :
IN AND OUT OF MY HEAD
KIND OF GIRL
JUST TOO BAD YOU’RE LEAVING
YOU BELONG TO ME