Hefner  a discography

2006
Maida Vale -- Catfight! -- The Best of Hefner

2002
Kick, Snare, Hats, Ride -- The Hefner Brain

2001
Trouble Kid -- Dead Media -- Alan Bean -- Snowstorm -- So Messed Up -- Half a Life

2000
We Love the City -- The Greedy Ugly People -- Good Fruit -- Christian Girls -- Boxing Hefner -- Revelations!

1999
Orphan Songs -- I Took Her Love for Granted -- The Fidelity Wars -- The Hymn for the Cigarettes -- The Hefner Heart -- The Hymn for the Alcohol -- The Maker’s Dozen

1998
London -- Sound City: Newcastle -- The Sweetness Lies Within -- Breaking God’s Heart -- Love Will Destroy Us in the End -- Pull Yourself Together -- The Hefner Soul -- Wow! & Flutter -- Lee Remick

1996/7
A Better Friend -- The Devotion Chamber

Back to Kisses and Cheap Wine

Maida Vale

Released 4 December 2006 on Belka Records

Format: CD

HEFCD03

Your Head to Your Toes
the Greater London Radio
Don’t Flake out on Me
Good Fruit
The Greedy Ugly People
The Cure for Evil
Don’t Go
She Can’t Sleep No More
The Day That Thatcher Dies
The Sad Witch

The BBC John Peel live session at Maida Vale recorded on 23 August 2000. Some tracks featured on the limited edition version of We Love the City.

Hefnet

Catfight!

Released June 2006

Format: double CD

HEFCD02 CD1

The Pines
Gabriel in the Airport
Anne and Bill
Repression Song
I'm Not Surprised
New French Tits
Country Song for Simon
Fist Footed
Dirty World
Your Kitchen
Come on Sister
Dark Days
The Love Has Gone
Hymn for the 1950s Folk Revival
Monkey Man
Louise
Down Street
Hymn for the Telephones
Standing on Jesus
The Little Baby Hefner's Christmas Song for Holland
Somebody's Got to Love You

HEFCD02 CD2

If I Had the Desire
The Hymn for Lisa and Me
OMD
Orange Ball of Hate
Don't Break My Heart
The Girl With the Loneliest Futon in Bethnal Green
The Art of Forgiveness
Underfed
It Breaks My Heart
Smoke
Shit TV
Lemon Pixie Stick
Fully Clothed
How Can I Be Certain
You've Been Prayed For
Colette
No Fucking Just Kissing
Fox
Virgin Friends
Betty Cutts
Affordable Friend
Lank

2CD compilation of out-takes and other unreleased material. The Pines, Gabriel in the Airport, and Anne and Bill were re-recorded by The French. Monkey Man is a cover of a song previously recorded by Toots and the Maytals and the Specials. Louise is a Human League song. Standing on Jesus is a traditional song recorded during rehearsals for the John Peel "gospel" session that became Revelations!. Orange Ball of Hate is a Mountain Goats song. Lemon Pixie Stick is a song by Melt, a band featuring Darren's Stereomorphonium colleague Joël Bourret. You've Been Prayed For previously appeared on The Devotion Chamber.

Hefnet

The Best of Hefner

Released 27th March 2006 through Fortune & Glory

Format: CD

FORCD118

A Better Friend (original single version)
Christian Girls (original single version)
Pull Yourself Together (didgeridoo version)
The Sweetness Lies Within
The Sad Witch
Hello Kitten
Lee Remick
The Hymn for the Cigarettes
The Hymn for the Alcohol
I Took her Love for Granted
Don’t Flake out on Me
I Love Only You
Good Fruit
The Greedy Ugly People
Painting and Kissing
The Greater London Radio
The Day That Thatcher Dies
Alan Bean
When the Angels Play their Drum Machines (Mothership mix)
Home

Hefnet -- Fortune & Glory

Kick, Snare, Hats, Ride

Released 1st July 2002 exclusively via Alma Road Mail Order. Now available as a download from the Simbiotic store.

Format: CD, download (MP3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC)

HEF 01

Painting and Kissing (Liverpool, 2000)
I Stole a Bride (Portsmouth, 2000)
Love Inside the Studfarm (Blackwood, 2000)
Fat Kelly’s Teeth (Brussels, 1998)
The Hymn for the Coffee (Rough Trade Shop, London, 1998)
May God Protect Your Home (Portland, USA, 1996)
Alan Bean (Club Lek, Amsterdam, 2001)
Seafaring (Portsmouth, 2000)
The Sad Witch (Liverpool, 2000)
Hello Kitten (Oxford, 2001)
Eloping (Glasgow, 2000)

Initially released as a limited edition mail-order only CD, this is now available for download from the Simbiotic store.

Hefnet -- Simbiotic

The Hefner Brain

Released 25th February 2002 on Too Pure

Format: CD and 10″ vinyl

PURE125CDS
PURE125X

When the Angels Play Their Drum Machines (Mothership mix)
Dark Hearted Discos
The Baggage Reclaim Song
Can’t Help Losing You
All I’ll Ever Need

All Hefner’s releases on Too Pure are now deleted, though stocks of some are still available through Hefnet.

Hefnet

Trouble Kid

Released 22nd October 2001 on Too Pure

Format: 7″ and promo-only CD

PURE123S
PURE123CDP

Trouble Kid (Battersea mix by Darren Hayman)
Trouble Kid (Maproom mix by Appliance)

All Hefner’s releases on Too Pure are now deleted, though stocks of some are still available through Hefnet.

Hefnet -- Appliance

Dead Media

Released 24th September 2001 on Too Pure

Format: CD and vinyl

Released 22nd January 2002 on Too Pure/Beggars US
Released 5th September 2001 on Too Pure/Tokuma (Japan)
Released 24th September 2001 on Everlasting (Spain)

Format: CD

PURE115CD
PURE115LP
EVERCD193

Dead Media
Trouble Kid
Junk
When the Angels Play Their Drum Machines
Union Chapel Day
China Crisis (new recording)
Alan Bean
Peppermint Taste
The Mangle
The King of Summer
The Nights Are Long
Treacle
Half a Life
Waking Up to You
Home

bonus tracks on Japanese edition

Horror Show
Just Take Care

All Hefner’s releases on Too Pure are now deleted, though stocks of some are still available through Hefnet.

Alan Bean

Released 27th August 2001 on Too Pure

Format: 2×CD and 7″

PURE118CDS1

Alan Bean
Horror Show
A Better Man

PURE118CDS2

Alan Bean
Just Take Care
Charlie Girl

PURE118S

Alan Bean remixed by Rothko
Alan Bean remixed by Munit

All Hefner’s releases on Too Pure are now deleted, though stocks of some are still available through Hefnet.

Hefnet (1) -- Hefnet (2) -- Rothko

Snowstorm: a Tribute to Galaxie 500

Released in March 2001 on Elefant Records of Spain

Format: double CD

Cover version on a double CD tribute to Galaxie 500

ER-1038

Oblivious
28 other Galaxie 500 songs performed by other bands

So Messed Up

Released 21st January 2001 on Burro

Format: 7″ compilation EP

A promotional EP on heavy light blue vinyl to accompany a fashion show

BURRO a/w 01

PUll Yourself Together
The House That Used to Be a Ship (by Murry the Hump)
Yoink Robotix (by Electro Bizarro)
Fusion Absolution (by Jinyl Vunkies featuring Button Woon)

Half a Life

Released 21st January 2001 on Too Pure

Format: 7″ split single

PURE122S

Half a Life
The House That Used to Be a Ship (by Murry the Hump)

All Hefner’s releases on Too Pure are now deleted, though stocks of some are still available through Hefnet.

We Love the City

Released 16th October 2000 on Too Pure

Format: CD, vinyl and limited CD with free live EP

Released 6th March 2001 on Too Pure/Beggars US
Released 4th October 2000 on Too Pure/Tokuma (Japan)
Released 16th October 2000 on Everlasting (Spain)

Format: CD

PURE106CD
PURE106LP
EVERCD156

We Love the City
The Greedy Ugly People
Good Fruit
Painting and Kissing
Hold Me Closer
Dont Go
The Greater London Radio
As Soon As You’re Ready
She Can’t Sleep No More
The Cure For Evil
The Day That Thatcher Dies
Your Head to Your Toes

PURE106CD LTD as above plus

video of Good Fruit
video of I Took Her Love for Granted

PURE106CD LTD DISC2

The Greedy Ugly People
The Cure for Evil
She Can’t Sleep No More
The Day That Thatcher Dies

bonus tracks on Japanese edition

I Will Make Her Love Me
Seafaring

The four tracks on the bonus EP were recorded live for the John Peel programme at the BBC’s Maida Vale studios. The videos are in MPEG format; a themed viewer is included on the disc for use with Microsoft Windows. The US release includes the videos but not the live EP.

All Hefner’s releases on Too Pure are now deleted, though stocks of some are still available through Hefnet.

The Greedy Ugly People

Released: 2nd October 2000 on Too Pure

Format: 2×CD, 7″ and promo-only 12"

PURE111CDS1

The Greedy Ugly People
Milkmaids
Kate Cleaver’s House

PURE111CDS2

The Greedy Ugly People
Everything is Falling Apart
Don’t Give Up On Us Babe

PURE111S

The Greedy Ugly People remixed by Baxendale
The Greedy Ugly People remixed by Electric Sound of Joy

PURE111T

The Greedy Ugly People remixed by Baxendale
The Greedy Ugly People remixed by Baxendale (extended)

The extra tracks on the CDs are all taken from the John Peel session transmitted on 28 March and 12 April 2000. Dont Give Up is a cover of the song made famous by top TV cop, David Soul. As a maximum of three different versions are eligible for the UK singles chart, the 12″ version was not promoted and comes in a plain sleeve.

All Hefner’s releases on Too Pure are now deleted, though stocks of some are still available through Hefnet.

Good Fruit

Released: 14th August 2000 on Too Pure

Format: 2×CD and 7″

PURE108CDS1

Good Fruit
Jubilee
Blackhorse Road

PURE108CDS2

Good Fruit
I Will Make Her Love Me
Seafaring

PURE108S

Good Fruit remixed by The Wisdom of Harry
Good Fruit remixed by Piano Magic

All Hefner’s releases on Too Pure are now deleted, though stocks of some are still available through Hefnet.

Christian Girls

Released April 2000 on Too Pure

Format: CD and 7″

PURE95S

Christian Girls
We Don’t Care What They Say About Us

PURE95CDS

Christian Girls
We Don’t Care What They Say About Us
The Fear

All Hefner’s releases on Too Pure are now deleted, though stocks of some are still available through Hefnet.

Boxing Hefner

Released 10th April 2000 on Too Pure

Format: CD and vinyl

Released 18th April 2001 on Too Pure/Beggars US
Released 29th March 2000 on Too Pure/Tokuma (Japan)
Released 10th April 2000 on Everlasting Records (Spain)

Format: CD

PURE99CD
PURE99LP
EVERCD126

Christian Girls (new recording)
Lee Remick (new recording)
Pull Yourself Together
Blind Girl With Halo
Hello Kitten
Destroyed Cowboy Falls
The Hymn for the Coffee (new recording)
Mary Lee (new recording)
The Hymn for the Things We Didn’t Do (new recording)
To Hide a Little Thought
The Science Fiction (new song)
Twisting Mary’s Arm (new song)

US version bonus track

We Don’t Care What They Say About Us

Japanese version bonus tracks

We Don’t Care What They Say About Us
The Fear

“A compilation of a-sides, b-sides, rarities and unreleased songs.” Three of the songs were recorded in sessions for the BBC’s Steve Lamacq, and one for John Peel.

All Hefner’s releases on Too Pure are now deleted, though stocks of some are still available through Hefnet.

Revelations!

Released Jan 2000 on Top Dog through Too Pure. Now available as a download from the Simbioitc store.

Format: CD, download (MP3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC)

FIDO1CDS

Nobody Knows (the Trouble I See)
Dragnet for Jesus
He Got Better Things for You
Turkle Dove

A very limited release for the acclaimed John Peel Gospel session.

All Hefner’s releases on Too Pure are now deleted, though Revelations is now available as a download from the Simbiotic store.

Orphan Songs (Canciones Huerfanas)

Released 28th October 1999 on Everlasting Records (Spain). Now also available as a download from the Simbiotic store.

Format: CD, download (MP3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC)

REFTOSCD07

More Christian Girls
Normal Molly
China Crisis
Goethe’s Letter to Vic Chesnutt
My Art College Days Are Over
Wicker Girl

“This really is meant for the Spanish market only as all these songs have been released in England already, so don’t go wasting your money on expensive imports now.”

Goethe’s Letter... is a New Bad Things song.

Now available as a download from the Simbiotic store.

I Took Her Love for Granted

Released 11th October 1999 on Too Pure

Format: CD and 7″

PURE98CDS

I Took Her Love for Granted
A Belly Full of Babies
To Hide a Little Thought

PURE98S

I Took Her Love for Granted
A Belly Full of Babies

To Hide a Little Thought is a Jonathan Richman song.

All Hefner’s releases on Too Pure are now deleted, though stocks of some are still available through Hefnet.

The Fidelity Wars

Released 12th July 1999 on Too Pure

Format: CD and vinyl

Released 21st September 1999 on Too Pure/Beggars US
Released 23rd June 1999 on Too Pure/Tokuma (Japan)
Released 5th July 1999 on Everlasting Records (Spain)

Format: CD

PURE92CD
PURE92LP
EVERCD096

The Hymn for the Cigarettes
May God Protect Your Home
The Hymn for the Alcohol (new version)
I Took Her Love for Granted
Every Little Gesture
The Weight of the Stars
I Stole a Bride
We Were Meant to Be
Fat Kelly’s Teeth
Don’t Flake Out On Me
I Love Only You

bonus track on Japanese edition

Grandmother Dies

All Hefner’s releases on Too Pure are now deleted, though stocks of some are still available through Hefnet.

The Hymn for the Cigarettes

Released: 21st June 1999 on Too Pure

Format: CD and 7″

PURE93CDS

The Hymn for the Cigarettes
Grandmother Dies
Lisa and Me
You Need a Mess of Help to Stand Alone

PURE93S

The Hymn for the Cigarettes
Grandmother Dies

You Need a Mess of Help to Stand Alone is a Beach Boys cover taken from Hefner’s first John Peel session.

All Hefner’s releases on Too Pure are now deleted, though stocks of some are still available through Hefnet.

The Hefner Heart

Released: 22nd February 1999 on Acuarela Records. Now available as a download from the Simbiotic store.

Format: CD, download (MP3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC)

AFF055

Mary Lee
The Hymn for the Things We Didn’t Do
Karen
The Hymn for Thomas Courtney Warner
The Heart of Portland Oregon

This has sold out as a CD, but is now available as a download.

The Hymn for the Alcohol

Released: early February 1999 on Sticky Records

Format: 7″

The Hymn for the Alcohol
My Art College Days Are Over

This has sold out

The Maker’s Dozen

Free with Melody Maker dated 6th February 1999

Format: CD

MM MD-1 99

The Sad Witch
11 other songs performed by other bands

Track on a CD that came free with the now-defunct British music paper Melody Maker.

London

Released: Autumn 1998 on Plastic Cowboy

Format: 7″

PLASTIC4

China Crisis
Sky (by Spearmint)
Taste (by Junior Blanks)
Capt. Dano (by Penthouse)

Track on a compilation EP of London bands

Radio 1 Sound City: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Free with NME dated 24th October 1998

Format: CD

NME SC 98

Pull Yourself Together (Didjeridu Mix)
15 other songs performed by other bands

Track on a CD that came free with the British music paper NME.

The Sweetness Lies Within

Released 5th October 1998 on Too Pure

Format: CD and 7″

PURE87CDS

The Sweetness Lies Within
Hello Kitten
Normal Molly
A Hymn for Berlin

PURE87S

The Sweetness Lies Within
Hello Kitten

All Hefner’s releases on Too Pure are now deleted, though stocks of some are still available through Hefnet.

Breaking God’s Heart

Released: 6th July 1998 on Too Pure

Format: CD and vinyl

Released 3rd November 1998 on Too Pure/Beggars US
Released 24th June 1998 on Too Pure/Tokuma (Japan)
Released 6th July 1998 on Everlasting Records (Spain)

Format: CD

PURE83CD
PURE83LP
EVERCD058

The Sweetness Lies Within
The Sad Witch
A Hymn for the Postal Service
Love Will Destroy Us in the End
The Librarian
God Is On My Side
Another Better Friend
Love Inside the Stud Farm
Tactile
Eloping

Bonus track on Japanese edition

Destroyed Cowboy Falls

All Hefner’s releases on Too Pure are now deleted, though stocks of some are still available through Hefnet.

Love Will Destroy Us in the End

Released: 15th June 1998 on Too Pure

Format: CD and 7″

PURE84CDS

Love Will Destroy us in the End
Blind Girl With Halo
Destroyed Cowboy Falls
Goethe’s Letter to Vic Chesnutt

Goethe’s Letter... is a New Bad Things song.

PURE84S

Love Will Destroy us in the End
Destroyed Cowboy Falls

All Hefner’s releases on Too Pure are now deleted, though stocks of some are still available through Hefnet.

Pull Yourself Together

Released: 5th May 1998 on Too Pure

Format: CD and 7″

PURE80CDS

Pull Yourself Together
Christ
Smoking Girlfriend
Wicker Girl

PURE80S

Pull Yourself Together
Christ

All Hefner’s releases on Too Pure are now deleted, though stocks of some are still available through Hefnet.

The Hefner Soul

Released: March 1998 on Too Pure

Format: 10″

PURE64X

Flowers
A Hymn for the Coffee
Broodmare
The Girl from the Coast
More Christian Girls

All Hefner’s releases on Too Pure are now deleted, though stocks of some are still available through Hefnet.

Wow! & Flutter

Released in March 1998 (or possibly 1997, sources vary) on Too Pure and City Slang Records of Berlin

Format: double CD

WOW!15

Broodmare
14 other songs performed by other bands

Track on a CD sampler of the Too Pure and City Slang labels

Lee Remick

Released: early February 1998 on Boogle Wonderland Records

Format: 7″

BWL023

Lee Remick
School Girls’ Knees

Sold out

A Better Friend

Released: 7th April 1997 on Boogle Wonderland

Format: 7″

BWL020

A Better Friend
Christian Girls

Sold out

The Devotion Chamber

Released: "Novemberish" 1996 on Sticky Records

Format: Tape

May God Protect Your Home
The Sweetness Lies Within
I Stole a Bride
You’ve Been Prayed For

deleted.

Discography compiled by Rob Brewer with help from Darren Hayman, Hefnet, Too Pure, Peter at hellokitten.com (now defunct), Jo at Alma Road mail order, Adam Newman, Becky Elliott and other members of the Hefner mailing list. E-mail me with comments and corrections.

Last update 23 April 2006

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