Topper Headon - Waking Up (Vinyl, LP, Album)

I got slung out of the band, not because of my drumming on stage or in the studio, I think if anything the drumming was getting better. I got slung out because of my behaviour — I was the one who messed myself up. I walked away. So I walked round the block and I went back and I said listen. How did the solo album come about? My heroin addiction was in total control of me by now. I mean I was slung out of The Clash for being a junkie — where do you go from there?

The only thing musically I could do was write my own album. I could get my own band together cos I had the clout of being Topper Headon from The Clash — and I could write all the songs. I could still very much call the shots even though I carried on using.

At the time I thought a suntan would cover anything! Because I went to jail! I came down to Dover and gave a bloke some heroin — he overdosed and died. I went to prison for fifteen months. Horrible times! I totally lost interest in music by that point. I got out of prison and started mini cabbing. I just stopped listening. Heroin took away all my spirit.

Heroin killed me inside; it killed all my feelings, all my creativity. Of all the people in The Clash to go you would never have thought it would be Joe first. I suppose it should have been me first and then. You know, Joe ran marathons, he was a vegetarian. Being in The Clash really bonded us, it was such an amazing experience but only the four of us experienced it. I just miss him really.

Not that I saw him every day because he lived in Somerset but I knew he was there. I listen to N. Your drug addiction is well documented but you have been clean for 5 years. How is everything going and what are you doing now — do you still play regularly?

Now I do it just for fun. I look at myself as a heavyweight boxer; I finished at the top. I sit in every now and then with people. I got arthritis in my right thumb and that holds me back too. Love every minute of it. Enjoy every minute. Appreciate it and try not to get carried away because it can be a short career. What would your advice about the business and fame be to aspiring young drummers?

Appreciate it and try not to get carried away because it can be a short career — and be careful! Adrenalin is a very powerful drug — adrenalin and fame together can be a pretty heady cocktail!

I took no photographs or anything — I took it all for granted in a way. When I was at school we all wanted to be rock stars but I was the only one who stuck to it and gave it my all. I left school with no qualifications and went down to London, I was lucky really but my friends played it safe. I would say you have to take chances and give it everything.

How do kids learn to play football? And they. I just listened and watched. Copy people laughs and make a hybrid of all the styles. Watch as many different styles as you can and just take the best bits from each and turn them into one style!

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In he released the largely ignored album Waking Up, in an attempt to finance his addiction. "When Topper came on screen a gasp went up from the audience," he recalls. Topper Headon's.

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  2. TOPPER HEADON - DRUMMIN' MAN - RARE 7" 45 VINYL RECORD - AU $ Details about TOPPER HEADON Waking Up LP - Japanese Pressing - CLASH. TOPPER HEADON Waking Up LP - Japanese Pressing - CLASH Topper Double Mattresses, Engagement Cake Topper, Coffee Presses; Additional site navigation.
  3. Jun 08,  · View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of Waking Up on Discogs. Label: Mercury - • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: UK & Europe • Genre: Rock, Funk / Soul, Blues • Style: Blues Rock, Soul, Funk/5(9).
  4. Waking Up, an Album by Topper Headon. Released in on Mercury (catalog no. ; Vinyl LP). Genres: Pop Rock/5(5).
  5. Oct 11,  · Headon was imprisoned for drug-related offences a year after Waking Up's release. He has since conquered his drug addictions and, last January, joined former Clashmate Jones onstage for the first time since Here's footage of Topper, sitting in with Mick's new band Carbon-Silicon, playing the Clash's Train in Vain.
  6. Nicholas Bowen "Topper" Headon (born 30 May , Bromley, Kent, England), known as 'Topper' (because of his resemblance to Mickey the Monkey from the Topper comic), is a British rock and roll drummer, best known for his membership in the punk rock band, The Clash.
  7. Topper Headon, legendary drummer with the enormously influential and most iconic punk rock band of all time The Clash, bounded up to me looking slim, fit, tanned, healthy and happy. Topper’s battles with drink and hard drugs have been well documented and when Orion publish his autobiography in a few years time I’m sure he’ll [ ].
  8. Artist Release Name preasaqrecotading.evapirisoxafciteconsguamopum.infoinfo Label Format Year Country; DJ Topper: Sonnenschein: none: Not On Label (DJ Topper) 12", Unofficial Release, Single Sided, 45 RPM.

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