“Head On” is a song written by Jim Reid and William Reid of the Scottish alternative rock band The Jesus and Mary Chain. It was originally recorded for the group’s 1989 album Automatic and was released as a single in November 1989.
In the UK, it was released in seven different formats, including four 7″ singles. One 7″ single was released per week, and one of them included a cardboard box to house the full set.
The song has been covered by several other groups, most notably the American alternative rock band Pixies on their fourth studio album, Trompe Le Monde.
This was recorded at Union Transfer in Philadelphia, September 22nd 2015. See a full photo set from that night, as well as a live performance of Blues from a Gun.