Effectively a vehicle for lead singer and guitarist ‘Comfort’ (b. Simon Eugene, c.1970), so much so that he sacked the rest of the original line-up when they objected to his controlling influence, Out Of My Hair additionally comprises Sean Elliot (guitar), Kenny Rumbles (drums) and Jon George (bass). Formed in London, England, and signed to RCA Records, the sound was one of glamorous indie guitar pop, with Comfort offering a Rolling Stones / Jimi Hendrix -styled vocal performance at its heart. However, he and the band remained suspicious of the ‘retro’ tag that had dogged more mainstream artists such as Lenny Kravitz: ‘I’m not into all that hippie shit. I was watching Woodstock the other day and it just made me think, Fuck Off!’. Despite this, the group’s debut single, ‘In The Groove Again’, had an obvious 60s, neo-acid rock feel. The follow-up, ‘Heart’s Desire’, was less restrained and more sprawling, but still in the classic pop tradition - or, as Comfort prefers to call it, ‘psychedelic bubblegum folk’.
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