Whipping Boy - Heartworm [Deluxe 2CD + 6” Art Card]

Since its release in 1995, the second album by Whipping Boy has, slowly but undeniably, come to be regarded as one of the most extraordinary rock albums of its age.Heartwormheralded a dramatic transformation for the Dublin quartet, who jettisoned the diaphanous dreampop of their 1992 debutSubmarine; choosing instead to honour Fearghal McKee’s wounded confessionals with unprecedented pugnacity and a new emphasis on melody. In the year that Britpop became a rolling news story,Heartworm slipped out under the radar – although similarly against-the-grain contemporaneous releases include Manic Street Preachers’The Holy Bible and Radiohead’sThe Bends. This reissue on Needle Mythology Records has been remastered by Sean Magee at Abbey Road. It features an extra album of previously rare and unreleased music and comprehensive liner notes by esteemed Irish music journalist Colm O’Callaghan. 

  • 2CD deluxe reissue of the 1995 albumHeartworm, featuring the singles ‘When We Were Young’, ‘We Don’t Need Nobody Else’ and ‘Twinkle’
  • Includes additional 10-track collection of b-sides previously unreleased demos
  • Remastered by Sean Magee at Abbey Road Studios in London 
  • Mini-vinyl gatefold package with 20 page booklet including lyrics and new liner notes
  • Bonus CD in separate wallet, housed between the gatefold and secured with a bellyband
  • Plus limited edition 6” art card designed by Steve Averill 

CD Tracklist 

CD 1- Heartworm

  1. Twinkle
  2. When We Were Young
  3. Tripped
  4. The Honeymoon Is Over
  5. We Don’t Need Nobody Else
  1. Blinded
  2. Personality
  3. Users
  4. Fiction
  5. Morning Rise

CD 2 – B-Sides And Demos

  1. When We Were Young (Philo Version)
  2. I Am God (previously unreleased demo)
  3. Magnolia(previously unreleased demo)
  4. Caroline Says II
  5. Tripped (Live)
  1. We Don’t Need Nobody Else (Acoustic Version)
  2. Disappointed
  3. Twinkle (Acoustic Version)
  4. As The Day Goes 
  5. A Natural