Henry Badowski

Henry Badowski is known as the British songwriter and composer as well as a multi-instrumentalist. At the beginning of his career he used to play in many Punk and New wave bands. In the early 80's he released a few singles and recorded one LP, after which he withdrew from music and public life.

Photo courtesy of  https://www.thisismyjam.com/artist/Henry+Badowski
Henry's career started in a punk band, Chelsie, where he was a bassist. He later joined Wreckless Eric's band as a drummer, he sang and played keyboards with short-lived King a punk/psychedelic group. He also played briefly with Alternative TV. Before launching his solo career he a was temporary member of the Damned off-shoot, the Doomed, playing bass guitar.

Badowski's solo career began in the summer of 1979, with the release of "Making Love With My Wife" on Deptford Fun City label.The single drew favourable reviews and within a month he had signed a contract with A&M Records, releasing a further two singles "My Face" and "Henry's In Love", closely followed by the album 'Life Is Grand...', His album displayed strong 60's and 70's influence and Henry himself played the most of the instruments except the violin and the guitar. After his album release and no new follow-up Henry has withdrawn from music and public life. His album has never been remastered.


Ed said...

Excellent post, I remember these tracks but never knew who the artist was. Many thanks for sharing.

Bori B. said...

Thanks for your comment!


Henry Badowski said...

Nice photo of Gene October you've used there!

Bori B. said...

Thanks for pointing this out Henry and sorry for the omission. I was new to your music and liked it a lot. I will need to review the old posts.

Henry Badowski said...

No worries, it made me laugh!