Filed under: Mixes
The lengthy Wild Billy Childish post below sent me into a prolonged bout of listening, and that in turn led to the inevitable “best of Billy” mix. I’m not going to dwell on the different outfits (Childish changes the name of a band when a member leaves, “out of respect”, but usually works with people again, leading to a kind of “if it’s Tuesday, that must be Wolf drumming” mindset), and I’m no expert on the earlier stuff with the Pop Rivets, Milkshakes, Caesars, so this concentrates mostly on his Headcoats (garage punk), Buff Medways (antiquarian Kinks punk) and Musicians Of The British Empire (snarling 7os punk) releases, alongside the two sister groups – the Headcoatees and the Buffets – and some solo releases and poetry.
Moan about the sound quality and miss the point.
- Thee Headcoats – Troubled Times
- The Buff Medways – Medway Wheelers
- The Chatham Singers – I’m A Queen Bee
- Thee Headcoats – My Dear Watson
- Wild Billy Childish & The Musicians of the British Empire – Joe Strummer’s Grave
- Wild Billy Childish & The Black Hands – Mister Hitler (live)
- The Buff Medways – Dawn Said
- Thee Headcoats – Earl Of Suave
- Billy Childish – The Bitter Cup
- Thee Headcoats – Art Or Arse?
- Thee Headcoatees – Billy B Childish
- Billy Childish & The Singing Loins – Brimful Of Hate
- Thee Headcoats – I’ve Been Fucking Your Daughters & Pissing On Your Lawns
- The Buff Medways – Saucy Jack
- The Buffets – Saucy Jack
- Thee Headcoats – Hog’s Jaw
- Wild Billy Childish & The Musicians of the British Empire -Thatcher’s Children
- Thee Headcoats – We Hate The Fuckin’ NME
- Billy Childish – A Contented Life
- Thee Headcoats – Cowboys Are Square
- Thee Headcoats – Pokerhuntus Was Her Name
- Thee Headcoatees – Davey Crockett
- Thee Headcoats – Punk Rock Ist Nicht Tot
- Billy Childish – I Am The Strange Hero Of Hunger
Let’s pause only to reflect that surely only Wild Billy Childish could take Robert Johnson’s dread “Hellhound On My Tail” and turn it into a Holmesian intrigue, as on My Dear Watson.
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