Monday, May 08, 2006

The Earl Of Suavedom

Forget the Sound Of Motown, forget the Mersey Sound and let's all definitely forget the Sound Of Music because these are all mere second raters compared to 'The Medway Sound ' and it's major star Billy Childish.
Deep in darkest Chatham, Kent, Billy has been leading an independent music revolution. He is a painter, an author, a poet and a prolific musician recording over 100 LP's.
He has been in The Pop Rivets, The Milkshakes, The Mighty Caesars, Thee Headcoats, The Blackhands and The Buff Medways (named after the local poultry) to name a few of his groups.
He is an old flame of Tracy Emin and his novel 'My Fault' is a tremendous powerful read.
He formed the anti-art establishment Stuckist Movement and is one truly modern English eccentric.
He also has a new compilation out entitled - '25 Years Of Being Childish'.

Previous Childish song titles include Art or Arse - Dustbin Mod - Poundland Poets - Case Of The Thundering Dunderhead - (We Hate The F**kin') NME - phew not the NRE !! and Thoughts Of A Hangman.

This Sex Pistols cover is played in a kind of cod-ska style and is rather enjoyable.

Billy Childish & The Blackhands - Anarchy In The UK.mp3

'I thought it was the U.K or just another country, another council tenancy, I wanna be an anarchist, Oh what a name, get pissed destroy !'

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The shaduf de ma Tante said...

Exentricism is alive and well in England, I'm pleased to see/hear.

Slobodan Burgher said...

Thanks for that. Billy C is king.