Mister Childish (Buff Medways / Headcoats / Milkshakes) and Mister Ming (Diamond Gussets / Tasty Ones / TV Personalities) have been writing poetry, playing music and painting pictures together since 1979 when they formed Phyroid Press.
Their work together, documented by several LP’s and 25 small press publications, is inspired by the early DaDaists, Edward Lear, Captain Beefheart and the literature of the absurd.
The Guardian described their material as ‘An authentic output of creative play’ Billy and Sexton describe it as ‘A smoking chimney stack that falls over and crushes your wife and kids’ Curiously both are true.
This is their latest album which follows on nicely from their last album ‘The Cheeky Cheese’ on Damaged Goods (Damgood 159) in 1999. Similar in style to the last one, it reminds me of Peter Cook and Dudley Moore at their most diverse.
We may well re-release the first two albums that came out on Hangman Records on Cd for the first time soon.