This is the second single taken from their latest album ‘Thatcher’s Children’ (Damgood 313) and again it’s a limited edition 7” featuring ‘He’s Making A Tape’ on the ‘A’ side with an exclusive b-side which is rather good called ‘You’re Just Jealous Of Me’.
It’s already getting loads of radio plays on Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music and was also mentioned in the 6 page feature on Billy Childish in the Sunday Times this weekend.
The cover, designed by Billy features a couple of the original tapes from an ex-boyfriend (of Julie’s) which inspired the song.
The Musicians Of The British Empire are: – Wild Billy Childish – Vox / Guitar
Nurse Julie – Vox / Bass Wolf Howard – Drums
Every 5 years or so Billy Childish is sited by the current top band as the embodiment of rock ‘n’ roll integrity, and every 5 years or so Billy splits his group up and starts again from scratch. With his latest combo, The Musicians of the British Empire, Billy carries on his tradition of home made punk and rhythm and blues. This is what a real rock ’n’ roll group sounds like.