PUNK ROCK IST NICHT TOT!
41 Years of Childish! Career-spanning compilation!
Triple Gatefold Vinyl! Double gatefold CD
Sleevenotes by Stewart Lee!
How did Billy come to be? Holed away in the distant inter tidal marshland of mid-Seventies Kent, breaking rocks in the hot sun as a teenage dockland stonemason, undiagnosed dyslexia and general insubordination denying him the educational path he might have taken, Childish took the punk gospel Malcolm McLaren and the Sex Pistols preached in 1976 as revealed scriptural truth.
Forty-two years later Childish is the last man standing, the most enduring, uncorrupted and prolific of the class of ‘77. And some heroic fool has now tried to sum him up in a mere forty-eight songs, from the thousand or so he has recorded.
This compilation provides tiny tasters of each of Childish’s phases, and some snippets of short-lived side-projects too. Administered correctly, it will make an addict of you. You have been warned. Here’s a field guide to the many faces of Billy Childish.
1 Whatcha Gonna Do About It (Live) The Pop Rivets
2 Kray Twins (Demo) The Pop Rivets
3 Love Can Lose The Milkshakes
4 I’m Out of Control The Milkshakes
5 You Make Me Die Thee Mighty Caesars
6 The Double Axe Thee Mighty Caesars
7 Come Into My Life Thee Mighty Caesars
8 Cowboys are Square Thee Mighty Caesars
9 I feel Like Giving In The Delmonas
10 Brimful Of Hate Jack Ketch And The Crowmen
1 Davey Crocket Thee Headcoatees
2 Girl From ’62 Thee Headcoats
3 All My Feelings Denied Thee Headcoats
4 Punk Rock Ist Nicht Tot Thee Headcoats
5 An Image of You Thee Headcoats
6 Evil Thing Thee Headcoatees
7 Wild Man Thee Headcoatees
8 Hurt Me Thee Headcoatees
9 I’m Hurtin’ Thee Headcoats
1 Step Out Billy Childish and Holly Golightly
2 Upside Mine Billy Childish and Holly Golightly
3 I Don’t Like The Man I Am Billy Childish And The Singing Loins
4 Muscle Horse Billy Childish and Sexton Ming
5 This Wondrous Day Kyra
6 Rum and Coca Cola Wild Billy Childish And The Blackhands
7 Mr Hitler Wild Billy Childish And The Blackhands
1 Archive from 1959 The Buff Medways
2 Troubled Mind The Buff Medways
3 Unable to See the Good The Buff Medways
4 Strood Lights The Buff Medways
5 The Man with The Gallows Eyes The Chatham Singers
6 The Angel of Death The Chatham Singers
7 Medway Wheelers The Buff Medways
8 You Piss Me Off The Buffets
1 Joe Strummer’s Grave The Musicians of the British Empire
2 Snack Crack The Musicians of the British Empire
3 Christmas 1979 The Musicians of the British Empire
4 Polygraph Test The Guy Hamper Trio
5 We Spartan Dreggs (Be Fine) The Spartan Dreggs
6 Headlong Fly the Achaeans The Spartan Dreggs
7 A Shropshire Lad The Spartan Dreggs
1 A Song For Kylie Minogue CTMF
2 In A Parallel World CTMF
3 Something’s Missing Inside CTMF
4 All Our Forts Are With You CTMF
5 Cadillac The Dear Watsons
6 It’s so Hard to be Happy The Shall I Say Quois
7 CTMF CTMF
Definitely Nicht Tot!