Monday, May 01, 2006
All Shook Up
Links are now active. Download away.
Yep, it's Billy Childish again. I make no apologies, though. Until bloggers, rock'n'rollers, and all around hep cats can unite to make the man (and his merry mens and womenfolk) a proper million seller (which actually might ruin his day, come to think...outsider aesthetic 'n all), I'll continue to occasionally interrupt regularly scheduled sides of country lovin' for a bout of Childishness.
These here boppin' tunes (see below) are from Childish's early period, playing with his second proper band The(e) Milkshakes. Ostensibly a beat busker combo filtered through punk attitude, you can also see brief flashes of Billy's obsession with the blues that would manifest itself most strongly on his solo albums (all 10,000 of 'em). Taking their cues from The Kinks, Downliners Sect, Bo Diddley, and Chuck Berry, The(e) Milkshakes play unabashed rock'n'roll, 2 minute blasts of fast cars, fast women, and sexual desperation, the logical middle point between the punk of The Pop Rivets and the literate trash of Thee Headcoats (and beyond). The(e) Milkshakes also represent Childish at his most fun, perfect for parties and moped riding. Enjoy.
Milkshakes: After Midnight (mp3)
Milkshakes: Out of Control (mp3)
Milkshakes: Rip It Up (mp3)
Milkshakes: Who Do You Love (mp3)
Support your local, independent dairy and ice cream shoppe.