Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Before we get started I wanted to point out/warn y'all that all tracks are kept up for one week only. If you've missed a tune from the first stages of this year's Holiday joyfulness, maybe we can work something out. Or keep your eyes peeled on Saturdays.
I keep trying to find new and innovative ways to cover the King Of All Trash, Mr. Billy Childish, and yesterday I received the greatest gift of all: Christmas 1979 by Wild Billy Childish and his new combo, The Musicians of the British Empire. A whole guldurned album of Childish and company bashing through future Holiday classics (and a cover or two)! It's a riotous, lo-fi, beat trash racket like your best seasonal office party. Nurse Julie and Childish trade sleazy vocals like George and Tammy on Viagra. Wolf Howard beats his drums to a bloody Xmas pulp. And Childish's guitar is still, after all these years, a noisy, two-chord, autistic thing of fuzz and wonder.
If you grab only two songs from the Mountain this year, these are the two you need. Hell, if you don't like 'em, I'll give you your money back. If you do like 'em, pick up the album. Childish has given you a gift this year, and he could probably use a few extra pounds (or is it euro's now?) for the Holiday season and a trip to the pub.
We're not done with Mr. Childish. I'm thinking we might hear a little more during the week between Xmas and New Year's. Hmmm....
Billy Childish and the Musicians of the British Empire: Christmas Hell (mp3)
Billy Childish and the Musicians of the British Empire: Christmas Lights (mp3)
Please support your local, independent pawn shop this Holiday Season. The home of shitty amps and Sears Silvetone guitars.