Friday, August 15, 2014


When it comes to musicians who started their career in a punk band, there may be no one more prolific than Billy Childish. Hell, when it comes to any musician, there are very few who put out as many records as he did, in the same time span. His discography between 1979 and 2013 lists over a hundred albums. That's an average of three LP appearances a year, for thirty plus years. Even if you liberally discarded half as compilations of one sort or another, that's still over fifty albums. That doesn't take into account the singles. Before you go muttering "dude's a machine", consider this: he's an artist, published poet, and author of half a dozen novels. He's more like a vending machine.

Here's just a few from one of his many bands, Thee Headcoats. The recordings on these are insanely raw (may be a Toe Rag thing). Keep in mind that this is like just a molecule on the tip of the iceberg. You could get lost in all of his stuff, and I have been, slowly, over time. I can't even consume at the rate his body of work was created. I'm just pacimg myself.

Thee Headcoats - All My Feelings Denied mp3 (via DivShare) at On the Flip-Side 
DOWNLOAD TIP FOR ABOVE LINK: Once you click through to DivShare, click on the green "Download" button, (close any pop ups), scratch your head for fifteen seconds while the timer counts down. When the button reappears, you're good to go.
Thee Headcoats - Shouldn't Happen to a Dog mp3
at K Records
Thee Headcoats - Louie Louie mp3
at Chez (?)
Thee Headcoats - I Ain't Never Found mp3
at Crypt
Billy Childish - Official site
Billy Childish
at Wikipedia
The Headcoats
at Wikipedia

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