What a hero...
Feted by the White Stripes, gushing profiles in the
broadsheets: who’d have thought that grizzled old
Billy Childish would be 2002’s first real Renaissance
Man? The last time he touched these pages was with
Thee Headcoats, who turned out a charming little number
called ‘We Fuckin’ Hate The NME’. Now, the old rascal’s
back with a new album on Transcopic, and this rather
excellent two-minute fuzz-rock stomp. [I]”I need you
little girl/ To ease… my troubled mind,”[/I] growls
Childish, like a pissed cockney Elvis impersonator that’s
fallen into a muddy gutter on his way home from the boozer.
What a hero.