Buff Medways : Steady The Buffs

More White Stripes-endorsed garage rock...

Billy Childish has come as close to the surface of pop culture in the last few months as ever in his 25-year career. Worshipped equally by the [a]White Stripes[/a] and the colour supplements, the Buff Medways frontman has accidentally found himself at the cutting edge by the genius conceit of not changing one thing about his gruff-speakin’, garage rockin’ straight outta-Chatham stance since he slashed his first chord in the late 70s.

‘Steady The Buffs’ may be blunt, horrible and stupid but more punk rock than most could ever dream of. Instant classics include the holllering ‘Dawn Said’ and the foul-mouthed ‘You Piss Me Off’.

England is ugly, moronic and boring – Childish is our poet laureate.

Jim Wirth