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Product details

  • Audio CD (11 Nov. 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Damaged Goods
  • ASIN: B00006RSMT
  • Other Editions: Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 200,792 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Watcha Gonna Do About It - The Pop Rivits
2. Fun In The UK (Demo) - The Pop Rivits
3. Beatle Boots - The Pop Rivits
4. Pretty Baby (Demo) - The Milkshakes
5. Please Don't Tell My Baby - The Milkshakes
6. For She - The Milkshakes
7. I Need Loving - The Milkshakes
8. Wily Coyote - Thee Mighty Caesars
9. True to You - Thee Mighty Caesars
10. You Make Me Die - Thee Mighty Caesars
See all 21 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Wild Man - Thee Headcoats
2. Girl From '692 - Thee Headcoats
3. Davey Crockett - Thee Headcoats
4. Shirts Off - Billy Childish
5. We'er Gone - Thee Headcoats
6. Anarchy in the UK - The Blackhands
7. One More Bottle To Drink - Billy Childish
8. All My Feelings Denied - Thee Headcoats
9. I Love My Woman - The Blackhands
10. Deer Stalking Man - Thee Headcoats Sect
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mr. D. chalmers on 28 Jun. 2006
Format: Audio CD
Simply put....This is real music for real people! Raw, expressive and highly innovative stuff. This cd is a true gem, containing highlights from 25 years worth of releases that truely have to be heard. A man who made music for his own sake rather than for the money or fame, the heart-strings can be heard in every song. Whether it be the bitter sit down blues of 'Get out of here pretty girl' or 'i remember' to the blistering lo-fi punk of 'Punk rock ist nicht tot','Lie detector','All my feelings denied', this really is a diverse mix of raw talent which is not grounded to one genre of style.

The Blackhands stuff is a suprising change, swapping fuzzed up electric guitars for acoustics and accordians (Anarchy in the UK is a treat), then the Delmonas is different again. Girl from '62, Troubled Times, The same Tree are instant underground classics. Crossing The Kinks with Sham 69, then taking a deep plunge into pre-grunge, and equalling in power of emotion to the old delta blues which plays a big part on Billy's style.

You can really hear where bands like The Hives, Nirvana, The White Stripes, Beck etc came from. Billy Childish proves it's not always about how many chords you know, or how good you sing a song, a real imagination goes alot further. THIS CD takes you away from the polished and money-made artists who are making a fortune riding off the backs of their peers, and yet still does the same thing, Rock on' in the real world, i wish more music was this good.
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Amazon.com: 3 reviews
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
A near-perfect sampler 12 Oct. 2007
By Jersey Kid - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
A fine retrospective/sampler of the celebrated Billy Childish covering the period from his entry into recorded music with the Pop Rivits or Pop Rivets through the early stages of the Buff Medways.

Any album such as this is prone to become dated and increasingly unrepresentative of the performer as time passes. This circumstance is exacerbated by the fact that Billy Childish desolves his bands and creates new ones about every 5 years. I mention this because this compendium does not address most of the Buff Medways output and absolutely none of the two (yes, two) bands that have been formed since 2002.

That does not and should not imply that '25 Years of Being Childish' is not a valuable purchase. To my mind, it is quite the opposite as it provides the best means to evaluate his material. In a manner somewhat similar to Neil Young having his country recordings and garage recordings, Mr. Childish has his ultra-garage recordings, blueserecordings as well as spoken word/poetry recordings. When one adds to this that he has - in various media - released well over 75 albums, this two CD package functions as a sampler to aid the listener in determing which Billy Childish is worthy of further listening.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
good, but I had to search 2 July 2004
By alena - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I quite liked the cd, but there are a few tracks that I had to skip through. If anyone wanted to see how much better Billy Childish has gotten over the years, this cd showcases it perfectly. Overall, it is definitely worth the wait! Enjoy!
GREATNESS 24 April 2009
By Daniel L. Charles - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
if you like billy childish or are even remotely interested, this is a great buy. both cds are great but i actually like the second one a little better. raw, low-fi glory...get it!
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