I purchased Steady the Buffs by Billy Childish and the Friends of the Buff Medway Fanciers Association (wheee...) after reading an interview with Billy in MOJO.
The shock accompanying my first listen was akin to what happened when I first heard 'Tutti Frutti' by Little Richard: a hiss of static followed by transcendant rock 'n' roll.
You see, the "rock 'n' roll" part of the equation is misisng from a lot, maybe most, of rock music today. The 'too tough to live, too tough to die' ethos has been replaced by hiding the singer behind dancers...until, of course, you want to show her breast. But...I digress.
Billy Childish and his bands are likely the greatest cover band of all time. And, I mean this in the most complementary way.
Evoking pieces of Link Wray, the Kinks, early Who, countless also rans and merging it with a more contemporary Johnny Rotten attitude, Mr. Childish puts the paddles on the heart of rock 'n' roll and brings it back to life.