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Albums Of The Week: The William Loveday Intention | Paralysed By The Mountains / Early Demos Vol. 1 & 2

Billy Childish keeps the Dylanesque folk-rock coming on his latest trio of releases.

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Three more brand-new studio album by The William Loveday Intention as part of their ‘career in a year!’

First up: Paralysed By The Mountains. “The cover pic is from a visit I made with my son and friends to the artist Giovanni Segantini’s hut in the High Alps sometime around 2016,” reveals William Loveday (aka the iconoclastic, ultra-prolific singer-songwriter and guitarist Billy Childish. “Segantini (1858-1899) was an illiterate and stateless artist famous for his paintings made in the Engadin.

“The title track is about living your life through someone else’s YouTube channel: a blow-by-blow account of how their life in the frozen north is more, picturesque, sensitive, fun, enlightened and artistic than yours could ever be. Stood Upon a Chair is about the villain Jesse James, but without the romance part that is usually added to such tales. You Gotta Move, a Mississippi Fred McDowell cover, is one of the best recordings we’ve ever made. Here I’m accompanied by my wife Julie and my friend Dave Tattersall, who plays electric slide guitar. A true gem which should make someone somewhere, rich and famous. (Or at least make Mick Jagger blush with shame.) Topping it all off we hit a couple of old Headcoats numbers with added verses that reveal the hidden depth behind those impeccable pop songs.”

Next up: Early Demos Vol. 1 | Vipers Tongue & Vol. 2 | The Devil and God Entwined. “The artists William Ivy Loveday and Billy Childish are pleased to offer this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own your own signed and personally labeled postal woodcut and lathe cut LP sets.

Each cardboard mailer cover is handprinted with a woodcut. The LP inside is individually lathe cut at the Rochester Cutting Room and protected in a hand-stamped sleeve. The woodcut printed mailer is labeled and stamped and sent directly through the post with no protection. No protection can be offered.

The artist and publisher bare no responsibility in regards to damage (or lack of) to your personal postal woodcut sleeve, the placement of the postage labels and/or any other stamps or labels added by the post office, customs or shipping agents. All complaints should be addressed to the appropriate postal authority in your district/country. In the interim — go home and await further instructions.

LUCKY DIP: The artist has generously made two versions of each cover. You may not choose which one you get. All orders will be randomly selected and your destiny left in the hands of the gods.