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Now Hear This: Billy Childish / William Loveday Intention | Great Loveday Wonder : The Collected Demo Recordings

If Wild Billy's recordings aren't rough and tumble enough for you already, here's a swell collection of raw demos from his Dylanesque alter-ego William Loveday.

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Billy Childish has been recording and performing since the 1977 punk explosion. The Pop Rivets, Thee Milkshakes, Thee Headcoats and The Buff Medways are just a few musical outfits that Billy has been involved with. Since 1977, Billy has released over 150 independent LPs, published five novels and issued more than 45 collections of poetry, but his main job is painting.

These demo recordings by his latest aggregation The William Loveday Intention — originally conceived and executed in a scarce edition of 50 lathe-cut LPs each during Billy’s recent Career In A Year campaign — immediately sold out. And in the fine tradition of Billy’s releases, this ndw run of 500 needed to be hand-stamped as well as hand-numbered in a limited edition. Billy has also gone far into the woodshed and agreed to reproduce a new limited edition of his treasured Man With Guitar woodcut. Also setting a new precedent!

As an artist, Childish has had solo and group exhibitions internationally including New York, London, Seoul and Berlin. He was included in British Art Show 5, which toured throughout four cities — Edinburgh, Southampton, Cardiff, and Birmingham — and in 2010 he was the subject of major concurrent survey exhibitions in London and New York. In 2011 he became artist in residence at the Chatham Historic Dockyard, where he currently works.”