Billy Childish

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Legal name: Steven John Hamper

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Billy Childish (born Steven John Hamper, 1 December 1959) is an English painter, author, poet, photographer, film maker, singer and guitarist. He is known for his explicit and prolific work – he has detailed his love life and childhood sexual abuse, notably in his early poetry and the novels My Fault (1996), Notebooks of a Naked Youth (1997), Sex Crimes of the Futcher (2004) – The Idiocy of Idears (2007), and in several of his songs, notably in the instrumental "Paedophile" (1992) (featuring a photograph of the man who sexually abused him on the front cover) and "Every Bit of Me" (1993). From 1981 until 1985 Childish had a relationship with artist Tracey Emin.

He is a consistent advocate for amateurism and free emotional expression. Childish co-founded the Stuckism art movement with Charles Thomson in 1999, which he left in 2001. Since then a new evaluation of Childish's standing in the art world has been under way, culminating with the publication of a critical study of Childish's working practice by the artist and writer Neal Brown, with an introduction by Peter Doig, which describes Childish as "one of the most outstanding, and often misunderstood, figures on the British art scene". He is a visiting lecturer at Rochester Independent College.

Thirty years after Childish's first musical releases with Thee Milkshakes and Thee Mighty Caesars, a crop of lo-fi, surf rock and punk groups with psychedelic subtexts has surfaced referencing the aesthetic established by Childish in both their band names and in various aspects of their sonic aesthetic: Thee Oh Sees, Thee Open Sex, Thee Tsunamis, Thee Dang Dangs and many others.

  1. ^ Brown, Neal (2008). Billy Childish: A Short Study. [London]: The Aquarium. ISBN 978-1-871894-23-3
  2. ^ Welcome, Rochester Independent College | UK Boarding School in England. Rochester-college.org. Retrieved on 2013-02-03.
  3. ^ "Thee "Thees"". Joyful Noise Journal. Retrieved 27 August 2013. 
  4. ^ Spicer, J. "Thee Open Sex: I Do Not Know". Retrieved 27 August 2013. 
  5. ^ Spicer, J. "Thee Tsunamis: A GoodBad Man is Hard To Find". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved 27 August 2013. 
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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1987 Which Dead Donkey Daddy? Billy Childish & Sexton Ming 1
1998 Devil in the Flesh Billy Childish & Dan Melchior 2
1999 The Cheeky Cheese Billy Childish & Sexton Ming 1
1999 In Blood Billy Childish & Holly Golightly 3
2002 Steady the Buffs Wild Billy Childish & The Buff Medways 2
2003 1914 Wild Billy Childish & The Friends Of The Buff Medway Fanciers' Association 2
2005 Medway Wheelers Wild Billy Childish & The Buff Medways 2
2005 Heavens Journey Wild Billy Childish and The Chatham Singers 2
2007 At the Bridge Billy Childish With The Singing Loins 1
2011 Forensic R' N' B Wild Billy Childish & The Spartan Dreggs 1
2012 Dung Beetle Rolls Again Billy Childish and Sexton Ming 1
2012 Coastal Command Wild Billy Childish & The Spartan Dreggs 1
2012 Dreggradation Wild Billy Childish & The Spartan Dreggs 1
2012 Tablets of Linear B Wild Billy Childish & The Spartan Dreggs 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1991 I Am the Billy Childish Compilation Billy Childish 1
1996 Made With A Passion (The Kitchen Demos) Compilation Billy Childish 1
1999 Crimes Against Music: Blues Recordings 1986–1999 Compilation Wild Billy Childish 1
2002 25 Years of Being Childish Compilation Billy Childish 1
2006 My First Billy Childish Album Compilation Billy Childish 1
2009 Archive From 1959 - The Billy Childish Story Compilation Billy Childish 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2003 The Xfm Sessions Live Wild Billy Childish & The Buff Medways 2
2004 The Genius of Billy Childish With Thee Milkshakes and Thee Headcoats Live Billy Childish 1

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Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2001 'Til It Is Over Wild Billy Childish & The Buff Medway Fanciers' Association 1

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