|The Stuckists: "Art or Arse"
||[Jul. 8th, 2001|12:13 am]
Billy Childish et al., obviously--Tracey Emin told him that the problem with his art was that he was "stuck," so of course he turned "stuckism" into a manifesto/"movement." And so of course "Art or Arse" is a re-recorded version of an old song of his (w/ various taped drop-ins), and "Anachronism in the U.K." is new lyrics to another old song--"We Hate the Fucking N.M.E.," I believe. rrose, I imagine you'd appreciate the painting of R. Mutt's urinal on the front cover.|
I suspect you're correct in that summation.
The world is my ready-made, sugar. And is sounds as if Childish is taking that ideal to the max.
Explain to me the connection to Childish and Thee Headcoatees? I'm not too hip to all this new music stuff. But I know I like The Headcoatees and Holly Golightly. By the way, I'd side with Lisa about filing them under "Thee" cause it's part of the name, not just "the". Take it from me, I'm a librarian.
2001-07-08 03:45 pm (UTC)
17% Hendrix was not the only musician
OK. Thee Headcoats = Billy Childish's main band until a couple of years ago (he was earlier in the Prisoners, the Milkshakes, etc.). Thee Headcoatees = their girlfriends, basically, plus Thee Headcoats backing them up. Their repertoire was B.C. songs and various garage standards (loosely defined--sometime I'll tell you about my obsession with "Ca Plane Pour Moi," which they also did). Holly Golightly was one of Thee Headcoatees, but eventually got tired of doing other people's stuff. "Bongo" Debbie Green left a year or so before she did, and with two of them gone they called it quits.
Thee Headcoats broke up last year; Childish immediately formed a new band (w/ one of the other Headcoats), the Buff Medway Fanciers Association, and started cranking out the singles right away. I think the first one was two Hendrix covers.
Tracey Emin was Billy's visual-arts collaborator and lover a long time ago. I saw that Saatchi "Sensation" show a year or two ago--it includes Emin's "Everyone I Have Ever Slept With," a tent with the names of everyone on said list written somewhere inside it. On the floor, in great big letters, it says "BILLY CHILDISH." The plaque the museum had put up next to it says something about "the piece invites us to ask all sorts of questions--who, for instance, is 'Billy Childish'?"
2001-07-08 10:14 pm (UTC)
Re: 17% Hendrix was not the only musician
hahahaha! That's RICH!
How in the world do you know all this?? Nevermind, I have a good idea how!
That's brilliant stuff!