Fear - The Decline of Western Civilization.

How to play music.

In Tweed We Trust - Thee Headcoats, 1996.

Why stop with video? The world is made for learning wonders. The internet is made for condensing wonders. This record is a wonder to me, full of the noises and expressions that I need to hear on the outside of myself because they cause too much trouble kept on the inside of myself.

If you enjoy this music, contact Damaged Goods or Hangman Records for some more blasts of fresh air from Billy Childish and Thee Headcoats. Or fuck around bidding with some eBay/Amazon twats, if you're into that kinda shit.

Everybody's Wiser Now

Too Afraid

Want Me - Win Me

I'm Good Enough

Fingers in the Sun

This Day to Bust

It Don't Come Easy

I'm Hurting

Going Down

The Man With Eyes Like Little Fishes

I Was Weak

Sex and Flies

Thee Headcoats, Live at the Picket, 1993.


The Girl from '62

Just 15

Lie Detector

Wild Man, featuring Thee Headcoatees



Oral history with Gerry Casale (1995)

Recorded for use in the History of Rock and Roll anthology.

Part 1: Kent State, the High & the Low, lying to club owners, and modifying instruments.

Part 2: The punk label, Booji Boy Records, the Ann Arbor Film Festival, and Brian Eno.

Part 3: Lawyers, basement to the Autobahn, subversion in the light of day, and fist-fighting the Dead Boys.

Part 4: Translating records to live performance, qualitative rebellion, no room for smart-asses on MTV, and the decline of progress.

Part 5: The Clash and England's punk aesthetic, inevitable arc of culture and business, and changing the world.

Part Six is blocked by Warner Music Group because they expect positive financial reciprocation for its educational content.

Part 7: Reaction to whippet, incubation periods, New Wave & the Talking Heads, and Booji Boy.

Part 8: The trend toward self vs. self, vacancy in popular music, Grunge music, legacy of his band and other bands. Very useless question at the end.

Part 9: Filler questions about "desert island albums," rock and roll history, hearing loss, Jimi Hendrix, MTV, and the future of rock and roll.

"What would those guys with the lassos have to do, unless somebody was giving them a chase?"

The Ramones, "Substitute" (1994)


BBC Ready Steady Go! The Otis Redding Special

Still on Youtube after all these years. This BBC special is my happy place.

Otis sings "Satisfaction" and "My Girl."

Otis sings "Respect" and Eric Burdon sings "Hold On (I'm Coming)."

Chris Farlowe sings "It's a Man's World" and Otis sings "Pain in my Heart."
EDIT: "Pain in my Heart" cuts off. I'll fix it next time I'm drunk. WHAT

Otis, Eric, and Chris sing a medley of awesome.

Stop Covering Shit You Can't Cover: GIRL U WANT

"You know what would make this song cool? If it sounded like it was played by coma patients. Plaid-wearing coma patients."

Editor's note: This is a lot like rape. Right at the tip, you're begging for it to end, and by the second minute, you're already zoned out to some happier moment in your past.

Not too shabby, Roberter Palmerer:
"I'm drunk and I don't care what the buttons on this drum machine do. I hired chicks for my band."

Editor's note: Note the screeching brakes and car crash sounds before he sings, "Headed for the pleasure burn." Robert Palmer is a secret genius.

There's the spirit, The Mummies!
"No one holds us to any standards."

Editor's note: HAHAHA "edit the Mummies" HAHAHA


Editor's note: Great songs have only one good version.

EDITOR'S SUPER-NOTE: the worst Devo cover of all time.
"This song's interesting. We have a market of angry over-liberal idiots to capitalize upon. Strum two of the song's chords while we all stand around. Fuck it, I'll just sit down. These pot-smoking abortion-desiring faggots have no idea what they're cheering for. Easy $$$$." -The Rages Against the Machine

Editor's super-subnote: These guys still have the balls to show up to Occupy campsites in limos.