Talk:Billy Childish

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Roots Rock Prepschool[edit]

Billy Childish and his band Thee Headcoats, which also has a reply band Thee Headcoatees, which is characterized by women riding Vespas, is an example of what would have happened if rock and roll had been invented by cool British high school kids, like wondering what would have happened if rockabilly had been invented by The Cramps. Or if minstrelsy had been invented by the Beatles. Instead of escaped slaves meeting in the middle of the swamp at 'Congo Squre' to start brewing American music in colonial Louisiana, as actually happened, picture the cast of Diner putting together music like they know it could be.mcdogm--64.12.116.70 12:02, 1 May 2005 (UTC)

What the hell are you talking about? --195.195.239.151 10:20, 14 November 2006 (UTC)
Put the bong away before hitting up wikipedia for info :) —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 82.35.107.44 (talk) 16:59, 3 January 2007 (UTC).

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Material on Billy Childish's row with Jack White was removed on the basis that it "doesn't need to dominate so much of the article". The reason it does so is that there isn't enough article there to start with. The solution is not to cut out material, but to add material. The row with White shows Childish's character and sense of humour, and was/is the subject of considerable interest. I have reinstated it. Please discuss on this page before cutting this referenced material. Thanks Tyrenius 06:19, 15 April 2006 (UTC)

Molestation belongs under "Background", not in opening paragraph[edit]

The statements regarding Childish's molestation as a child do not belong in the opening paragraph. They should be placed under the "Background" paragraph, since they are part of his childhood, not his career or cultural influence. Placing such statements in the opening paragraph is too tabloid for my taste. Also, it smacks of a sort of bias to me, in that there is an implication that Billy's character should be considered flawed, and thus his work should be downplayed and regarded merely as the work of a madman. 72.78.153.9 08:12, 16 May 2007 (UTC)

Moved per your suggestion. It should be mentioned in the lead, but not in such detail. Tyrenius 12:16, 16 May 2007 (UTC)

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TV21?[edit]

The band TV21 started at least two years after the Pop Rivets, and so are not the predecessor in this situation. Plus, minor point: neither band shared any members (nor were from the same place, nor even really overlap in time by very much at all). A simple search shows the only evidence for linking that band to Billy Childish being this very page. Either provide a source, or strike that line. No? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 88.65.250.32 (talk) 21:55, 3 August 2014 (UTC)