CHILDISH, WILD BILLY & CTMF

WHERE THE WILD PURPLE IRIS GROWS (DAMAGED GOODS)

CHILDISH, WILD BILLY & CTMF - WHERE THE WILD PURPLE IRIS GROWS 147583
Format:
1 CD
Release:
20.08.2021
Label:
DAMAGED GOODS
Kat.-Nr.:
147583
Barcode:
5020422056121
Billy Childish - Musician, poet, painter and writer shows no sign of slowing down. The last twelve months have seen him record a "career in a year" with The William Loveday Intention, battle off a debilitating COVID infection and revisit his punk roots with CTMF.

We asked him a few questions about the latest, and possibly greatest CTMF album. Q: Your records with The William Loveday Intention, exploring lyric-led-folk 'n' roll have been well received over the last year.

With that band you're aiming to do a "career in a year". What made you want to make a CTMF album in the midst of it? A: "I think you must be confusing me with somebody else.

I've heard some of The William Loveday recordings, and they sound great but the group is nothing to do with me.

But we did record a track with CTMF - 'Bob Dylan's Got A Lot To Answer For'." Q: For the uninitiated how does a CTMF album differ from a WLI album? A: "Easy.

They are very different groups, apart from William Loveday poaching a few of our group members and covering a few of my old songs, that is.

Also the WLI record in the same studio but there the similarities end." Q: The previous CTMF album was Last Punk Standing.

I think it's fair to say you've earned that title. How do you keep up your enthusiasm and desire to make new music? A: "Ah, that's not my title, it was a genuine question - "Who'll be the last punk standing?".

I was likening to some of my loves in that song - Leadbellys 'Roberta' and Buzzcocks' 'Spiral Scratch'." Q: The album cover features a picture of you looking happy and enjoying a cigar.

What constitutes a decent smoke? A: "When I was in the dockyard, 46 years ago, I smoked a clay pipe with the Balkan Sabranie mixture.

That is no more. In my 20s I smoked Players Weights. Now I occasionally partake in a pipe with a near match for that the late great Balkan Sabranie Otherwise on a special opening I will enjoy a Montecristo No 2."
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. WHERE THE WILD PURPLE IRIS GROWS
  • 1.2. MYSTERY SONG
  • 1.3. BALLAD OF HOLLIS BROWN
  • 1.4. SHE WAS WEARING TANGERINE
  • 1.5. PLUMA DORADA
  • 1.6. COME INTO MY LIFE
  • 1.7. TRAIN KEPT A ROLLIN'
  • 1.8. YOU CAN'T CAPTURE TIME (SLIGHT RETURN)
  • 1.9. YOU SAY THAT YOU LOVE ME
  • 1.10. TUNNEL OF LOVE
  • 1.11. MOULDY FIG
  • 1.12. THE SAME TREE