Named after a chicken
Scott Balikian | Seattle, WA United States | 05/30/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Billy Childish's side project du jour is amazingly good. I picked up this disc recently as one of those Never Heard 'Em, What The Hey purchases. Threw it in the player last night and was extremely happy with the purchase. If I had to classify this in a genre, I would put it into the junk rock/garage rock arena. Lots of crunchy, jangly guitars, hard hitting drums, and no frills vocals. This is a refreshing shout out to pre-overproduced music a la The Kinks and old Stones. In fact,... I kept thinking that this disc was a re-release of a 60's junk rock band.Highly recommended."
A nod and a wink to Jimi
whoopycat | Des Moines, IA United States | 10/19/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Billy Childish has been releasing lo-fi garage rock in a myriad of contexts for decades. His latest joint, the Buff Medways, is a little more lighthearted than some of his other bands such as Thee Headcoats. The two albums I've heard by the Buffs seem to pay tribute to rockers of yesteryear. This Is This uses Hendrix as it's inspiration. Several of the tracks are virtual rewrites of Hendrix tunes. However, Billy is no mere copyist and each track is firmly stamped with the sound we've come to associate with The Milkshakes/Headcoats/etc.
A recommended album for those of you who like the garage rock sound but have found Billy's previous releases to be a bit samey."