The Buff Medways - The Last Of The Buff Medways E.P.

The Last Of The Buff Medways E.P.

The Buff Medways

Available Formats No. of Tracks   Price Buy
7" Vinyl Single 3 tracks £3.49
Download Single (mp3) 3 tracks £2.97
Download Single (wav) 3 tracks £2.97
Download individual tracks   from £0.99

Description

The Buff Medways - The Last Of The Buff Medways E.P.

Billy Childish formed the Buff Medways in early 2000.

Their full name is Wild Billy Childish & The Friends of the Buff Medway Fanciers Association.

During the 19th century a breed a chicken was developed peculiar to the Medway area. The breed, now extinct, was a table bird for the London hotel market. The BUFF MEDWAY project, based at Fort Amherst, Chatham, is attempting to recreate that ancient fowl through a selective breeding project.

The original line up was Billy on guitar and vocal, Johnny Barker (bass) and Wolf Howard (drums), both ex-Daggermen. Johnny has now left the band to be replaced by Graham Day ex of The Prisoners

The BUFF MEDWAYS cut a dash with their Victorian army uniforms and their vintage Vox amps. The gear may be old but as one critic wrote the band are "the snarled lip embodiment of rock'n'roll spirit rather than nostalgia or shabby revivalism". Live and on record The BUFF MEDWAYS are all about great songs and vibrant raw energy - no frills.

They did their first single on their own Buff Medway Records followed by the DG single 'Don't Hold Me Back' (Damgood 188)

They have now released four albums, two for Graham Coxon's label Transcopic Records 'Steady The Buffs' & '1914', one on 'Vinyl Japan' called 'This Is This' and their last album 'Medway Wheelers' is out on Damaged Goods.

Check out their female alter-egos The Buffets.

The Buffs have now decided to call it a day and played their last gig to a totally sold out show at London's Dirty Water Club on the 27th of October 2006.

Their last ever single is also out on now on Damaged Goods called 'The Last Of The Buff Medways' (Damgood274 - 7")

A live album is being put together for release sometime in 2007.
The Buffs will be sorely missed...but don't fret as Billy has a new band called The Musicians Of The British Empire...

...as Beck, one of Mr Childish's many admirers succinctly put it: "that's how a rock'n'roll group should sound!".

"The three Medways crank out almost unbearably perfect early rock'n'roll"
NME

Tracklisting

7" Vinyl Single (DAMGOOD 274)
  1. The Buff Medways - 1975
  2. The Buff Medways - Albion
  3. The Buff Medways - The Last Of The Buff Medways
Download Single (DAMGOOD 274)
  1. The Buff Medways - 1975
  2. The Buff Medways - Albion
  3. The Buff Medways - The Last Of The Buff Medways

mp3 downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 1975 4m 0s £0.99
2 Albion 2m 17s £0.99
3 The Last Of The Buff Medways 3m 14s £0.99
Entire MP3 Download Single (3 tracks) £2.97
MP3 format technical details
These mp3 tracks have been encoded with LAME using the '--preset extreme' VBR setting, providing you with a very rich listening experience. No DRM or copy protection is built in to the mp3s.

wav downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 1975 4m 0s £0.99
2 Albion 2m 17s £0.99
3 The Last Of The Buff Medways 3m 14s £0.99
Entire WAV Download Single (3 tracks) £2.97