Artist: THEE HEADCOATS
Title: PEDOPHILE / NO SUCH NUMBER 45
Label/Cat no: Clawfist XPIG 17
Grading (vinyl first): Mint/Mint
An Original UK savage 7" by Billy Childish & his glorious Headcoats (aka Bruce Brand & Johnny "Tub" Johnson). Released on Clawfist in 1992 + Mailing insert.
(Billy's spelling) is a pivotal track in the Childish canon as, despite
being an instrumental, it was one of his first to explicitly address
the sexual abuse he experienced in his youth. In the early 90s,
struggling to come to terms with painful, long buried childhood
memories, Billy bravely began to address his molestation in his writing,
often in uncomfortably frank lyrical detail.
"Pedophile" is, understandably, a very
angry track, the absence of an accusatory lyric redressed by the band's
searing (Link Way-inspired) performance & the sleeve photograph of
the family "friend" who assaulted him. Now a dedicated Buddhist Billy claims to have since forgiven his abuser, but this track still
smoulders with a fearsome, barely contained hatred, 20+ years later. The
b-side, the raucous "No Such Number", is a rallying cry against the
corrupt & the mediocre, as are many of Headcoats finest songs. The
single was released in September 1992 as an installment of the
Clawfist's subscriber-only 7" Singles Club in an edition of 1400 copies,
all long gone.
Hear 'Pedophile' hereListen to youtube clip
Listen to 'No Such Number' hereListen to youtube clip
It is in unplayed, Mint condition.
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- New: New
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- Mint: Mint (as new). In perfect condition.
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- New: New.
- Mint: As new condition. In perfect condition. The sleeve should appear to never had a record in it.
Practically as new, Clean. No writing, no ringwear, no splits, it has
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As above, BUT possible minor creasing and/or slight edge scuff, very
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