Thursday, April 27, 2006
Billy Hamon-Butch Things
Billy Hamon –Butch Things/ Amusement Arcade Bronze Records BRO 58 (1978)
Now this is completely NUTS!!!
Imagine The Cramps with Bryan Ferry singing with a fist down his throat at half speed and that’s just the sound…the lyrics oh god…here are the first 3 verses…Make of them what you will!
Well, you know the Butch Things come out at night
standing on street corners, lit by lamplight
leather jackets and tight- jeaned bikes, oh yeah
And all the sweet young things who wish to join in
riddled with acne and the blemish of a pale skin
your ears too big and your legs too thin, oh no
And, oh, the butch things they ain’t never been kissed
they’re much too busy getting kicks from a thick fist
what the tongue’s never tasted the mouth don’t miss, oh no
Get the picture?
The B side is pretty wild too and Billy comes across as an amphetamine loaded Punk Rock Heinz, great clanging guitar and amusement arcade FX
Somehow Andy Mackay produced this gem and once you’ll hear it…well, you will never forget your first Billy Hamon experience in any case. Billy was a bit –part actor on British TV and I don’t think he released anything else…please correct me if I’m wrong
If you can’t find the single, Butch Things appeared on the fine Glam Rock comp “Glitter From The Litter Bin” Sanctuary CMQCD675 -2003 (UK)