The Milkshakes Sing And Play 20 Rock And Roll Hits Of The 50's And 60's on Import LP
No other group since the '60s has captured the exuberance and rawness of the original British beat group sound as well as the Milkshakes. 'Wild' Billy Childish and his merry men released 13 albums under the moniker between 1980 and 1985 and a further 20 albums by spin-off and associated groups such as The Del-Monas, Mighty Caesars & Thee Headcoats, and have in the intervening years, created a veritable cottage industry.
Here, Chatham's favorite sons thrash their way through 20 rock 'n' roll favorites from their fathers' past. The sleeve notes claim that these recordings were made by the Milkshakes' fathers in the early-60s, before they all died in a plane crash in Rochester. That should probably be treated with a certain skepticism but one listen and you could well believe it. Whichever band it was, it is pure unadorned rock & roll played with the bite of a bygone era.