When his punk strap, the Pop Rivets, split up in 1980, Billy Childish formed a fresh group with Mickey Hampshire, a Pop Rivets roadie who was simply performing in an organization called Mickey as well as the Milkshakes. Both began writing tracks collectively and released their 1st LP, Talkin’ About, in 1981. With Childish on acoustic guitar and vocals, Hampshire on acoustic guitar and vocals, Bruce Brand on drums, and Russ Wilkins (later on changed by John Agnew) on bass, the Milkshakes appear was a primitive mixture of English beat groups, just like the early Kinks at their toughest, and hard-rocking American acoustic guitar instrumentalists, like Hyperlink Wray. This audio had become referred to as the “Medway audio” and Childish continues to be playing a variant onto it throughout his entire profession. The Milkshakes had been an extremely prolific group, documenting nine records within their six years collectively. Childish and Hampshire break up the business lead vocal duties as well as the music group was quite definitely a mixture of Childish’s primitive songwriting and Hampshire’s even more melodic leanings. The group also masterminded and supported a Medway young lady group, the Delmonas. The Milkshakes split up in 1984 and Childish, Brand, and Agnew continued to create Thee Mighty Caesars where Childish’s uncooked punk-blues could roam untainted by any semblance of professionalism and reliability.