PHOTOBOOTHS IN MUSIC

Brand New Cage

Wild Billy Childish and CTMF (Damaged Goods, 2017)

From the Damaged Goods website: The sleeve art features a photo of an 18-year old Billy taken in a King's Cross photo booth in September 1978. "I used to cut these tribal marks into my cheeks every few weeks with a razor blade. I was really interested in African tribal scars, and I knew they had ash in there so I would rub cigarette ash in--very painful! I'm actually dressed there the most dangerous way you could be, as a punk rock teddy boy. The teds didn't like you wearing any ted gear.I've got a leopardskin waistcoat, bootlace tie and my hair flat. You had 40 year old men that would glass you. We'd go see Bo Diddley in '70s and we'd dress a little bit ted. I was on a few death lists locally with teddy boys."

Contributed by Christian Bonifas