Records, music & film

A selection of Billy Childish band-related projects & films published by L-13 over the years.

The first LP release by Hangman Records since 2001

First pressing of 500 copies
available in black vinyl only

Here the listener can marvel at 12 brand new tracks cut in the manner of Robert Zimmerman by the excellent William Loveday Intention.
New? – Certainly. Improved? – Of course.
But the listener is reminded that the road to hell is paved with good intentions.
(sleeve notes by Jack Ketch)

Released November 2020.

This item contains generationally insensitive terminology that may cause offence to the weak and feeble minded. For Boomers only.

Facsimile Re-Issue made on the occasion of the first Hangman Record release in 19 years

Limited Edition of 13 in each size, signed and numbered by the artist Billy Childish**

+ free archival print of the Kurt Hangman photograph (21 x 15 cm)

One colour screen print on distressed and sullied organic cotton t-shirt

The level of distress will vary from t-shirt to t-shirt and may be in worse condition than the one shown here.

Based on the original t-shirt believed to have been worn by Kurt Cobain in 1989, this re-issued ‘I’m a Hangman Retard’ t-shirt has been lovingly deconstructed by trained technicians at the L-13 Light Industrial Workshop.

Originally made in the final year when the term “retard” was still hip, the shirts can nevertheless be worn without giving offence to flids, spazzes, biffs, mongs and/or muppets***.

Only six of the original shirts were ever made back in the day, two of which were purchased by Bruce Pavite of Sub Pop records when Thee Headcoats played with Mudhoney in Portsmouth in 1989.

*Hangman Records is the independent record label founded and run by Billy Childish from 1981 til 1993 with three further special releases in 1998, 2001 and 2020. 

** Causing offence since 1977

*** Historical footnote
In the 1980s Billy was told by a record seller that he could tell who was going to buy a Hangman record because of “the way they shuffled into the shop” adding “Without those hangman retards you wouldn’t sell anything!” Billy’s reply was “That’s good – you should tell them if no one else will have you, we will. They always called me a retard at school… I should make us a t-shirt.” So he did.

Released September 2020.

Billy Childish
William Loveday Intention 7″ Box Set

L-13 is proud to be the sole distributor of this, the first Hangman Records* release in 19 years.

Seven individually lathe cut 7″ 45s on black vinyl with hand stamped titles and housed in a makeshift cardboard slipcase with a stamped sugar paper label.

Plus a bonus CTMF 45 also individually lathe cut

Plus FREE digital download of all 16 tracks with each purchase (see photos for track titles)

Already a scarce collectors item, only 13 copies of this set will ever be made: 10 for sale + 3 special APs.

All signed and numbered by musician/producer William Ivy Loveday on the back of the cardboard cover.

For L-13 subscribers only.

Record enthusiasts should note that all 16 tracks will appear in different versions on various LPs to be released over the coming months. The first of which people think they know me but they don’t know me  can now be pre-ordered from Damaged Goods Records HERE

Hangman Records is the independent record label founded and run by Billy Childish from 1981 til 1993 with two further special releases in 1998 and 2001. 

Released September 2020.

On the occasion of Billy selling off some choice weaponry from his guitar arsenal, we’re proud to publish this series of posters featuring our hero wielding his axes whilst playing some of his favourite tunes.

Offset prints on matt bond paper.
60 x 42 cm
Editions of 100 stamped and numbered posters of which the first 31 are signed.

Released January 2020.

Including 16 stills from the film and a poster advertising the gig which was only fly posted in Bruges, Belgium.

Box set includes:

  • DVD of CTMF playing live at the Theatre Royal in Margate on the 16th June 2019 with support from The Shadracks
  • Additional footage of Childish’s poetry & blues gig at the Tom Thumb Theatre Margate, 20th June 2019
  • Sixteen 21 x 18 cm film stills of gloss photographic paper
  • Folded A3 poster* on matt paper.

Total runtime: 1hr 46 mins.Edition of 100
Housed in a custom, labeled card box
Stamped and numbered on the back of the box

*The Bruge Edition. Not to be confused with the official Margate colour-way or the very scarce Bruges variant that was withdrawn from circulation after a court order by the towns Burgers.

Released December 2019.

Released on the occasion of Wild Billy Childish & CTMF playing a rare live gig in their hometown at The Royal Function Rooms, Rochester
11th October 2019
Tickets available from

Poster on matt 120gsm paper
A2 size (42 x 59 cm)

Available in TWO Edition options:

Regular Edition
Open Edition

Limited Edition
Signed and numbered by the artist
Edition of 50

Released on the occasion of Wild Billy Childish & CTMF Live
at Theatre Royal Margate
16th June 2019

Poster on matt 120gsm paper
A2 size (42 x 59 cm)

Available in TWO Edition options.

Regular Edition
Open Edition

Limited Edition
Signed and numbered by the artist
Edition of 50

Limited Edition Boxset

Large format photographic book with live and evocative photos from the CTMF gig at the Lexington in May, 2016. Published December 2016.

Photographs by Rikard Österlund
Layout and design by William Loveday and Rikard Österlund
Published by L-13 Light Industrial Workshop

44pp full colour on 148gsm Mohwark Superfine White Eggshell Itone paper
420 x 300mm page size
Saddle stitched and housed in a custom made heavy card box with a screen printed cover

Limited Edition of just 100 copies
of which 74 copies are numbered
and 26 copies contain an additional loose photographic print
signed and lettered (a-z) by Billy Childish and the Rikard Osterlund

Limited edition of 100 copies housed in a screen printed heavy card box with a Flexi-Disc featuring a live version of Punk Rock Ist Nicht Tot recorded at the show stapled in, and a DVD of a Super-8 film featuring the live performances of Misty Water and Troubled Mind.

childish chatham super8_cover

The full backcatalogue of all films made by the
Chatham Super 8 Cinema

Billy Childish, Julie Hamper, Wolf Howard and Simon Williams

DVD issued by the L-13 Light Industrial Workshop, released April 2015

1. the impossible shoulder leap of death
2. smoking yoga
3. the excelsior shaving and emergency shaving mirror
4. medwat wheelers
5. death letter blues
6. punk rock ist nicht tot
7. i love that girl ammonia
8. troubled mind
9. brass monkey
10. every bit of me
11. the bull’s nose chatham cockyard
12. the man with the gallows eyes
13. maconechie’s stew
14. the proferssor of confessional art
14. interview with billy childish