"Some tea and milko,
Watching Sgt. Bilko...
A cup of green,
Reading about the great Barry Sheene."
This is the man who fused jazz and Scalectrix onstage.
He's got oil in his miasma.
"Eff John Coltrane, that's art," said BJ on Resonance FM of the Brands Hatch roar.
The zen other-bit perhaps, to his appreciation of silence, which is also on that rider.
It goes right through BJ's recordings.
The rhythm of engines, the percussion of crashing, the melody of motoring,
the maelstrom of metal. Not to mention the politics and the social implications.
So, a quick butch through the oeuvre reveals a hypothetical compilation double CD of BJ road-works
begging to be bootlegged.
The Billy Jenkins Canon of Road Compositions
High Street / Saturday (Sounds Like Bromley)
Parking Meters (Sounds Like Bromley)
Greenwich One-Way System (Greenwich)
Benidorm Motorway Services (Scratches of Spain)
White Van Man (Blues Zero Two)
I'm Staying in the Car (Blues Zero Two)
Motorway at Night I (Motorway at Night)
Motorway at Night II (Motorway at Night)
They Built A Ring Road (Still Sounds Like Bromley)
High Street/Part Pedestianised (Still Sounds Like Bromley)
Girl Getting Knocked Over (Uncommerciality 2)
Commuting (Uncommerciality 3)
The Unknown Car Across Your Drive (Suburbia)
Silence Stalks the Sleeping Streets (Suburbia)
Photo by Nick Corker