The Milkman Of Human Kindness

Album: Life's a Riot with Spy Vs Spy (1983)


  • This love song is the opening track from English Alternative Rock singer-songwriter Billy Bragg's debut album, Life's a Riot with Spy Vs Spy. Bragg was still working at an all-night petrol station when he got his first break, courtesy of BBC Radio 1 DJ John Peel. The young musician heard Peel mention on-air that he was hungry and Bragg rushed to the BBC with a mushroom biryani. In gratitude the influential BBC broadcaster played this track but at the wrong speed. Peel then told his listeners, "I would have played it anyway" and later played it again at the correct speed.

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  • Anne from Hartford, CtThe fact above is interesting and true. Why is this same passage also incorrectly posted as the lead fact for Bragg's song A New England? I learned this story through Bragg's awesome podcast, which is available on his website in the Music section.
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