Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Never mind the elves, it's the Yobs

Moreso than any other band in recording history, the Yobs produced the best collection of alternative Christmas songs, 1979's The Yobs' Christmas Album. The Yobs were the alter-ego of British punk band The Boys, who in '79 charted at #4 on the UK indie chart with To Hell with the Boys. Although the group broke up in 1982, on the twentieth anniversary of their prior Yobs release, they put out a second Christmas album in 1999, Volume Two, a record which, to my ears, is even better than the first.

4 comments:

Gorilla Bananas said...

The lead singer sounds a bit camp. Wasn't he related to Dick Emery?

Sweet Cheeks said...
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ChrisV82 said...

I would suspect he means that some British bands like to play up their accents for extra effect.

Sweet Cheeks said...
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