Saturday, December 18, 2010
"Christmas With the Devil" is the perfect kind of Spinal Tap song, a heavy metal parody/homage with tongue-in-cheek satanic lyrics about the winter holiday. Originally released as a single in 1984, it was later recorded again and released as part of their album "Break With the Wind."
Friday, December 17, 2010
MxPx released a compilation album of Christmas songs a few years ago. This one, "Christmas Night of the Living Dead," is easily my favorite. Hey, did you enjoy "The Walking Dead" on AMC? Well, then, this song is also about zombies.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Deathrock band Alien Sex Fiend gave us this gothic Christmas carol in 1987. "Let's make this Christmas one to remember. Let's stay drunk from January 'til December." Here's "Stuff the Turkey." Enjoy (this Christmas...it might be your last).
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
I said earlier that The Yobs are the best band for Christmas. A close second is The Vandals, who released a great yuletide record in 1996 entitled Oi to the World, which contained such great tracks as "Grandpa's Last Xmas," "Christmas Time for My Penis," "Thanx for Nothing," and the above, "My First Xmas (As a Woman)" The whole album is fantastic.
Monday, December 13, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
When I first hear this song by Billy Idol, it kind of sounds a bit commercial, a bit corporate. It doesn't have the same soul and grit as most of the other tracks I've shared thus far, but give it enough time and "Yellin' at the Christmas Tree" really grows on you. Fun lyrics, catchy music, and better than your usual holiday schlock on the radio.