Title - 'Punk Rock Christmas 2'
Artist - Various
Put away the pumpkins, kids, it's time to hang the fishnet stockings, trim the plastic, spittle-flecked tree and celebrate another Punk Rock Christmas!
Following on the heels of the massively successful originator, Punk Rock Christmas (released in 2015), comes another collection of holiday favorites performed by an even larger gathering of punk rock all-stars.
Now inclusive of, amongst others, Tsunami Bombs, The Rumjacks, The Members, The Vibrators, Reagan Youth, Down By Law, Naked Aggression, Johnny Thunders and more, the album is available as a CD (in a stocking-sized digipak!) and on beautiful RED vinyl - a perfect gift for the punk rock lover in your life!
1. Tsunami Bomb – 'Santa Claus Is Coming To Town'
2. The Rumjacks – 'Christmas In Killarney'
3. Naked Aggression – 'What We Buy'
4. The Members – 'Happy Xmas (War Is Over)'
5. Pulley – 'O Holy Night'
6. Dave Smalley & The Bandoleros – 'Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree'
7. MDC – '(Merry Christmas) World’s On Fire'
8. The Queers – 'Ramones Christmas'
9. The Vibrators – 'Santa Had To Go Into Rehab'
10. Ship Thieves – 'Who Put The Gum In Santa’s Whiskers'
11. Amber Pacific – 'Merry Christmas Happy Holiday'
12. Reagan Youth – 'Punk Rock Christmas'
13. Down By Law – 'Merry Christmas (Feels So Right)'
14. Bankrupt – 'When Johnny Saved Christmas'
15. Punchline – 'Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)'
17. Unsteady Heights – 'Around Christmas' [CD ONLY]
18. The Spears – 'Christmas Sucks (You Stupid F**ks!)' [CD ONLY]
19. High Wire – 'Where Are You Christmas?' [CD ONLY]
20. Splinter – 'Fairy Tales' [CD ONLY]
21. Walter Etc. – 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas' [CD ONLY]
22. Slap Of Reality – 'Last Christmas' [CD ONLY]
23. Down And Outs – 'Merry Christmas Everybody' [CD ONLY]
24. Chief State – 'All I Want For Christmas' [CD ONLY]
25. The Widows – 'Please Daddy Don’t Get Drunk This Christmas' [CD ONLY]
26. Johnny Thunders – 'Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer'
This manically, thumping, pounding, punk rockin' Christmas delight kicks off in fine style with Tsunami Bomb's 'Santa Claus Is Coming To Town,' and then backs it up brilliantly with the frenetic Celtic rendering of 'Christmas In Killarney' (The Rumjacks), the surprisingly tuneful 'What We Buy' (Naked Aggression), and then both the spot on atmospheric brilliance of 'Happy Xmas (War Is Over)' (The Members), and the frenzied musical assault of Pulley on 'O Holy Night.'
Dave Smalley & The Bandoleros bring us a pulsating 'Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree,' which is followed by MDC's '(Merry Christmas) World’s On Fire,' The Queers' excellent rendition of 'Ramones Christmas,' and then come two of my own personal favorites, The Vibrators with 'Santa Had To Go Into Rehab,' and the furious 'Who Put The Gum In Santa’s Whiskers' from Ship Thieves.
The most melodic track is 'Merry Christmas Happy Holiday' from Amber Pacific and that's backed by a melancholic Reagan Youth on 'Punk Rock Christmas.' The music then gets cranked back up for Down By Law's 'Merry Christmas (Feels So Right),' and then the mid-tempo onslaught of Bankrupt's 'When Johnny Saved Christmas.'
Another melodic cut is up next in the form of Punchline's 'Christmas (Baby Please Come Home),' which is neatly backed by the authoritive vibe of 'Father Christmas' (Parasites), the upbeat rockin' punk of 'Around Christmas' (Unsteady Heights), and both the naughty punk raunch of The Spears' drumtastic 'Christmas Sucks (You Stupid F**s!),' and the fanatical 'Where Are You Christmas?' from High Wire.
The PIL-esque 'Fairy Tales' from Splinter is up next and is followed by the low key, unpunk-like Walter Etc.'s rendition of 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,' with a rockin' and rollickin' version of Wham!'s 'Last Christmas' by Slap Of Reality along next.
The album then rounds out with the Down And Outs on a brilliant cover of Slade's 'Merry Christmas Everybody,' the melodic punk of 'All I Want For Christmas' (Chief State), and then both The Widows with 'Please Daddy Don’t Get Drunk This Christmas,' and a quite excellent blues rendition of 'Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer' from Johnny Thunders.
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