Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Screeching Weasel - Christmas Eve/New Year's Eve

Well, after all the gifts are unwrapped, the egg nog drained, and the tree dead, there's only one thing to look forward to. And that's of course New Year's Eve. Pop Punk legends Screeching Weasel put out this nifty little single last year, perfectly book-ending the holiday season.

You'll Never Be What You Though You Would Be

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Vice Squad - Christmas Hangover 7"

After all those holiday comps one should certainly expect this: a Christmas Hangover. Completely unbeknownst to me, Vice Squad has made a habit out of releasing Christmas EP's since around 2009. This particular 4 song installment was released in 2014.

Voices Singing Let's Be Jolly, Pass The Whisky And The Stollys

Saturday, July 28, 2018

V/A - Cashing In On Christmas, Vol. 7

To my knowledge 2016 brought the final installment of the Cashing In On Christmas series. It's a shorter one than previous volumes, but it damn sure packs a holiday punch.


Friday, July 27, 2018

V/A - Cashing In On Christmas, Vol. 6

After taking the 2014 holiday off the series jumped back into the spirit in 2015, courtesy of Rebel Sound Records. This is indeed a Street Punk Christmas!


Wednesday, July 25, 2018

V/A - Cashing In On Christmas, Vol. 5

The series kept rolling in 2013 with Volume 5. This is the last installment from Black Hole Records, and it's certainly a worthy collection.


Sunday, July 22, 2018

V/A - Cashing In On Christmas, Vol. 4

By 2012 you could expect a new stocking full of punk coal every year. Here's the 4th installment. It's a good collection but to be honest, not the best in the series. And Colonel, please note the boobs on the cover. That's for you!


Saturday, July 21, 2018

V/A - Cashing In On Christmas, Vol. 3

2011 brought us this third volume of holiday cheer. This is the CD version that includes two extra tracks, one from the godlike Angry Snowmans and one from the equally clever Missile Toads.


Friday, July 20, 2018

V/A - Cashing In On Christmas, Vol. 2

The second release of the series came a full 14 years after the original, but picked up steam going forward. Another thoroughly entertaining collection.


Tuesday, July 17, 2018

V/A - Cashing In On Christmas, Vol. 1

And now it's time for your old pal Doc to phone it in for a while. Black Hole Records came up with the clever idea of this Punk Christmas compilation and released it in 1996. Then, it 2010 they got another great idea and decided to make it a series of releases. And that's what you're going to get over the course of the next week or so. Starting, of course, with the original. Ho Ho Ho!


Sunday, July 15, 2018

V/A - Have A Rotten Christmas, Vol. 2

And 1985 saw the followup to yesterday's post. This time 7 bands knock out 11 tracks. And a slightly better collection altogether. Also with Finnish legends Rattus adding their two cents.

Rotten 2

Saturday, July 14, 2018

V/A - Have A Rotten Christmas, Vol. 1

1984 brought this first volume UK comp featuring 8 bands and 11 songs. Short on Christmas cheer, but long on punk attitude. A very nifty collection, indeed.

Rotten 1

Friday, July 13, 2018

The Yobs - Christmas Album + XMAS II

The Yobs were English punks The Boys hopped up on egg nog. Download both volumes now. That will give you a full 5 months to learn the lyrics. Then at your Christmas party just overpower the DJ, slap these suckers on and drunkenly sing along as loud as possible! Great fun guaranteed.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Sloppy Seconds - Lonely Christmas

Mid-week brings us a lonely Christmas from the Junk Rock Kings. Another short one. But a great EP, with holiday bookends.

Hooray For Santa Claus

Sunday, July 8, 2018

The Lazy Cowgirls - Sock It To Me Santa 7"

Ultra cool California punks the Lazy Cowgirls released this Christmas single way back in 1986. Very cool stuff.

Santa's Got A Brand New Bag

Saturday, July 7, 2018

SSD - Jolly Old St Nicholas 7"

Boston legends SSD got into the Christmas spirit with this one sided single from 1992. Short enough to fit in even the smallest stocking.

Whisper What You'll Bring To Me

Friday, July 6, 2018

Impact - Punk Christmas 7"

Today we have a punk, punk, punk, Punk Christmas, courtesy of Impact. This Wales outfit. Three Oi! filled blasts, including one about their favourite time of year.

Comes Round Only Once A Year

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

The Ripcordz - War On Xmas

Now for a proper Christmas album. Canada's Ripcordz wage war on the jolly old elf and all he stands for. Great hardcore merriment.

Merry Crisis and a Happy New Fear

Sunday, July 1, 2018

V/A - Let's Get Pissed, It's Christmas

Well, since we used up the month of December for Japanese HC insanity we were left with nothing under our tree. We're going to fix that this month, starting with this 1984 European sampler. The songs themselves don't follow the theme, but the title damn sure does. So everybody, Let's Get Pissed, It's Christmas In July!!

Get Pissed