Album of the Week – VARIOUS ARTISTS – A DAMAGED CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR YOU from Damaged Goods Records


Growing up , playing our 45’s on the kitchen table, hanging out with Mom , I loved every second of the Holiday Season. From The Chipmunks to Brenda Lee to my Dad’s Rat Pack fav’s , to singing in Church as an altar boy Xmas was all about music so in that tradition I begin a new one here at 50thirdand3rd. From the week after Thanksgiving to Xmas we will pick our favorite albums of the Holiday Season. Seeing that I started this tradition today, the first pick is mine and hey hey guess what? It’s from one of my all time I wish they were here in the United States labels, Damaged Goods and this is a garagerock xmas feast. So if you have picks send them to me , via twitter if you can and I’ll pick the ones with the most votes for the next few weeks, so be sure to vote .

from Damaged Goods

Holly Golightly has two tracks on here, one from a couple of years back ‘Christmas Tree On Fire’ and one from 2002 with The Green Hornes (Featuring Patrick Keeler (The Raconteurs) & Jack Lawrence (Raconteurs & The Dead Weather) called ‘Little Stars’.
Billy Childish has three with three different bands, The MBE’s excellent Christmas 1979, The Buff Medways ‘Merry Christmas Fritz’ and a really early DG release Thee Headcoatees ‘Santa Claus’ (originally Damgood12, a 7” Picture Disc)
We have last years Xmas 7” Goldblade and Poly Styrenes ‘City Of Christmas Ghosts’ as well as 2005’s TV Smith single ‘Xmas Bloody Xmas’ plus 2001’s Helen Love Xmas 7” ‘Merry Christmas (I Don’t Wanna Fight)’
Then we have brand new exclusive tracks from The Cute Lepers and The Singing Loins and a great new band called ‘Severe’.
Last up we have a couple of obscure tracks from the 1994 and 1996 Christmas singles, Wat Tyler doing ‘God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen’ and Monkhouse (a great lost band from Belfast doing ‘Guinness And Wine’.

Holly Golightly – Christmas Tree On Fire
Cute Lepers – The Cute Lepers Christmas Song
Wild Billy Childish And The Musicians Of The British Empire – Christmas 1979
Singing Loins – Ding Dong Merrily On High
Helen Love – Merry Christmas (I Don’t Wanna Fight)
Thee Headcoatees – Santa Claus
Goldblade Featuring Poly Styrene – City Of Christmas Ghosts
Holly Golightly And The Greenhornes – Little Stars
Severe – Stop The Cavalry
Cuckooland – Silver Bells
Tv Smith – Xmas Bloody Xmas
Wat Tyler – God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Monkhouse – Guinness And Wine
Buff Medways – Merry Christmas Fritz

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