Thursday, December 23, 2004

Christmas Goodies - Part 2

The following songs aren't Christmas songs per se. Sure, Xmas is in the title, but it serves more as a plot device, a contrast, or a prop. A lot of weirdness here, but since I have an aversion to traditional holiday music these will have to do. So without further ado, please enjoy some more songs about assassins, vengeance, and junkies. Keep that holiday spirit alive!

Archers of Loaf - Assassination on Xmas Eve.mp3
a softer one, but still weird and noisy in that special 'Go Loaf' way. AOL were my favorite Chapel Hill area band. This track is from their mellower but still cool third album All The Nations Airports

Didjits - Under The Christmas Fish.mp3
A tale of vengeance, wife-beating, and murder, all involving some crazy-ass fish. Something ain't right here. A psychotic track from 1988's Hey Judester LP. "Praise God, The Christmas Fish!" I've been listening to this one for years and I still don't know what it means.

The Fall - No Xmas for John Quays.mp3
A cryptic ramble from Mr Smith set against a repetive, discordant backdrop. What do the junkies do on Christmas day? From 1979's Live At The Witch Trials

One more set tomorrow!