Yes it’s a Damaged Goods Christmas Compilation featuring some of the best Christmas tracks we’ve released over the last 20 odd years.
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 (some of who are now in the Raconteurs) 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’.
Next year this might even make it out on record along wth a bunch of new tracks as well, but it’s good to have it all in one place.
Here’s what’s on it…
1 Christmas Tree On Fire Holly Golightly
2 The Cute Lepers Christmas Song Cute Lepers
3 Christmas 1979 Wild Billy Childish And The M.B.E’s
4 Ding Dong Merrily On High Singing Loins
5 Merry Christmas (I Don’t Wanna Fight) Helen Love
6 Santa Claus Thee Headcoatees
7 City Of Christmas Ghosts Goldblade Featuring Poly Styrene
8 Little Stars Holly Golightly And The Greenhornes
9 Stop The Cavalry Severe
10 Silver Bells Cuckooland
11 Xmas Bloody Xmas Tv Smith
12 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Wat Tyler
13 Guinness And Wine Monkhouse
14 Merry Christmas Fritz Buff Medways