Christmas 1979 (Album)

Wild Billy Childish with his new band ‘The Musicians Of The British Empire’ are back with their second album following hot on the heels of their debut ‘Punk Rock At The British Legion Hall’ (Damgood 281)

Every year at Damaged Goods we try to put out a Christmas single and this year on a very hot June day we asked Mr Childish if he fancied doing a whole album of Christmas themed tune…after a couple of weeks he had worked out half the album and in July went into the studio to record it, a week later in early August the Christmas 1979 album was complete.

A mixture of brand new songs and reworked classics from the childish catalogue, A single will be released of the title track ‘Christmas 1979’ (Damgood 295) our favourite track on the album recounting one particularly harrowing Christmas in Billy’s life.

The Musicians Of The British Empire are: –

Wild Billy Childish – Vox / Guitar

Nurse Julie – Vox / Bass

Wolf Howard – Drums


Track Listing

Santa Claus

Christmas Lights

Knick Knack, Paddy Whack (Chuck It In The Bin)      

Father Christmas Is Dressed In Green

A Poundland Christmas

Pete Townsend’s Christmas


Dear Santa Claus

Link Wrays Christmas

Merry Christmas Fritz                    

Christmas Hell  

Christmas 1979