Merry Christmas Fritz

Yes it’s a Christmas single from Wild Billy Childish and the friends of the Buff Medway’s Fanciers Association which features two very festive tracks, ‘Merry Christmas Fritz’ is a mad noisy ‘what you’d expect’ sort of Buffs track about the legendary football match between the English and German soldiers in the first world war. It features their good friend Parsley (Solar Flares / Adventures Of Parsley) and also had a bit of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen’ as well. The B-side is their very traditional version of ‘Silent Night’ sung, of course, in German and recorded in true world war one style on a wax cylinder!

It’s on white and green splodgy vinyl and is limited to 1000 copies only.

Both tracks are exclusive to this single and were recorded in late October.

The Buff Medway’s are Billy guitar vocals, Jon bass/vocals Wolf drums and if you want to catch them live their next gig is a Christmas special at the Dirty Water Club (, Tufnell Park on the 19th of December.

Support on the night is from the ever-wonderful Armitage Shanks who will be murdering songs from their forthcoming Damaged goods album ‘Urinal Heep’ as well as a few old classics too.

Also available by the Buff Medway’s on Damaged Goods…

Damgood 188  ‘Don’t Hold Me Back’ 7″