Monday, December 15, 2008

Ho Ho Loopy Lu

It's a nasty, winter day here in the politically exciting city of Chicago. Perfect for staying in, drinking some egg nog and rapping...errr....wrapping.

Forget what we've said previously, today is the greatest Holiday post ever. Really. We mean it this time. At least until the next one.

We could do a year of Billy Childish posts (maybe someone out there should) and still not scratch the surface of his body of work. We had some keen Holiday tracks from the man last year and, well hell, why not some more this year?

From the single released in conjunction with last year's Christmas record, "Christmas 1979" we've got a couple of stocking stuffers courtesy of Wild Billy Childish and the Musicians of the British Empire. This is truly as good as it gets.

But wait, there's more.

We've got a couple more super seasonal snow bound Xmas tracks for ya. Courtesy of Norton (remember them from earlier?), we've got The Kaisers getting mod on our gift-wrapped asses, and Donny Burns swingin' beatnik cool.

Christmas Cookies With Sprinkles!

Billy Childish And The Musicians Of The British Empire: Christmas 1979 (mp3)

Billy Childish And The Musicians Of The British Empire: Ho Ho! (mp3)

The Kaisers: Merry Christmas Loopy Lu (mp3)

Donny Burns: Cool Yule (mp3)

Big Ol' Re-Post (By Request!)

A Big Rock Candy Aluminum Christmas

(Rapidshare link follows track listing)

1. Cancel Christmas (Rocket From The Crypt)
2. Baby It's Cold Outside (Dean Martin)
3. God Rest You Merry Gentlemen (Jimmy Smith)
4. Santa Claus Blues (Champion Jack Dupree)
5. I Want Elvis For Christmas (Holly Twins w/Eddie Cochran)
6. Xmas Lights Spin (Mark Eitzel)
7. Call It Christmastime (The Supersuckers)
8. Come On Santa Let's Have A Ball (Kay Martin)
9. Country Christmas (Loretta Lynn)
10. Santa Is A Texas Cowboy (Red Sovine)
11. Christmastime in the Mountains (Palace Brothers)
12. There's a Star Above The Manger Tonight (Red Red Meat)
13. Christmastime Is For Sinners (The Mono Men)
14. Rock'n'Roll Christmas (Cordell Jackson)
15. Goin' Home For Christmas (Merle Haggard)
16. Out On The Road For Christmas (Red Simpson)
17. My Mom and Santa Claus (George Jones)
18. Merry Christmas Fritz (The Buff Medways)
19. Sonny's Christmas Blues (Sonny Boy Williamson)
20. Santa Claus is Ska-ing to Town (The Granville Williams Orchestra)
21. We Wish You A Protein Christmas (The Fall)
22. Christmas In My Hometown (Charley Pride)
23. Silent Night All Day Long (John Prine)
24. Listening to Otis Redding At Home During Christmas (Okkervil River)
26. Fairytale of New York (The Pogues)

A Big Rock Candy Aluminum Christmas (Rapidshare link)

Please support your local, independent beatnik this Holiday season.


How Marvellous... said...

Marvellous - thank you for all these, esp the Billy Childish.

Mike said...


Thanks very much for that. I too loved the Billy Childish.

Any chance you could post theBuff Medways track by itself outside the mix?


bigrockcandymountain said...


I'll post the Buff Medways track on Friday's post! Thanks for the request!