Thursday, December 10, 2020

a damned x-mas

More punk?
The Damned from London are one of the oldest punkbands still around. For 2021 they have planned a new tour with all the orginal members. Did they ever made a Christmas album? No! The band recorded one Xmas single: 'There Ain't No Sanity Claus' (from 1980).

Half of the band though, made solo Christmas tunes. But the music stands far away from the punk attitude of the Damned. In 1984 guitar player Captain Sensible made this  new wave tune 'One Christmas Catalogue'. The 12 inch version is quite collectable, because it has the Captain on the cover with a real cotton wool beard.

Now, in 2020, their infamous drummer Rat Scabies and his band The Sinclairs comes up with a very slow burner: 'Pillow Fight Skies' . At first hearing it sounds boring but slowly I discovered a bit of 'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds' (Beatles) in it and it grew in my head. Also because of a nice video with the lovely Jane Horrocks in an absolute main role. We all remember her as Bubble in 'Absolutely Fabulous'