Saturday, December 14, 2013

"Cashing In On Christmas Volume 5" Black Hole Records

Various Artists

This is a no-brainer, must own record. 
  • Two Lehigh Valley PA (my home scene) bands - Chem D and Maddog Surrender
  • Double vinyl, three sides plus etching on the fourth side
  • Great cover artwork take off from the Exploited "Troops of Tomorrow"
  • Actual great punk (and related genres) songs with a Christmas Theme.

My favorites include:
  • The Bad Engrish "Ho! Ho! Oh Nooo!"
  • Angry Snowmans "North Pole" (done to Sham 69's "Borstal Breakout") 
  • Missile Toads "Christmas Ham"
  • Harrington Saints "Xmas"
  • Bishops Green "Christmas in New York"
  • BOY "Party Time"
  • Maddog Surrender "All I Want For Christmas is the Stanley Cup"
  • On The Job "Merry Christmas and Short Cropped Hair"

The full track listing:
01. Harrington Saints – XMAS
02. Suckered In – Whiskey & Keilbasy
03. Hooligan (Dublin) – Punk Rock Christmas
04. Lion’s Law – He Never Came Around
05. Immoral Discipline – Fuck Your Christmas
06. Roadside Bombs – Christmas in California
07. Chem D – The 12 Steps of Christmas
08. Maddog Surrender – All I Want for Christmas is the
09. Sniper 66 – 7 Years
10. Stranglehold – Another Night Alone
11. BOY – Party Time
12. On The Job – Merry Christmas & Short Cropped Hair
13. The Bad Engrish – Ho Ho Oh Noo!
14. Monkish – Santa’s On the Register
15. Bishops Green – Christmas in New York
16. Splodgenessabounds – You’ve Got to Have a Dream
17. Prins Carl – Cut The Wire
18. Angry Snowmans – North Pole
19. Evil Conduct – Silver Bells
20. Missile Toads – Christmas Ham
21. Hooligan (Dublin) – Punk Rock Christmas (Extended Version)

"Cashing In On Christmas 5" is a quality release that goes beyond being a novelty record. As with the other records in this series, you'll want to listen to some of these tracks beyond Christmas-time. A good song is a good song, no matter the time of the year.

Splodgenessabounds has a video for their track at this link.

As a result of this record, I now have to find more music by BOY (never heard of them before this record) and The Bad Engrish.

Merry Christmas
Frank FOE


  1. Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!
    Bring you Good wishes of happiness.

    Sorry for greeting you earlier,, just don't want miss saying this.
    By the way, I'm prima. It's my first time visiting your blog. I am blogger

    too, and now try my best luck to open an e-store. Nice to know you.


  2. Link to Monkish's "Santa's on the register" video here

    A bit of context for our american friends who may not be familiar with the concept of "paedohysteria' here

    and here