DAD BRAINS / RAMOMS
"Merry Xmas" 7"/download
Pirates Press Records
Released: December 14, 2018
I hope that you have discovered the Dad Brains. The Dad Brains is "Hardcore Punk made by Dads, about Dads, for everyone!" I just love them. Check out their EP, released in June of 2018, on their bandcamp page:
This split EP with the Ramoms has the Dad Brains covering Suicidal Tendencies "Institutionalized" with the lyrics changed to support their "It's Christmas Time" and continued "hardcore/punk dad" themes. Check out the crucial video:
"The Grinch" is equally awesome Dad Brains. Love their take on punk and hardcore. I put it right up there with Me First and The Gimme Gimmes and Manic Hispanic.
The Ramoms are up and coming Philly legends. All "mom" (I'm not sure they are all moms) band doing Ramones covers. Vocals are handled by Jodi, who used to live in the Lehigh Valley Pennsylvania and is one of my favorite people on the planet. She is married to singer/guitarist Jonathan of Duffy's Cut (also a fan-freakin-tastic band). Drums are handled by Ginger of The Droogettes (if you have read this blog at all, you know I LOVE Philly's Droogettes).
"Lego Blocks" is set to "Chinese Rocks" and "Merry Christmas" is of course the legendary Ramones "Merry Christmas (I Don't Want to Fight Tonight)".
This is a mandatory record on so many levels.
I know it is past Christmas 2018. But there is still snow on the ground in Pennsylvania so you can rekindle that Holiday spirit. Or start your Christmas 2019 shopping early and get this record for everyone who would enjoy a quality, fun, holiday slab of vinyl that should appeal to moms, dads, kids, Christmas record fans, vinyl junkies, Ramones and Suicidal Tendencies fans and anyone with a sense of humor!