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POP Goes The World!

Dec 2021

Commando Christmas




Enzo will only "loosely" enforce this rule for the duration of the show.



The Futureheads "Christmas Was Better In The 80s" from Christmas Was Better In The 80s - Single (2010)


The Vandals "Oi to the World!" from Oi to the World (1996)


Julian Casablancas "I Wish It Was Christmas Today" from Phrazes for the Young (2009)


Bad Religion "Little Drummer Boy" from Christmas Songs (2013)















Glam Chops "Countdown to Christmas" from Festivus (2012)


Pointed Sticks "Power Pop Santa" from Christmas Single - Single (2012)


Pezband "Baby it's Cold Outside" from Pezband (1977)


The Grip Weeds "Christmas, Bring Us" from Under the Influence of Christmas (2011)
















The Ravers "(It's Gonna Be A) Punk Rock Christmas" from Tales From the Rhino (1994)


Me First and The Gimme Gimmes "Favorite Things" from Are a Drag (1999)


Voodoo Glow Skulls "Feliz Navidad" from Baile De Los Locos (1997)


The Ergs "Linus & Lucy" from Hindsight Is 20​/​20, My Friend (2008)


Thurl Ravenscroft & Boris Karloff "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" from Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)















Rebel Cats "Santa Claus Llego A La Ciudad" from Navidad Rock-A-Billy (2009)


JD McPherson "Twinkle (Little Christmas Lights)" from Twinkle (Little Christmas Lights) - Single (2012)


The Blue Hawaiians "We Four King (Little Drummer Boy)" from Christmas On the Big Island (1995)


The Waking Hours "Winter Wonderland" from A Very Waking Hours Christmas


Roar "Christmas Kids" from I Can't Handle Change (2010)















The Crookes "It's Just Christmas Without You" from It's Just Christmas Without You (2009)


Hurts "All I Want for Christmas Is New Year's Day" from Happiness (2010)


Rosie Thomas "Why Can't It Be Christmastime All Year" from A Very Rosie Christmas (2008)


The Boy Least Likely To "A Happy Christmas Baby" from Christmas Special (2010)


Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers "Abominable Snowman In The Market" from Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers (1976)















Kenny Vance & The Planotones "Mr. Santa" from Mr. Santa (2012)


Little Isidore "Party Hard" from The Christmas Gig: Two Thousand Ten (2010)


Little Jackie "Mrs.Claus Ain't Got Nothin' On Me" from The Christmas Gig: Two Thousand Ten (2010)


Brendan Hanlon & The Bat Men "Christmas Party" from Norton Records Presents the Wild Sounds of Christmas (2016)


Flat Duo Jets "I'll Have a Merry Christmas Without You" from I'll Have a Merry Christmas Without You (1994)















Tape Deck Mountain "Christmas Time is Here Again" from Christmas Was A Total Bummer (2010)


Minotaurs "Don't Save It All For Christmas Day" from Ho! Ho! Ho! Canada 4 (2012)


Analog Bell Service "Greedy Kids Can't Sleep" from The Eggnog Experience (2009)


The Flaming Lips "Christmas At the Zoo" from Clouds Taste Metallic (1995)















Fun. "Believe In Me" from Believe In Me - Single (2009)


The dB's "Holiday Spirit" from The dB's & Friends: Christmas Time Again! (2006)


Darker My Love "Snow is Falling" from The Christmas Gig: Two Thousand Ten (2010)


Wintersleep "Little drummer boy" from Little Drummer Boy (2011)















The Magnetic Fields "Everything Is One Big Christmas Tree" from Realism (2010)


Craig Wedren "Lollie Holiday" from Lollie Holiday


Dec 2021

Earth Boring



Man, alien graffiti sure is harsh.





The Amber Squad "Can We Go Dancing" from Arewehavinganotherinhereorwhat? (2008)


The Mylars "Magic" from Magic (2021)


The Eastern Dark "Johnny and Dee Dee" from Where Are All the Single Girls? (2000)


The Merton Parkas "Face In the Crowd" from Face In the Crowd / Gi's It (2007)










Makin' Time "Here Is My Number" from Rhythm! The Complete Countdown Recordings (2012)


The Directions "Three Bands Tonite" from Weekend Dancers (1980)


The Outcasts "Angel Face" from 1978-85 (2020)


The Barracudas "I Want My Woody Back" from Two Sides of a Coin 1979-84 (2009)


Nutmeg "And In England They're Going Mental" from And In England They're Going Mental (1987)











The Wasps "Something to Tell You" from Punkyronics (2020)


The Vibrators "Judy Says (Knock You In the Head)" from Batteries Included (1980)


Cartoon Rockers "Prostitute" from 7" (1984)


Hard-Ons "Just Being With You" from Suck And Swallow : 25 Years 25 Songs (2009)


Parasites "When I'm Here With You" from Retro-Pop Remasters (2009)











The Drones "Be My Baby" from The Albums (2020)


The Stiffs "Inside Out" from 7" (1979)


The Boys "Tcp" from The Punk Rock Anthology (2008)


Dogs "The Most Forgotten French Boy" from Short, Fast & Tight (2001)


The Dodgems "Science Fiction (Baby You're So)" from 7" (1979)











Flamin' Groovies "When I Heard Your Name" from At Full Speed... The Complete Sire Recordings (2006)


Those Naughty Lumps "Down At The Zoo" from Down At The Zoo EP (1980)


Fingerprintz "Fingerprince" from The Very Dab (1979)


Alex Chilton "Sugar Sugar / I Got the Feelin'" from Free Again: The "1970" Sessions (2011)











The Celibate Rifles "Tubular Greens" from Platters Du Jour (1990)


The Lemonheads "Ever" from Lick (1989)


The Meanies "It's True" from Waiting for You - Single (2019)


The 222s "I Love Susan" from I Love Susan - Single (2012)


Trusty "Kathy's Keen" from Kathy's Keen - Single (1992)











The Cramps "Peter Gunn" from Big Beat From Badsville (2014)


Travis Bretzer "Hurts So Bad" from Making Love (2013)


Djunah "Mirrors for Narcissists" from Ex Voto (2019)


M.O.T.O. "Dance Dance Dance Dance Dance to the Radio" from KILL MOTO (2003)











The Nipple Erectors "King of the Bop" from Bops, Babes, Booze & Bovver (2012)


Blitz "Strange Boy" from We're Ok Sod You - Single (2017)


Likaiset Pikkarit "Seksipöksyt" from Seksipöksyt (2021)











Sexton Ming "You Can't Polish A Turd" from Old Horse Of The Nation (1987)


Dec 2021

My Second Favorite ”F” Word




Can you guess what my favorite "F" word is?

(yes, that's a rhetorical question)




Spizzenergi "Work" from 1978-1988 A Decade of Spizz History (1980)


The Suicide Commandos "Real Cool" from Make a Record (1978


The Felines "Jack & Coke" from Want! (2014)


Plumtree "Go!" from Predicts the Future (2003)















Los Abandoned "Van Nuys (Es Very Nice)" from Mix Tape (2006)


Airbag "Ladrones de Cuerpos" from Gotham Te Necesita (2015)


The Maltese "Heroine" from Suncrush (2015)


Suzi Quatro "I Wanna Be Your Man" from Suzi Quatro (1973)















Splitsville "Here Come the Bastards" from Ultrasound (1997)


Spring King "Can I?" from Demons (2014)


Sick Sad World "Sweet Glory" from Fear and Lies (2015)


The Sights "Got What I Want" from Got What We Want (2019)


The Flaming Sideburns "Shake-In" from White Trash Soul (2001)









The Critics "6AM" from Noise and Popularity (2009)


Hey Elbow "Rael" from Every Other (2015)


Carousels "Sweet Honey" from Pop (2012)


Ash "Machinery" from Kablammo! (2015)


Ted Leo and the Pharmacists "Parallel or Together" from The Tyranny of Distance (2012)









Figurines "Cheap Place to Spend the Night" from When the Deer Wore Blue (2007)


Rococo "Follow That Car" from The Firestorm and Other Love Songs (1978)


Yachts "Suffice to Say" from Yachts (1979)


Easy Money "Standing In Your Shadow" from Single (1980)


The Cold "Three Chord City" from Three Chord City (1997)


Impo & the Tents "Peek After a Poke" from Peek After a Poke (2014)









The BellRays "Beginning From The End" from Have A Little Faith (2006)


Wand "Self Hypnosis in 3 Days" from Golem (2015)


The Presidents of the United States of America "Man (Opposable Thumb)" from Pure Frosting (1998)


The Maccabees "Marks to Prove It" from Marks to Prove It (2015)









The Works "The Chandelier" from Best Served Rare (2009)


The Murder City Devils "Every Day I Rise" from Every Day I Rise - Single (2012)


Radioactivity "Battered" from Silent Kill (2015)


Marvelous Darlings "I Don't Wanna Go to the Party" from Single Life (2011)


Masked Intruder "The Most Beautiful Girl" from M.I. (2014)









The Hexxers "Bones By My Bedside" from Freaks With the Savage Beat (2004)


The Happy Thoughts "Sweet Dirty Love" from The Happy Thoughts (2011)


Green Buzzard "(I Don't Wanna) Break Your Heart" from (I Don't Wanna) Break Your Heart (2016)


The Young Fresh Fellows "Rock'n'roll Pest Control" from Fabulous Sounds of the Pacific Northwest/Topsy Turvy (1989)


Dec 2021

Chocolate Glazed Angst!




(where my real inspiration comes from)







Fabulous Poodles "Convent Girls" from Unsuitable (1978)


The Favourites "Angelica" from New Feeling (2017)


Private Dicks "She Said Go" from 7" (1979)


Barreracudas "Young and Dumb" from Promises - Single (2014)










The Late Show "Sha La La (Wake Me When You're Done)" from Sha la La (2018)


Dan Miraldi "Record Collection" from Sugar & Adrenaline (2012)


Venigmas "Turn the Light Out" from Turn the Light Out (2007)


The Brothers Steve "Next Aquarius" from Dose (2021)


The Bats "Jewellers Heart" from Compiletely Bats (1990)










The Freshies "Tell Her I'm Ill" from Remembering the Freshies (2010)


The Amber Squad "I Can't Put My Finger On You" from Arewehavinganotherinhereorwhat? (2008)


Terry & Louie "(I'm) Looking for a Heart" from ... A Thousand Guitars (2018)


THE WIMPY'S "Isolation" from Best Selection (2020)


Latvian Radio "Make Believe" from Phooey! (2021)










The Neighborhoods "Prettiest Girl" from 7" (1979)


The Honeydogs "Sour Grapes" from Here's Luck (2000)


Jordan Jones "Be My Baby" from Jordan Jones (2019)


Baby Shakes "Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again" from Cause a Scene (2019)


The Number Ones "You're so Happy I Could Cry" from Another Side of the Number Ones - EP (2018)










The Waldos "Seven Day Weekend" from Rent Party (2011)


The Interrupters "Gave You Everything" from Fight the Good Fight (2018)


The Pulsebeats "(She Sings Like) Joey Ramone" from (She Sings Like) Joey Ramone - Single (2021)


Fast Cars "The Kids Just Wanna Dance" from Coming... Ready or Not! (2008)


The Business "Out In the Cold" from Official Bootleg 1980 - 81 (2007)


The Rivals "Here Comes the Night" from ...If Only (2008)










The Cry "Toys in the Attic" from Dangerous Game (2014)


Sorrows "Teenage Heartbreak" from Bad Times Good Times (2010)


The Fans "You Don't Live Here Any More" from You Don't Live Here Any More (Remastered) - Single (1980)


Pointed Sticks "Marching Song" from Perfect Youth (2005)


The Whiffs "I Need You Here" from Take a Whiff (2017)










The Knickerbockers "One Track Mind" from Knickerbockerism! Hits, Rarities, Unissued Cuts and More... (1997)


The Black Belles "Lies" from What Can I Do? - Single (2009)


The Quick "It Won't Be Long" from Mondo Deco (1976)


Lyres "She Pays The Rent" from Lyres Lyres (1986)


The Nerves "TV Adverts" from The Nerves - Single (2009)










Manual Scan "Plan of Action" from All Night Stand: The Best of Manual Scan 1980-1992


The Anemic Boyfriends "Fake I.D." from Fake I.D. / Bad Girls In Love - Single 2019


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