Yes, Virginia, there really was a band called Christmas, and they were damn good. A co-ed trio from Cambridge, MA, Christmas' quirky but compelling post-punk/indie-pop, assumedly made minor ripples left of the dial, but little elsewhere. According to a highly informative band bio found here, this was their debut release, featuring the Mission of Burma-inflected "Wilhelm Reich." It would later be followed by their first album, In Excelsior Day-Glo in '86. Christmas signed to IRS Records for their next album, the often wondrously melodic Ultraprophets of Thee Psykick Revolution, which saw the light of day in 1989 to little fanfare. A third album, Vortex was posthumously issued in '93 on Matador Records. Perhaps Christmas' true claim to fame was that it served as a launching pad for an eventual reformation as wry, cocktail revivalists Combustible Edison in the early 90s. I apologize in advance for the vinyl noise.
A. The Invisible Girl
B. Wilhelm Reich
BLASTER THE ROCKET BOY Disasteroid 1998 + Succulent Space Food For Teething Vampires 1996 - 1998 1996 *by request* Also known as Blaster The Rocket Man punk rock that sounds like Dead Kennedys *Discogs* *Disasteroid* Tracklist 1 King Of The Be...
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