Dirt Box Disco, the Midlands answer to St Winifred’s School Choir, release their Christmas single I Don’t Want Anything For Christmas via STP RECORDS/Deadfly Recordings on 17th November 2014 and available to order here.
It’s like some strange (S)punk cross between Grandma by the aforementioned St Winifred’s, All I Want For Christmas is My Two Front Teeth and their own Standing in a Queue, a great Punk Christmas tune with some raw and energetic Dirt Box Disco Buzzcocks’ style riffage and the harmonious vocals of Spunk and Weab. There are even a few gentle, reindeer type, jingle bells at the end. The lyrics are self-explanatory ‘I don’t want anything for Christmas’ ‘Christmas makes me lonely sad and blue. Without you’ and I can just envisage poor Spunk in his Spiderman Y-Fronts and a red balaclava with white Mohican, all alone and forlorn under the mistletoe!
After the gentle and heart wrenching track one we then get track two, a track which couldn’t be more different in style, Punk by Numbers. At only one minute twenty seconds long it’s a short but sweet onslaught of Spunk style Punk, reminiscent of his song Crossfire or Dirt Box Disco’s King of the Castle.
As to not wanting anything for Christmas, well that’s as may be, but this is sure to be a welcome addition to any Dirt Box Disco or Spunk Volcano fan’s Christmas stocking (or sock).
Xmas single – track listing:
1. I Don’t Want Anything for Christmas
2. Punk By Numbers (Explicit)
WEAB.I.AM – !!!!
SPUNK VOLCANO – ???
MAFF – tea & cake
FINGERS – more sex than the local porn shop
DEADBEATZ – cooler than you
(Their description on their Facebook page not mine! Mine would be more colourful!)