"(It's Gonna Be a) Punk Rock Christmas," The Ravers (Rhino)

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ravers.jpgBefore became known for its loving reissues of great classic music, its emphasis was more on novelty records like "Fish Heads" and "Stairway to Heaven" done by an all-kazoo orchestra. "Punk Rock Christmas" by The Ravers is solidly in that earlier tradition, being released on a marbleized vinyl EP with a punky "Silent Night" and two non-holiday songs, but it also was a perfect snapshot of 1977 punk rock and record collectors' acquisitiveness: "What do you want for Christmas, little boy?" "I want 10 copies of 'God Save the Queen' with a picture sleeve!" Is it really a novelty if it blends right in with other folks' attempts at punk rock holiday songs? Or if it was arguably the first such song?

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"Stairway to Heaven"!!! I'm crazy about it! I hope in nearest future I'll listen to "Punk Rock Christmas", especially after such a review. Thank you.
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