What more could anyone ask of the big, fat jolly dude than some new Xmas-themed vinyl? Well, these two bands have just answered your wish list. Taggart hits you up with three covers and one original for their side. “Wishmas” is cool and will make it into a wintry playlist mix with ease. But it’s on their cover of The Kinks “Father Christmas” where they really nail it. Ray Davies would be proud and I doubt Bad Religion’s recent take kicks as much ass. The Successful Failures come at from another angle: three originals and one cover. Although their Ramones cover is heartfelt, I think I’m feeling “Christmas Morning (Yellow Canary)” a bit more. Either way this is best enjoyed loud, then go back and search out other releases by both bands as well.
–koepenick (FDR, [email protected])