Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Merry ChristmaSSS

We decided to make a Christmas song.....

Just like the greats that have come before us Slade, Wizzard, Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, Shakin Stevens, Band Aid and FEAR , that have all placed themselves firmly in our hearts and on cheap cds at this time of year . Now heres our meager festive rattler that will be played at family discos for years to come.........

Download MP3 here


blind tradition , superstition , once again invades our lives
a solstice hijack , one day panic of excess gluttony and greed
pester power to make 'em happy , left with debts they never see
buy on platic , total dogshit noone wants or even needs

MERRY CHRISTMAS - on impulse you buy it , feel good as you swipe it
MERRY CHRISTMAS - you need that fad gadget they hyped you about

yer house is warm 'n' homely , peek in the oven take a breath
crispin' skin , basted flesh , soon taste the stink of death
rover , mogs and polly , loved family pets are safe
but the nameless and the faceless get dished up on your plate

MERRY CHRISTMAS - carved up , served up , trimmings on the side
MERRY CHRISTMAS - unknowing till their time , stare up wonder why?......WHY?

on the eve your set for the big day
midnight mass guilt for the one time you pray
wish list is wrapped and under the tree
festive slice of life , you smile as you feast



Earache Records caught up with SSS frontman Foxy to quiz him about all
things Christmas:

Q: Why have you done a free Christmas song?

Foxy: "We are following in the footsteps of some of the greatest Christmas
songs ever written from yesteryear - Slade, Wizzard, Bing Crosby, Nat King
Cole, Shakin Stevens, FEAR and Band Aid .They have all placed themselves
firmly in our hearts and on cheap Christmas compilation CDs at this time of year. 

Now here's our meagre festive rattler that will be played for years
to come at family discos for years to come"

Q: Did you enjoy Christmas as a kid?

Foxy: "What's not to like about Christmas when you are a kid? A time when
there was actual snow at Christmas. Being the first in the yard and lining
up snowballs to lob at your mates and teachers. Skidding in one strip on
the ice until the caretaker dumps grit on it. Making cards, crackers (out
of a toilet roll), cotton wool snowmen and calendars. Mucking around as a
king in the nativity play and changing the words to the carols, "While
shepherds wash their socks night...". Bringing toys in on the last day of
term was always a doss. A big countdown to a day you thought wouldn't ever
come, so you get to your pit early, try to sleep, then wake up with a
stocking on the end of your bed full with all sorts of stuff, mosh into all
your presents and play out the front of your house, get cold, then back for
your dinner and watch Star Wars. Then play with everything properly on
boxing day. Bingo.

"As you got older, what was a bit of fun at the end of the year, I found out
it wasn't all it was cracked up to be. The warm drink was laced with 
supernatural religion brainwashing ,coupled with the fact my Mum 
worked herself to the bone to get us presents and not some obscure 
Greek bishop who lived in Turkey, that has a Dutch name and was 
supposed to deliver free presents to the world all in one night to all the 
good boys and girls. 
Once that penny dropped, I unsubscribed."

Q: Are you a bit of a scrooge?

Foxy: "I enjoy this time of year as the winter season, the freezing cold,
the early nights and to bring some light in the darkest time of the year,
reflecting on the year and looking forward to the forthcoming one. 
I'm up for that.

"I just don't like or enjoy the way that it's been turned into an
obligation, a pious deception, an ugly time of over-consumption, bickering and
waste. The materials to make and deliver 10 million Christmas cards is off
the scale. 7.75 million trees to be cut down to prop up fairies for 2
weeks, 10 million turkeys will roast into oblivion, wasting 3,000 tons of
foil in the cooking process. In excess of 20 billion will be used on credit
cards with many families turning to high interest and "doorstep lenders" to
cover any shortfall. 135,000 tons of waste plastic alone, waste wrapping
paper (82km^2) to wrap up Guernsey in, with a high proportion ending in a
landfill as opposed to being recycled. What's worse than this type of
Christmas? On some levels Scrooge was right."

Q: What do you eat on Christmas day?

Foxy: "A souped up Sunday dinner that becomes a Christmas dinner. The king
of dinners. 8 types of locally grown veg including parsnips roasted in golden syrup,
home made stuffing (fuck paxo), yorkshire puds, bread sauce, cranberry sauce, apple sauce! 
Im not into roast potatoes mind ,so mine are mashed+vegi sausage and proper onion gravy. 
Home made Christmas pudding and mince pies and coffee for afters. 
Just no dead stuff on my plate and no booze in my pudding either. 
A small meagre feast within my means without going overboard. 
Less is more. Merry ChristmaSSS to everyone."

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