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Tuesday, November 25, 2003

It would have been mad not to try

Obscure pop-punk tunesmith and ex-Cleaner from Venus Martin Newell, a.k.a. The Greatest Living Englishman, writes for The Independent about his experiences co-writing and recording a Christmas tune with Captain Sensible for charity. The song, "'Ere's Your Christmas", was written to order for charity Punk Aid:

"Right then," Tim growled down the phone. "We want at least 50 per cent of the lyrics to have a right go at these manufactured pop bands. Point out that there's plenty of people not having a great time this Christmas. Oh, and see if you can get something in about Chechnya and Iraq."

So far, so festive. I thought. I asked Tim if there would be anything else. "Yeah. We want a nice cheerful, singalong chorus, so people can sing it down the boozer."

Sounds promising. Must remember to try and procure a copy for my extensive collection of punk and new wave Christmas singles.

Posted at 10:26 PM

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ere's your xmas is bloomin marvellous, buy it now

Posted by Jenny Rotten at 5:47 AM, December 17, 2003 [Link]

Just got the single - bloody marvellous!

Merry Christmas!

Alan

Posted by Alan at 11:04 AM, December 18, 2003 [Link]

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