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IF IT’S STILL DECEMBER 25TH AND YOU’RE READING THIS, PISS OFF
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IF IT’S STILL DECEMBER 25TH AND YOU’RE READING THIS, PISS OFF
Yes, yes, I hear your mocking tones. “Tanya, you pitiful woman! It is Christmas Day, a day for friends and family to be together and make merry – and yet! You are p[…]

ADVENT CALENDAR OF FILTH 11. DOUG YULE
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ADVENT CALENDAR OF FILTH
11. DOUG YULE
It may just be me, but the very mention of yuletide immediately brings to my mind the image of the hapless, curly-haired waste of skin who goes by the name of Doug Yule.
I’m bored witless of hearing how M[…]

ADVENT CALENDAR OF FILTH 10. GREG LAKE – I Believe In Father Christmas
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ADVENT CALENDAR OF FILTH
10. GREG LAKE – I Believe In Father Christmas
For christ-sake (and if not for his sake, whose sake are you making Christmas records – except o’course for your bank managers) if you have not realised by the a[…]

ADVENT CALENDAR OF FILTH 9. FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD – The Power Of Love
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ADVENT CALENDAR OF FILTH
9. FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD – The Power Of Love
A close runner-up to Jona Lewie in the pledging-things-that-are-not-strictly-neccessary-now-are-they stakes, this. Holly Johnson’s love, unlike his voice, is strong[…]

ADVENT CALENAR OF FILTH 8: ROY WOOD & WIZZARD – I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday
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ADVENT CALENAR OF FILTH
8: ROY WOOD & WIZZARD – I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday
The archetypal Christmas song in both its lack of any redeeming features and nonsensical lyrics. Shall we start with the non-philosophical problems here?[…]

Advent Calendar Of Filth Day 7: SAINT ETIENNE & TIM BURGESS – “I Was Born On Christmas Day”
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You didn’t expect to see this amongst the hoary old chestnuts roasting on an open hell-fire below. If you didn’t then you obviously still do not understand this site, and you are also possibly deaf. The man with a lifejacket for lips and […]

THE ADVENT CALENDAR OF FILTH 6: JOHN LENNON & THE PLASTIC ONO BAND : Merry Christmas (War Is Over)
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THE ADVENT CALENDAR OF FILTH
6: JOHN LENNON & THE PLASTIC ONO BAND : Merry Christmas (War Is Over)
Much has been said on this very site about the utter wretchedness of John Lennon?s solo career. This track has escaped much lampooning so far pret[…]

THE ADVENT CALENDAR OF FILTH 5 JONA LEWIE – Stop The Cavalry
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THE ADVENT CALENDAR OF FILTH
5 JONA LEWIE – Stop The Cavalry
Jona Lewie looked like he’d been slapped every day of his miserable life. His hangdog face matched his awful flat voice and his awful voice was backed up with a casio your kid s[…]

THE ADVENT CALENDAR OF FILTH 4: WINGS – Wonderful Christmastime
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THE ADVENT CALENDAR OF FILTH
4: WINGS – Wonderful Christmastime
The Beatles never made a Christmas single. Unless you include those fanclub flexi’s where John Lennon does his amusing John Lennon voice and tells jokes you would only allow […]

THE ADVENT CALENDAR OF FILTH 3: WHAM! – Last Christmas
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There are crudely two ways of marketing a Christmas single. That’s because crudely (and these are Christmas singles so sophistication is right out of the window) there are two types of Yuletide tune. There is the gung-ho, sleigh-bell a-jangling[…]

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