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“Santa Baby” (Single) by Me First and The Gimme Gimmes

Artist: Me First and The Gimme Gimmes
Title: “Santa Baby” (Single)
Label: Fat Wreck Chords
Release Date: 11/30/2018
Genre: Punk/Holiday
Rating: 4/5

Truth be told, the band Me First and The Gimme Gimmes is a bit of a guilty pleasure for me since everything that I listen to from them just puts me in a fun and rocking mood. For those in the unaware, MFATGG are technically a cover band but one that makes lightning fast renditions of the classics they do and even toss in teasers from other songs to see if you’re paying attention. I’d compare them to being a Punk Rock version of The Nerds if you needed more information about what they are. You’re going to want to look up albums like “Have A Ball” and “Are A Drag” when time permits but with my being on a Holiday Hootnanny kick with Christmastime heading our way, I was stoked to learn that they had offered up their own version of the classic “Santa Baby” which was originally sung by Eartha Kitt. She played Catwoman at one point on the classic “Batman” television series if you didn’t know.
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“Virulence” by Only Crime

Artist: Only Crime
Title: Virulence
Label: Fat Wreck Chords
Release Date: January 23, 2007
Genre: Punk
Rating: 4/5

A very good and occasionally much heavier than usual punk offering, this album features a tight, hyper-charged band that delivers what it promises and provides a welcome and accessible bridge between the punk and metal tribes.
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