Rock Song of the Week

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22 Dec 2023

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes - Santa Baby

appears on Santa Baby (2018)

As a famous man in a red suit once said, “people equal shit”. Now there are a few good reasons Corey Taylor doesn’t have his own series of adverts with a big, Slipknot-themed truck rolling through the countryside – imagine the OFCOM complaints – but chief among them is the presence of the other, fatter man we usually associate with this time of year.

Yes, big St. Nick has had more than a few tracks laid down about him through the years – some cheery, some focused on his potential slow suffocation while trapped in a chimney. Our pick for Rock Song of the Week is certainly closer to the first of those camps, in case you were worried. It’s got a bit of whip to it, too; while their penchant for cover songs might not seem immediately impressive, punk rock supergroup Me First and the Gimme Gimmes have some pedigree, chum. Made up of members of some of the biggest names in the game including Joey Cape of Lagwagon, Fat Mike of NOFX, Spike Slawson of the Swingin’ Utters and a whole revolving door of special guests, they’ve taken some all times classics by the scruff of the neck and injected them with a punk pulse. You’ve not heard “I Will Survive” until it’s at 2x speed, trust us.

So, if you’re in the mood for a dose of Christmas spirit but you find yourself a little pinched for time, do we have some holly jolly news for you. This streamlined shot of Santa Baby for the rocker on the go has everything anyone could need for the holidays; talk of presents, vaguely sultry references to Santa and a ukelele. Give me two out of three of those and a pair of novelty socks and I’d call that a Christmas well done. Hell, give me one and a good bourbon and I’ll keep that good time rolling to the New Year.

Posted by Eddie "three Ho’s and a show" Hull

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