THE YOBS Christmas Album 1980 Safari Records 320 kbps
Rub-a-dum-dum / The ballad of the Warrington / Another Christmas / Doggy / Jingle bells / Auld lang syne / Silent night / Silver bells / C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S / Gloria / 12 days of Christmas / White Christmas / We wish you a merry Christmas / May the good Lord bless & keep you / Rudolph the red nosed reindeer (bonus) / Christmas eve in a boozer (bonus) / Christmas in jail (bonus) .
Produced by Daft Fader
The Yobs 1980 were : N. Oldfield / K. Vicious / E. Polak / H. J. Bedwetter
En 1980 les Boys (U.K.) , un des plus grands groupes (et sans le plus mes-estimé des groupes punks anglais), enregistrent ce disque de Noël sous le pseudo de the Yobs !
Ils récidiveront avec un deuxième lp , toujours sous le même pseudo , en 1991 avec "X-mess 11" ! En 2001 , le groupe se réunit à nouveau pour réenregistrer certains titres pour la compilation "The worst of the Yobs" .
The Yobs were the alter-egos of The Boys. Having released an album and two singles on NEMS, they decided to rearrange the 'B' and 'Y' and became The Yobs for their Christmas 1977 single "Run Rudolph Run" c/w "Worm Song". Following the release of "Alternative Chartbusters" The Boys went into dispute with their record company and bootlegged themselves as The Yobs for their Christmas 1978 offering of "Silent Night" c/w "Stille Nacht".
After signing for Safari in 1979 "Little Drummer Boy" was given The Yobs treatment and appeared as "Rub A Dum Dum" in time for Christmas. To promote "Rub A Dum Dum" The Yobs appeared live at the Safari Christmas Party on 29 November 1979 at the Music Machine with ex-Heavy Metal Kids vocalist Gary Holton as MC. They were supported by fellow Safari stable mates Toyah and The Boys! The Yobs came on with stockings over their heads to conceal their identities but only managed to play a few songs before the stage was invaded by punks. The over-enthusiastic stage invaders wrecked all the equipment including the hired tubular bells and PA system, so the gig had to be abandoned. Understandably, it was to be the only time the five original Yobs appeared live on stage together although they have made a few live appearances in recent years featuring different line-ups. The most notable being as support to Die Toten Hosen in Germany.After Baron von Bratboy had left the band they released "The Yobs Christmas Album" in 1980, adopting the names of H J Bedwetter, Noddy Oldfield, Ebenezer Polak and Kid Vicious. In true Yobs style the album was written, recorded and mixed in two days at Pete Townsend’s Eel Pie Studios.
In 1981 H J Bedwetter and Noddy Oldfield recorded a mickey take on the thenpopular "Stars on 45" singles which were flooding the charts of the time. The result was the ultra rare "Yobs On 45".
The Yobs resurfaced in 1991 with "Xmas 11" and also supported Die Toten Hosen on their German tour. In 1995 they released a live and unplugged album "Leads 3 Amps Utd 0".Due to popular demand The Yobs began considering releasing a "Best Of" collection in 2000. Unfortunately as their albums have been released on three different record labels it was not possible to have all their best songs released together on one album. To get around this they decided to re-record the best of their old material.
Consequently the five original Yobs were re-united in the recording studios during September/October 2001 alongside new drummer Johnny Hosepipe. They re-recorded 15 old classics alongside one new song, "Who Had All The Christmas Cake?". The resultant album, "The Worst Of The Yobs"was released in time for Christmas 2001.
Remerciements à Max qui a bossé le soir de Noël sur cette pochette !