Crack open the cooking Sherry and turn up the stereo The Yobs are here to get your festive season off to a rollicking start (and probable end). Pressed on Snow White vinyl this is the bollocks as they say down the boozer. Like a Blackpool bluey, The Yobs knock out a whopping festive fourteen with classics like ‘Oy Santa’ set to make the mrs blush with the lyrical eloquence of a 70s football terrace but its all set to a top-notch Rock n Roll soundtrack and to be quite frank its any self-respecting party soundtrack – forget your Now that’s what I call music festive album featuring E17 and Wham this is where it’s at.

‘Rub a Dum Dum’ is a twist on a festive season classic Yob style. Even your nan would love this as she sips on the Sherry. With some cool sleeve notes courtesy of Matt Dangerfield. The punky ‘Ballad Of Warrington’ features original Boys drummer Jack Black on vocals doing a sterling job. It’s also nice to hear Duncan Reid crooning away on ‘Silver Bells’ but the gems here are songs like the Stones bastardised ‘Who Had All The Christmas Cake’ before the riff kicks in a Dangerfield tune that was originally written for the original ‘Worst of’ put this on whilst everyone’s waiting for the brandy snaps.

The Boys/Yobs reissues are coming thick and fast and a lot of hard work goes into these reissues with the essays and sleeve notes and bonus material so crack open the kid’s piggy banks and get some top tunes in this Christmas you know it makes sense.

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Author: Dom Daley