|The Vandals "Oi To The World" LP - Available Here|
Alright, so what’s so hot about this record? Well, it’s fun, it’s humorous, and it’s absolute punk rock. Some of the stand out tracks here include, “A Gun For Christmas”, “Grandpa’s Last Xmas”, “Oi To The World”, and so many others. Now, you have to remember that these were not vastly produced with a lot of money. That’s the punk rock option, right? With that in mind, you have to consider the tone, treble and bass that is kind of light. It sounds like the Vandals, that’s for sure.
The Vandals really put out all their tricks here, with a lot of songs that make reference to things that aren’t very “Christmas” like in traditional sense. Unless hanging, shooting yourself, and killing grandma is what your traditions are like. Geez. This is a classic punk rock album that used to cost upwards of several hundred dollars for the original pressing on vinyl. As far as alternative Christmas records are concerned, “Oi To The World” is pure insanity, punk rock style. Pick up the Vinyl version here, and the live recording of this record here.
For those of you that aren’t akin to the punk stylings of the Vandals, you may recognize “Oi To The World” from non other than No Doubt. That’s right, NO DOUBT covering this classic, and here’s the video. YAYAYAYAY!