Thursday, March 12, 2009

The Yobs - Christmas Album (1980) LP Vinyl-Rip

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. (from The Boys Website)

A1 Rub-A-Dum Dum
A2 The Ballad Of The Warrington
A3 Another Christmas
A4 Doggy
A5 Jingle Bells
A6 Auld Lang Syne
B1 Silent Night
B2 Silver Bells
B3 C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S
B4 Gloria
B5 12 Days Of Christmas
B6 White Christmas
B7 We Wish You A Merry Christmas
B8 May The Good Lord Bless & Keep You

Ripped from christmassy vinyl at 320 kbps


  1. Great post of a rarity. Thanks !

  2. Bring's back a lot of good/bad days LOL TA