Fucked Up - Do They Know It\'s Christmas? - Singles - Reviews - Soundblab

Fucked Up - Do They Know It\'s Christmas?

by Rich Morris Rating:9 Release Date:2009-12-08

Defying cynicism and cool, Fucked Up have assembled an eclectic, nay, motley, cast for this vigorous reworking of the only good thing Midge Ure has ever done, including Bob Mould, Andrew WK, Tegan & Sara, and GZA, along with members of Vampire Weekend, Yo La Tango and No Age. The result is not only funny - comedian David Cross provides the greatest moment when he substitutes Bono's famous line for "Tonight, thank God it's them instead of Jews!" - but also works as a thrilling, tinselly Xmas classic in its own right, since the power chords and jubilant trumpets recapture the spirit of seasonal glam stompers by Slade and Wizard. It's a million times better than the Stock, Aitken and Waterman version, a billion times better than the lumpy porridge of the Band Aid 20 version, and very probably better than the original. If that wasn't enough reason to love it, all proceeds go to Canadian charities working to end the murder and abduction of indigenous women.

Richard Morris

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I bought this after Mr. Morris linked it to me on Facebook. Can\'t get enough!

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