Song of the Day: The Ogres - Xmas Is A Bust

Song of the Day, Sonic Reducer
12/21/2017
KEXP

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. This week, we are featuring Christmas-themed songs selected by Brian Foss, host of Sonic Reducer, KEXP's punk show. Brian has been doing a punk rock Christmas special every year since 2004, and has been a Christmas Day on-air DJ since 2012. No standards are played, only original songs, most with a humorous bent. Hear him this holiday season from Noon to 6:00 PM on Monday, December 25th, and get even more seasonal songs on his 13th annual Punk Rock Christmas show on Sonic Reducer, Saturday, December 23rd.

Brian's pick for today is "Xmas Is A Bust" by The Ogres, from the 2016 album Seasonal Favorites: Volume Four on Double Crown Records.

The Ogres - Xmas Is A Bust (MP3)

Says Brian...

Johnny Bartlett has a long history playing in Surf & Garage bands (The Barbary Coasters, The Phantom Surfers, etc.) and The Ogres are more on the stomping side of things. This great snotty cut can be found on a holiday comp from the excellent Bellingham, Wa label Double Crown Records. Fun!

Earlier this year, The Ogres released the single "Third Man Fuzz / Uh Huh" on Hillsdale Records, and if you happen to live in Sacramento, you can catch the guys on Saturday, December 30th at the Old Ironsides. Check out a fan-shot live performance from the guys below, filmed in 2015 at Winters Tavern in Pacifica, CA.

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