Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Christ Child

Artist: Christ Child
LP: Christ Child
Song: "Star Whores"
[ listen ]

Here's something I found at Smash Records in Washington, DC a few months ago. There's not much info about Christ Child to be found online, except that they're a "fake" punk band from L.A. I wasn't sure what that meant exactly (the "fake punk" part—I understand what it means to be from L.A.), but as I dug further I learned that Christ Child was actually a metal band that threw together this tongue-in-cheek 1977 LP on which they pose as part of the underground punk movement that was sweeping through the UK at the time. It doesn't take long, however, to identify Christ Child as a fraud. First of all, these guys aren't nearly angry enough. And second of all, what self-respecting punk rock band would reference STAR WARS and stick laser-beam sound effects in one of their songs? That totally breaks all the rules.

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