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Jingle Punx

Jingle Punx: 12251225 (2005)
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Reviewer Rating: 3


Contributed by: AnchorsAnchors
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If there's one thing in the world I hate, besides Paris Hilton, it's Christmas music. Now don't get me wrong, I love Christmas. I love the Christmas season, I love sitting in my house and looking at the beautiful tree. I love driving around and seeing people who went all out to decorate their houses.
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If there's one thing in the world I hate, besides Paris Hilton, it's Christmas music. Now don't get me wrong, I love Christmas. I love the Christmas season, I love sitting in my house and looking at the beautiful tree. I love driving around and seeing people who went all out to decorate their houses and show their spirit. I really don't even care about receiving presents; it's an extremely nice gesture, but I never ask for it. But Christmas music bugs me like few other things. Worse is Christmas music in March [Ed.'s Note: The band did send this to me for review in a timely manner; I just couldn't promise a review in that frame of time.].

And that's exactly what novelty act Jingle Punx are forcing me to hear. I can't fault them for effort though, because these guys actually pull it off pretty well.

Sounding a bit like MxPx frontman Mike Herrera, lead singer Rico snottily sings his way into such Christmas classics as "Jingle Bells," "Have a Holly Jolly Christmas," and "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year." The injection of youthful enthusiasm is a welcome change from the usual voices you'll hear taking these songs on it, and the band also finds interesting things to do with the rest of their instruments. The significantly shorted "Have a Holly Jolly Christmas" is much more quick and bouncy song than it ever appeared before, with the guitar work standing out to play the melody where the vocals do not appear. It's rather cheery, and the chants of "hey, ho, the mistle toe!" inject just that much more life into the song. "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" is also sped up to finish in less than half the time it normally would, and the other band members join in for a rousing chorus right before a wicked guitar solo closes the song out.

It's just a fun, goofy record that's not at all meant to be taken to heart. And in that right, mission successful.

 


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Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not respon sible for them in any way. Seriously.
Anonymous (April 3, 2006)

the album art kinda looks like they were spoofing 2112 by rush

Anonymous (April 3, 2006)

1225 is Christmas Day!

LevitateMe (April 1, 2006)

no 1337 is "leet speak". using numbers in place of letters. Here, Wiki will show you the ways of the nerds

You kids take every comment so seriously. Everybody already knows everything you know and more.

Anonymous (March 30, 2006)

oh great! just what we need! more novelty rock!

Anonymous (March 30, 2006)

Come back in 9 months.

Anonymous (March 30, 2006)

no 1337 is "leet speak". using numbers in place of letters. Here, Wiki will show you the ways of the nerds... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leet_speak

LevitateMe (March 30, 2006)

1337?

Military time?

Anonymous (March 29, 2006)

no, 5:00 is when you start drinking. "Its 5 o'clock somewhere..."

Anonymous (March 29, 2006)

1337?

fox82 (March 29, 2006)

I somewhat agree with the reviewer. If you go to their site, this band only releases x-mas themed records (pressumably around x-mas time?), so it really depends on how much you can put up with listening to say the Vandals' "Oi! To The World" record. Too much of a one-trick pony though, I can't see this band getting anywhere.

PS: It's 4:20 you're on about dude. that's when you get hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh!

sirens (March 29, 2006)

hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhahahahaa

LevitateMe (March 29, 2006)

12:25 is the time of day when you're supposed to get high, right?

danperrone (March 29, 2006)

christmas music is amazing

the christmas season is not the same without it

it kinda just seems like you are saying it sucks for the point of beginning your review with some sort of anecdote, man

Anonymous (March 28, 2006)

GOD!!!! What is with all the crappy novelty reviews? Does anyone know a good site for garge punk reviews? I can't handle another video game, mash up, X-mas, cover album review. I really can't. Please post a review of a sweaty raw 3 chord rock band. PLEASE.

Anonymous (March 28, 2006)

Was President Lincoln okay?

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