Buying holiday gifts of music can be a tricky business. Sure, you know what discs you’d like to see in your stocking, but what do you buy your little sister, your dad or that cousin you only see twice a year? ChartAttack rounded up some of Canada’s top musicians to give their recommendations on what cool records to buy for those picky people on your gift list. We’re calling it our Holiday Gift Guide – stay tuned for new submissions every day until we go on our Christmas break on December 23.
Today’s subjects are the always couth Craig and Theo of Vancouver punk-rock outfit Gob. While we’re sure that the fellas would like you to put a copy of their latest album, Foot In Mouth Disease in your loved one’s stocking, but here are their suggestions for some other good gifts:
What to buy your parents: Theo: Kenny G’s new Christmas album, it’s so soothing it makes me want to puke!
What to buy your older brother who had a great collection when he was young but hasn’t bought anything since ’92: Theo: I would have to reunite him with AC/DC’s Back In Black just so that he gets back on track. I’m a poet and I didn’t even blow shit.
Craig: I’d get him the Days Of The New record ‘cause I’d hate my brother if I had one. That’s also if I owned that record, which I don’t.
What to buy your little sister who is into mainstream pop but is ready to branch out: Theo: Honestly, I’d probably get her a Ramones record because it’s simple. Kind of, like, you know song structures, but it also has easy lyrics to remember even though sometimes it’s hard to hear what Joey Ramone is saying because of that thick New York accent. But they’ve got that bouncy kind of pop/punk sound and you’ve gotta start off right, start off young. Not with that Britney Spears fucking horse shit.
What to get your best friend who’s also a huge music fan: Theo: Oh fuck, I’d get em’ the new Gob record, I heard it’s great. Yeah, yeah, I, I, I heard it, but um… Oh yeah, yeah, it’s great.
Favourite Christmas Film: Theo: Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas was awesome and I really like Jim Carey as The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. But the original one with Dr. Suess was awesome too and even those little stop motion animated Rudolph and Frosty things. You know when Rudolph had that nose that goes “beeeeeeeeeeeeeep,” the one that goes off like a light bulb?