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Half Machine Lip Moves Episode 25: First Ever HMLM Holiday Special


The first ever Half Machine Lip Moves Holiday special. We strayed out of our usual fields, which has become usual for us. The episode started with some Christmas-themed industrial; a set of cacophonous carols; learned that Christmas ist krieg with a Christmas-themed black metal set; heard some not-so-merry metal; a set of Christmas punk rock from disgruntled elves; a set of twisted and morbid Christmas music; we heard a set of neofolk and experimental Christmas music; and closed with a festive bit of ear-gouging. I hope everybody listening has a great holiday season, whether you celebrate Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice, or even Festivus.


Half Machine Lip Moves
Episode 25: 12/17/2017
File Size: ~140 megabytes (Note: file size may be reported differently, depending upon your operating system)





  1. Throbbing Gristle: Propaganda Intro (Assume Power Focus, 1982, Power Focus/Paragoric)
    [0:00:00 - 0:01:00]
  2. Prurient: Many Jewels Surround the Crown (Bermuda Drain, 2011, Hydra Head Records) [0:01:00 - 0:03:47]
  3. Martin Atkins & The Chicago Industrial League: The Spirit of Christmas (An Industrial Christmas Carol, 1995, Invisible) [0:08:17 - 0:17:21]
  4. Hybrid Kids: We Three Kings (Claws, 1980, Cherry Red) [0:17:21 - 0:20:55]
  5. Metal Boys: Xmas Day (Tokio Airport, 1980, Celluloid/Seventeen Records/Acute Records)
    [0:20:55 - 0:24:39]
  6. Happy Flowers: All I Got Was Clothes For Christmas (God’s Favorite Dog Compilation, 1986, Touch & Go) [0:26:17 - 0:31:02]
  7. Sonic Youth: Santa Doesn't Cop Out on Dope (Just Say Noël Compilation, 1996, Geffen Records) [0:31:02 - 0:34:21]
  8. Melt-Banana: White Christmas (The Christmas Album, 1996, Sony Records) [0:34:21 - 0:37:36]
  9. Wholy Failure: Christmas Day Exhumation (Christmas Day Exhumation, 2011, Self-Released) [0:37:36 - 0:42:40]
  10. Lou Reed: Metal Machine Xmas Music (Weird Ass Christmas, 2014, Unofficial Release) [0:42:40 - 0:45:44]
  11. Merzbow: Silent Night (The Christmas Album, 1996, Sony Records) [0:45:44 - 0:50:20]
  12. Erlosung: Christmas Ist Krieg (Christmas Ist Krieg, 2009, Unknown Label) [0:54:29 - 0:59:40]
  13. Woods of Trees: All I Want For Kriegmas is You (Youtube Video, 2015, Woods of Trees Youtube Channel) [0:59:40 - 1:02:20]
  14. Ennui: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year (Jingle Funeral Bells) (Unreleased, 2013, Ennui Official Youtube Channel) [1:02:20 - 1:05:31]
  15. Kristusblood: Kristmasblod (Unreleased, 2010, Kristusblood Youtube Channel) [1:05:31 - 1:08:38]
  16. Venom: Black Xmas (Calm Before the Storm, 1987, Filmtrax/AJK Music/Vap/Neat Metal) [1:12:22 - 1:15:21]
  17. Spinal Tap: Christmas With the Devil (This is Spinal Tap, 1984, Universal Records) [1:15:21 - 1:19:46]
  18. Mystery Science Theatre 3000: Tom Servo and Crow Go Wassailing (Mystery Science Theatre 3000 Season Nine, 1998, "Touch of Satan" Episode) [1:21:27 - 1:22:29]
  19. Impact: Punk Christmas (Punk Christmas 7", 1983, Cyanide Records) [1:23:08 - 1:25:10]
  20. Sloppy Seconds: Hooray For Santa Claus (The First Seven Inches… and Then Some, 1992, Taang! Records) [1:25:10 - 1:26:54]
  21. Showcase Showdown: Ho Ho Ho Chi Minh (Ho Ho Ho Chi Minh! 7”, 1995, Tario Records) [1:26:54 - 1:28:17]
  22. Angry Snowmans: Ebeneezer Über Alles (Angry Snowmans, 2009, Stiff Hombre Records) [1:28:17 - 1:31:14]
  23. Angry Snowmans: Sugar Plum (Santa Claus is Back in Town/Sugar Plum: Poison Idea/Angry Snowmans Split 7”, 2013, TKO Records) [1:31:14 - 1:34:18]
  24. Shonen Knife: Space Christmas (A Shonen Knife Christmas Record For You, 1991, Rockville)[1:37:20 - 1:40:19]
  25. The Ramones: Merry Christmas (I Don't Want to Fight Tonight) (Brain Drain, 1989, Sire/Chrysalis) [1:40:19 - 1:42:24]
  26. Porfiados: Navidad Del 77 (Porfiados, 2010, Self-Released) [1:42:24 - 1:46:30]
  27. Goldblade Featuring Poly Styrene: City of Christmas Ghosts (City of Christmas Ghosts, 2008, Damaged Goods) [1:46:30 - 1:49:23]
  28. Theme from Silent Night, Bloody Night (Silent Night, Bloody Night Soundtrack, 1972, Dir: Theodore Gershuny) [1:51:24 - 1:54:29]
  29. The Hot Buttered Elves: Better Be Good (A Very Lo-Fi Christmas, 2001, Tape Hiss Recordings) [1:56:01 - 1:59:34]
  30. Björk Guðmundsdóttir: Jólakötturinn (Hvít Er Borg Bær Compilation, 1987, Hlijóða Klettur/Smekkleysa) [1:59:34 - 2:03:51]
  31. Weird Al Yankovic: The Night Santa Went Crazy (Extra Gory Version) (The Essential "Weird Al" Yankovic, 2009, Way Moby/Volcano/Legacy) [2:03:51 - 2:07:49]
  32. The Valley Folk: On Christmas Day it Happened So (All Bells in Paradise, 1968, Topic Records) [2:07:49 - 2:09:27]
  33. The Young Tradition: The Bitter Withy (Galleries, 1968, Transatlantic Records/Vanguard)
    [2:09:27 - 2:11:50]
  34. Barry Coope, Jim Boyes, Lester Simpson, Fi Fraser, Jo Freya, Georgina Boyes: Down in Yon Forest (Fire and Sleet and Candlelight, 2003, No Masters) [2:11:50 - 2:17:20]
  35. Nox Arcana: Coventry Carol (Winter’s Knight, 2005, Monolith Graphics) [2:22:45 - 2:26:07]
  36. Current 93: Happy Birthday Pigface Christus (Since Yesterday: A Peek Into the Pit Video, 1995, Durtro) [2:26:07 - 2:30:04]
  37. Current 93: Idumaea (Featuring Shirley Collins) (Black Ships Ate the Sky, 2006, Durtro/Jnana Records) [2:30:04 - 2:32:43]
  38. Arcana: Repentance (The Last Embrace, 2000, Cold Meat Industry/Mystic Production) [2:32:43 - 2:36:50]
  39. Coil: Christmas is Now Drawing Near (Winter Solstice: North, 1999, Eskaton) [2:36:50 - 2:40:24]
  40. Rosa Mundi: The Snowman (The Final Solstice Compilation, 1999, Piski Disk Records) [2:40:24 - 2:43:45]
  41. Shittyflute: We Wish You a Merry Christmas (Youtube Video, 2016, ShittyFlute Youtube Channel) [2:46:41 - 2:48:42]



Supplemental Material


The Yule Cat: Basis for the Björk song "Jólakötturinn"


"Down in Yon Forest" - A Song About Christmas, Easter, and Probably, The Holy Grail - Article on the origins of the song "Down in Yon Forest."





"All I Want For Kriegmas is You" music video





Kristusblood - "Kristmasblod" music video



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