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Album Review: Buddy Goode - It's A Buddy Goode Christmas

9 December 2013 | 11:47 am | Dylan Stewart

It probably won’t win Goode another ARIA (his album, Unappropriate, won the 2012 gong for Best Comedy Album), but if you find this album under the Christmas tree, it’s definitely worth a spin.



Nobody takes Christmas albums all that seriously, so, as American-born-Australian-based comedy singer Buddy Goode has realised, you might as well give everyone a laugh on Christmas Day.

It's A Buddy Goode Christmas is a decent offering of a comedy album: a hit-and-miss collection of 13 songs that should put a wry smile on your face at least once. The 15-year-old boy in all of us will love it, with song titles like Yellow Snow, A New Front Bum and She Pulls My Bon Bon (“Every time she swallows my pudding/Licks up the custard/Comes back for more”). In fact, if you throw It's A Buddy Goode Christmas on after a few bottles of wine have been downed over lunch, you might even get a laugh out of great-aunt Gladys.

There's a double entendre or two – “We buy each other presents, and when we get home from the shops/She tries to feel my package, I try to see what's in her box” – but Goode keeps a PG-rating across the album. There are some very clever moments, such as Kevin Bloody Wilson's Bike and Cheeses (“Christmas is all about cheeses”), and with the unbridled holiday cheer of A Marvellous Time Of The Year and the slightly disturbing Too Big For Santa's Knee, It's A Buddy Good Christmas is bookended nicely.

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It probably won't win Goode another ARIA (his album, Unappropriate, won the 2012 gong for Best Comedy Album), but if you find this album under the Christmas tree, it's definitely worth a spin.