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.