BBC Session And Other Polished Turds (Japanese Import)
Released on August 12, 2008
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The Vandals BBC 1 Sessions and Other Polished Turds represents a collection of rare tracks all sharing one thing in common in that they were recorded when the band didn’t give a crap, so they are fun, funny, and unpretentious. Some may think this is a joke, or a hoax, but over the years the Vandals have indeed recorded over a dozen songs for the BBC, mostly for BBC 1’s Lock-Up Sessions with Mike Davis. Here are some of the best from those sessions featuring some ZZ Top, Sublime, Queen, and a tear jerking piano version of the dead pet lament “Canine Euthanasia.”
The cover songs come from ancient Ramones tributes (try to find any better Ramones renditions than these – impossible), lame Alice Cooper tribute albums, and even an awesome Japanese Disney tribute. The lamest of the lame, however, has to be the Vandals version of the song 9 year-old Jimmy Osmond topped the U.K. pop charts with for 6 weeks in 1972 “Long Haired Lover From Liver Pool.” Think of this release as 20 years of people asking for extra songs and the Vandals delivering in their own special way.