Thrash Hits

December 6th, 2012

Midweek Bootleg 007: Far (feat. Chino Moreno of Deftones & Grady Avenell of Will Haven) – Do They Know It’s Christmas?

It’s December. It’s Christmas. So for this week’s Midweek Bootleg we’re getting all festive with curious cover c/o Far and a couple of their pals from Deftones and Will Haven.

Chino Moreno Deftones Xmas Christmas Thrash Hits

Yeah, we’re those annoying pricks who get really, really, REALLY into Christmas. We’re the pricks who insist on organising the office Secret Santa. We’re the ones drinking nothing but eggnog and mulled wine for the next five weeks. We’re the ones posting weird Christmas cover songs in our (mostly) weekly Midweek Bootleg feature. Yep, we are those guys.

Far’s cover of Band Aid’s ‘Feed The World’ (featuring guest vocal spots from both Deftones’ Chino Moreno and Will Haven’s Grady Avenell) was originally featured on the 2003 charity album, A Santa Cause: It’s A Punk Rock Christmas. A percentage of each sale of the album was donated to The Elizabeth Glazer Pediatric AIDS Foundation, so if you get even a modicum of enjoyment from this cover, why not head on over to their website and chuck them a few quid? It is the season of goodwill to all men and all that, and what better way to show a little heart than helping out those in need? EXACTLY.


Deftones latest album, Koi No Yokan, is out now, and will more than likely be appearing in a few of our contributors’ records-of-the-year lists when we publish them next week. Will Haven are (hopefully) hard at work on the follow-up to last year’s superb Voir Dire. Far are still split up.


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