Dead by X-Mas

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"Dead By X-Mas"
Single by
Hanoi Rocks
from the album Self Destruction Blues
B-side "Nothing New"
Released December 1981
Format 7" single
Recorded August 1981
Genre Rock, hard rock, glam punk, glam rock
Length 2:58
Label Johanna Kustannus
Writer(s) Andy McCoy

Hanoi Rocks singles chronology
"Dead By X-Mas"
"Love's An Injection"

"Dead By X-Mas" is a single by the Finnish rock and glam punk band Hanoi Rocks. The single was released before the band's second album Oriental Beat but neither the A- or B-side were featured on album until the band's third album, Self Destruction Blues.

The songs are very liked and were the biggest hits of Hanoi Rocks' early career. The B-side, "Nothing New" is not as well known as the A-side, "Dead By X-Mas". "Dead By X-Mas" has since been thought to be as a prediction of the death of drummer Razzle, who died in a car crash on 9 December 1984. The chorus even has the lyrics "I'll be dead by X-mas now anyway". The lyrics tell a horror story, which guitarist Andy McCoy said could happen.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Dead By X-Mas"   Andy McCoy 2:58
2. "Nothing New"   Andy McCoy 3:19