Dead by X-Mas
|"Dead By X-Mas"|
|from the album Self Destruction Blues|
|Genre||Rock, hard rock, glam punk, glam rock|
Hanoi Rocks singles chronology
"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.
|1.||"Dead By X-Mas"||Andy McCoy||2:58|
|2.||"Nothing New"||Andy McCoy||3:19|