Nothing says "Merry Christmas" like a collection of short and snotty punk rock rock jams from Missouri. Released by Permanent Records (My favorite Chicago record store/label hybrid) Once With Snot & Blood is a career spanning retrospective of the now defunct band. While the songs are unquestionably simple they have a unique, intangible charm that elevates them above other similar bands. This release was limited to a pressing of 100 hand numbered copies, so if you can track this LP down make sure you snag a copy. If you dig Ongakubaka, I promise you'll dig this album. Cross your fingers for a repressing.