BAH & THE HUMBUGS: BIGGER THAN SANTA
Featuring Humbugs songs performed by the following bands:
Here Come the Christmas Zombies
Area 25 got their start in the college town of Sparta, Alabama, playing coffeehouse gigs at the Culinary University of Sparta to earn money for utensils. Consisting of Walt Spiegel (lead vocals), Bette Pfeiffer (vocals and keyboards), brother and sister Taffy and Billy Decker (backing vocals and guitars, respectively), and Kev Taylor (drums), the quintet's lineup has never wavered, except for a brief period in 1988 when Billy Decker left the band after a misunderstanding due to a poor phone connection
From their first, eponymous album to their brand new Broadway musical ("Shimmy Shimmy Shake!"), Area 25 has kept outer-space-based new wave pop on the front burner. They are longtime Bah & the Humbugs fans, and their rendition of "Here Come the Christmas Zombies" dates back to late-night sets in their college days. They finally put the song onto vinyl in 1989 (on their album "Abducted"), after Billy Decker rejoined them. It was released in seventeen different versions, including a cyan vinyl 12" Arctic-disco EP mix.
Currently, Area 25 tours the country on nostalgia tickets along with their contemporaries Brunette, Zod Zod, and Timothy Beta. When they're not on tour, Taffy and Billy Decker also own a cupcake bakery in Sparta, and Walt Spiegel produces Noh theater for children.