Friday, November 28, 2008

Drinking Up Christmas

Ok. Here we go. Daily Holidays posts from now 'til Xmas Eve. Is it a gimmick? A labor of love? An atonement? Who knows?

What we do know is that we promise to provide you with only the finest in Old-Timey Country, Blues and Garagey Xmas songs. No Silent Nights. No Little Drummer Boys. This is our 5th year with this little project, and we haven't repeated ourselves yet. Let's see if we can continue to hold the line.

Gonna kick off the Holiday joy with a 2-fer, a little nasty trash'n'roll. Get us going with a buzz, as it were.

Nihilist trash merchants,The Dwarves , hit it first with a lovely little tune about the proper way to spend the Holidays.

Then, venerable garage rockers, The Fleshtones, who dropped a brand new record this year, "Stocking Stuffer", weigh in with a nifty little tune which, in keeping with the, ahem, spirit of things, follows up the Dwarves tune with a more sophisticated form of Holiday cheer. Or not at all. They also provide us with "Super Rock Santa", a gloriously fuzzed-out,shouty ode to Santa.

Rock over the North Pole. Rock over Bethlehem.

Dwarves: Drinking Up Christmas (mp3)

The Fleshtones: Champagne of Christmas (mp3)

The Fleshtones: Super Rock Santa (mp3)

Please support your local, independent Ho. Ho Ho.


Chris said...

I love that you do this every year! You've turned on me on to music I never would've tried on my own.

Not sure if you're familiar with the Minneapolis band Trailer Trash, but some of their Xmas music might fit here...

Mark P said...

And away we go!

Anonymous said...

WOOHOO! Thanks for being original and finding a wide array of Christmas songs! I look forward to what you come up with. There is a certain skill set that every music producer should be accomplished in. And RC audio engineering and music producing course has been designed to put you in real recording sessions where all of these skills will be called upon.

Anonymous said...

Really enjoy what you put up here.
I'd like to request a repost of:
"Holly and Her Mistletoe" by Jim Lauderdale.