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)
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