Thursday, December 12, 2013
Trailer Park Santa
Hey Rudolph! Is it possible your nose is shiny cuz you drink too much eggnog? Just wonderin' if that's the cat you want drivin' yr sleigh????
Colder than Mrs. Claus'...well, you know...
Let's hit it!
Antsy McClain and the Trailer Park Troubadours unwrap our first package today, with a killer hoe-down 'n' accordion driven xmas tale in the vein of Robert Earl Keene's "Merry Christmas From the Family"
The Backsliders add some cowpunk merriment to the festivities, and the essential and mighty Yo La Tengo give their own unique take on Sun Ra's classic "It's Christmas Time".
The Maddox Brothers and Rose, one of the great classic honky tonk bands, show us how to misbehave at the holidays. The Singing Loins bring their, before it was cool, busker force to a sad little yuletide tale. And frazzled and ragged Replacements true believers, Deer Tick, take us on a Tom Waits-infused journey to the dark end of the Santa Claus street, replete with tinkling glasses and glassy-eyed ho, ho, ho.
As a bonus (we've posted these before, way back when), two of the greatest Xmas songs ever recorded, courtesy of god's favorite band The Sonics and the mighty nor'western Wailers (not the reggae band). Absolutely essential to yr Solstice party!!!!
Santa's Got A Mixed Bag of Goodies!
Antsy McClain and the Trailer Park Troubadours: Christmas At the Trailer Park (mp3)
Backsliders: Christmas (Doesn't Have to Be So Sad) (mp3)
Yo La Tengo: It's Christmas Time (mp3)
Maddox Brothers and Rose: Mama Says It's Naughty (mp3)
The Singing Loins: Harbour Wall (Saint Ives) (mp3)
Deer Tick: Holy Shit, It's Christmas! (mp3)
Bonus Classic Xmas tunes!
The Sonics: Don't Believe In Christmas (mp3)
The Wailers: Christmas Spirit (mp3)
Give what you can this Holiday season. Every little bit helps. We're all trying to make our way in this crazy world!