X – “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” (Single)
Now why exactly would LA’s legendary punk band X do a version of “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town,” we wonder. Ah! Because theirs is the coolest take ever conceived of the song. It’s a lot of fun. So whatever holidays you may celebrate, you’ll want to punk out with the greats Exene, John Doe, D.J. Bonebrake and Billy Zoom as they summon pogoing elves, stage diving reindeer, and a corpulent laughing man in red sporting a white mohawk. Be good.
“Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” (mp3)
from “MERRY XMAS From X”
Not just crazy, not merely insane, but crazy crazy insane. There’s a difference. Check it out. This is a clever, quirky pop song about being mad about someone. Not a new concept really but one which will never grow old. The laugh sample and whistling and humming on this track might be enough to have you committed involuntarily, but if not, the duet vocal will finish the job. Listen at your own risk. Second thought, you’d better not. Nothing to see here. Move along. Oh dear, you’re downloading. Ok, the nice young men will be there in their lab coats to collect you shortly.
“Crazy Crazy Insane” (download mp3)
from “Best Crisis Ever”
“Crazy Crazy Insane“ (play)
Ryan Adams calls Jim DeRogatis Answering Machine
Ryan Adams now legendary meltdown on Jim DeRogatis‘ answering machine made the rounds back in ’04 and soon became immortalized on the Interwebs. Utterly hilarious, or unbearable depending on your perspective, this is what happens when an artist gets one too many personal insults from a critic, throws decorum to the wind and fires back. Little could Adams know that his rant would soon be downloaded millions of times and take on a momentum of its own. I happen to like Ryan Adams’ music a lot, but I think I’d be down with this even if I thought it was shite! Little lite humor for your holiday fun =)
The Saturday Knights – “Dog Park”
Poking around Light In The Attic again, and like every time, I found a real gem. What a silly, lovely, ridiculous, brilliant track.
The Saturday Knights
“Dog Park” (mp3)
(Blue Scholars / Light in the Attic)
Repulsa is the nome-de-mayhem of one Tambre Bryant. That’s Tom Hunting, legendary double-kick monster drummer of Exodus, on the drums. Here we find the queen bitch of metal in a sensitive moment, expressing herself.
“Fuck Yourself” (download mp3)
(Fun Fun Fun Recordings)
“Fuck Yourself“ (play)
Opal Book Club – “Tony Alva”
Gr8 song about the gr8est sk8rs ever. It’s funny, it’s irreverent, AND it ROCKS! Opal Book Club from Berkeley, CA, layin’ down the wizdumb.
Opal Book Club
“Tony Alva” (mp3)
from “MP3 Jackpot Winners”
(Fun Fun Fun Recordings)