Wednesday, December 22, 2004

MORE OFF-KILTER CHRISTMAS CAROLS

For those of you who enjoy the kind of musicial Yuletide merriment found in the weirder songs I played on The Steve Terrell Christmas Special Sunday, check out Alicublog. Be sure to read the readers' comments. (Thanks, Margot!)

Until PRUSSIAN BLUE puts out a Christmas album" (I'm Dreaming of a White Power Christmas" ????), my current favorites in this sub-sub genre are "Six Bullets For Christmas" by Angry Johnny & The Killbillies (Download it HERE) and "Jinglecide" by The Rockin' Guys. (I'm talking about the long defunct band from Arkansas. Apparently there's a rockabilly group from Estonia using the same name in more recent years.)

And one that KSFR's Sean Conlon just turned me on to is "Even Squeaky Fromme Loves Christmas" by The Rev. Glen Armstrong. (Download it HERE And check out Sean's wonderful Undercurrents on KSFR, 10 p.m. Mountain Time, Wednesdays.)

And just when I'd had my fill of weird Christmas songs, last night when I was downloading some Bollywood soundtracks from E-music, I discovered that the song "Aao Tumhen Chand Pe" from the movie Zakhmee (a 1975 movie with "ACTION, REVENGE, GOOD MUSIC" according to searchamovie.com ) starts out with an East Indian version of "Jingle Bells."

Isn't it time we put the "Hare Krishna" back in Christmas?

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