Thursday, 25 December 2014

Various ‎– Sleighed (The Other Side Of Christmas)

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The perfect holiday album for a dysfunctional family gathering, Sleighed is a stocking full of Christmas novelty songs, with a couple of notable exceptions. Renaissance electro-folkie Beck donated "Little Drum Machine Boy," which could very well be an outtake from his album Midnite Vultures (except it was recorded in 1996!), and indie rock godfathers Sonic Youth riff out "Santa Doesn't Cop Out on Dope," both of which were featured on Geffen's 1996 release Just Say Noel. Roasted chestnuts like Bob & Doug McKenzie's rambling "Twelve Days of Christmas" and the heavy duty "Christmas With the Devil" by Spinal Tap are peppered with newer songs by Goldfinger, and the hilarious "I Farted on Santa's Lap" courtesy of Little Stinkers. These chucklers dominate the album, but there are a few real interpretations of holiday songs, the best of which being the Smithereens' earnest blast through "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer."


1Red PetersYou Ain't Getting S*** For Christmas
Producer – Ed Grengo*
2PlankeyeAway In A Manger
Producer – Eric BalmerFrank LenzGene EugeneLuis Garcia (2)
3Local HHave Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
4Mighty Mighty Bosstones*Xmas Time (It Sure Doesn't Feel Like It)
5Home Grown (2)Christmas Crush
Producer – Home Grown (2)Mike Masters
6Less Than JakeGrandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer
Producer – Less Than Jake
7Smithereens, TheRudolph, The Red Nosed Reindeer
8Spinal TapChristmas With The Devil
Producer – Dave Jerden
9Goldfinger (7)White Christmas
Producer – Jay RifkinJohn Feldman*
10BeckThe Little Drum Machine Boy
Producer – Beck
11Sonic YouthSanta Doesn't Cop Out On Dope
Producer – Sonic Youth
12Little Stinkers, TheI Farted On Santa's Lap (Now Christmas Is Gonna Stink For Me)
Producer – Anthony BeltramiGina Beltrami

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