‘Twas the day before Christmas, and the Popblerd staff wants to share their favorite classic rock holiday songs with you.
Big Money couldn’t make this special holiday edition of the convo, but the good news is that our pal Mike Duquette from The Second Disc joined in for some yuletide cheer! – Gonzo: Well lets strap on some bells and get this sleigh rolling! Mike Duquette: What shall we be a-wassailing tonight? G: Last year, you joined us for a convo about Darlene Love’s “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home),” which has apparently been covered by everybody in the last 50 years. MD: There were a lot, as I recall. G: One of the [...]
“Santa Baby” has become a standard over the years. Doesn’t mean it isn’t a shitty song, though.
Once again, Popblerd listens to this year’s Christmas albums so you don’t have to! This year brings us music from Cee-Lo, Sufjan Stevens, and many others.
This Jukebox From Hell installment is a special one, dear friends. Even as I write this, a Christmas tree glows proudly in my window; stockings for Drew, wife, and pets line the bookcase; in preparation for the holiday at hand, rolls of wrapping paper are stacked in the corner like the most festive teepee framework ever assembled. The brisk air is scented with the pine-scented Yankee Candle to my right; it’s almost depleted, but fear not, for we have backups. [...]
This is to be expected, I suppose. Thanksgiving is less than a week away, which means any number of Christmas albums are hitting the market. The Biebs got a head start, but now here’s erstwhile Stone Temple Pilots/Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland taking the holiday plunge with a new album of Christmas tunes, “Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” In the first video from the album, Weiland takes a stab at the old chestnut “Winter Wonderland,” trying to give off [...]
Hear those jingle bells ringin’/ Either someone’s breaking into your house or the holiday season is approaching. Join Drew as he listens to a few of the season’s most interesting Christmas albums.
Ho Ho Ho! It’s Justin Bieber!! And we’ve got a review of his new holiday album.
This week, Hump Day Flashback brings you a more upbeat selection of holiday jams than last week, with help from New Edition, New Kids on the Block, the Ohio Players and Dave Matthews.
I had the pleasure of checking out Deer Tick in concert a few months back, and what I saw was a show that can only be described as a drunken mess-but in the most awesome way possible. These guys (from right next door in Rhode Island) are as rock ‘n roll as it gets. In the search for holiday music, I stumbled upon the website for Deer Tick’s label, and guess what? Deer Tick has a holiday EP out. I [...]
I suppose we’re now in the appropriate time period to be playing Christmas music. I personally have been there for about a week. I fired up Prince’s “Another Lonely Christmas” on the iPod (admittedly, not the most festive of tunes) the day after Thanksgiving, and I’m actively looking for a copy of the Salsoul Orchestra Christmas album online. With the spirit of the season slowly working it’s way through my body, I figured now would be the appropriate time to [...]