Sunday, December 24, 2006

The Ballad of Big Red

The Ballad of Big Red


The Big Daddy of Pop Machine Christmas songs. You could say it's our "A Visit from St. Nicholas" (popularly known as "'Twas the Night Before Christmas")...or maybe our "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer". In any event, any resemblance between this song and C.W. McCall's "Convoy" is strictly non-actionable from a legal standpoint. Now, y'all get to bed before Santa's 18-wheeler hits your town, y'hear me good buddies?

Sook: Lead Vox, percussion
Al: Chorus Vox, percussion
Scott: Chorus Vox, percussion
Dave: Drums, bass, guitars


Blogger Scott said...

If you recall correctly, some time after recording this track, I wrote an entire country novelty album for this character. About 10-12 different original songs. (About 5 years ago.)

What can I blame, except a childhood listening to Ray Stevens and Jim Stafford cuts on Dr. Demento. I still am not a fan of country, but I am a fan of novelty songs, so there.

And if I ever find those lyrics, which are buried in a box somewhere if they exist at all, you may have to worry about that LP actually existing. Until then, you won't have any nightmares, so just chill.

10:30 PM  
Blogger Scott said...

During recent cleaning jags, I found exactly two of those songs from that proposed LP. About 5 of the songs were going to be covers, so I am still missing about 5 of them, including "Pleasant Acres", a song written from the perspective of a patient in a mental institution, and "Intercourse, Pennsylvania." I'll leave it to your imagination to figure out the type of word play at work in that last one in the lyrics.

11:12 AM  

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