Monday, December 04, 2006

Happy Holidays, Suckers!

12 Days of Christmas? Hah! Here at 365 we'll give ya 20-plus.

The backstory: the mighty Pop Machine has been recording Christmas-related songs since the 80's and flogging them to an unsuspecting public. Call it a cry for help if you must, these seasonal efforts are often among the most successful and popular of our material. To start our countdown to December 25 I'll be rolling these out starting tonight and throwing a few new ones into the mix.

That said, the material will range in quality from pretty damn good to near misses to total misses. Of course, I want to keep you hooked for now and of course will lead off with one of the good 'uns. Without further ado, we present:

Funky Christmas Party With The Undead

(Hewitt-Morgan-Sookman)

Our Christmas effort for '91; you can tell we were at the forefront of the 70's nostalgia wave. I remember we were actively brainstorming to come up with the Christmas song idea for the year, and, during a lull in the action I started giggling. The other guys asked me what was so funny and I blurted out the title as a joke, thinking it would be too "out there" to fully realize. To their eternal credit the Scotts grabbed it and shaped it into the goofball masterpiece it is. We all had a fun time recording it, I can tell ya that...hope that feeling comes across. Another Dr. Demento airplay...

Al: Backing vox, Key Bass, Al Green impression
Sook: Lead & backing vox, "...have to find out"
Scott: Guitar & backing vox, wah-wah & "yo mama" jokes
Mike: Keys & backing vox, Yosemite Sam impression
Dave: Drums & backing vox, varispeed & bemused looks

3 Comments:

Blogger Scott said...

You forgot to credit yourself with "Al Green impression".

2:22 AM  
Anonymous Gator said...

And you forgot to credit me for "Yosemite Sam impression"

11:34 PM  
Blogger Allan said...

Ha! You're right. Gotta give credit where it's due...on a Pop Machine song, "Yosemite Sam impression" is a legitimate highlight of the performance...

11:58 PM  

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