Thursday, 22 December 2011

Part 1 - Rock Advent Calendar

File this one in the "It seemed like a good idea at the time..." category.

I like Rock music and I like Christmas music but Rock radio stations seem reluctant to play Christmas music... perhaps because it is generally associated with a high cheese factor. We were discussing this issue on a Rock Radio facebook page and I said that you could easily fill a couple of hours of programme with Christmas music that would appeal to Rock fans. Unfortunately, Don Macbeth called my bluff and challenged me to post a different Rock Christmas song every day in advent.

So that's what I've been doing. I only made two provisos: one, I didn't want any grumpy comments about this or that not being Rock; and two, I was going to include some Blues.

I noticed, however, that my daily posts don't seem to show up on my facebook wall, so if you don't go the the right page, you wont have noticed the songs. Therefore, I created an online music video Rock Advent Calendar and I wrote this post. This will be the first of three posts, taking me up to Christmas Eve, when I will list the last eight of the videos.

Let me know what you think of the selection and feel free to offer alternatives.

Day Artist Video Download
1 Slade Merry Xmas Everybody Amazon
2 Bruce Springsteen Santa Claus Is Coming To Town Amazon
3 The Greedies A Merry Jingle Amazon (Vinyl)
4 Twisted Sister O Come All Ye Faithfull Amazon
5 Joe Bonamassa Santa Claus Is Back In Town Try Joe's download
from last year
6 Joe Satriani Silent Night/Holy Night Jam Amazon (CD)
7 Dio, Tony Iommi et. al God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Amazon
8 Eric Clapton Christmas Tears Amazon


Mosher said...

A couple for your consideration. Weird Al has done two:

Christmas at Ground Zero
The Night Santa Went Crazy (the uncensored single release is the better one)

Blink-182 have:

Happy Holidays, You Bastard
I Won't Be Home For Christmas

Bon Jovi did that awful one some years ago that I've blanked out the name of.

Bowling For Soup have their Merry Flippin' Christmas albums (Vol1 and Vol2 - though Vol2 is actually Vol1 with 5 extra tracks...)

Mosher said...

Just spotted this, coincidentally:

Courtesy of Metal Hammer

David said...

Hello Mosh.

I was pleased to see I'd already picked up most of the ones they identify. A couple of new ones I'll need to check out.