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Spinitron - KDHX: Train of Thought Fri Dec 23rd 2011

Train of Thought (Music)

Fri Dec 23rd 2011 3.00am–5.00am

R=listener request. N=music new at the station. L=local music. Your purchases using the Buy it! links

Time zone: central


The Raveonettes “Christmas In Cleveland”
from Wishing You a Rave Christmas - EP (Vice Records 2008)


Built to Spill “Linus And Lucy”
from 45 for 'Water Sleepers' (Warner) —The dirty guitar tone makes me happy.


Tom Waits “Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis”
from Used Songs: 1973-1980 (Ekektra 2001)


The Mighty Mighty Bosstones “X'Mas Time (It Sure Doesn't Feel Like It)”
from We Won't Be Home for Christmas - EP (Hip-O) —Indeed.


They Might Be Giants “Santa's Beard”
from Holidayland (Restless 2001) —The bass line in this snappy track is sublime.


The Help “All I Want For Christmas Is A Billion No Bid Contract”
from A Very Bert Dax Christmas Vol 6 (Bert Dax Cavalcade Of Stars) —Don't we all?


Paul Westerberg “Always In A Manger”
from D.G.T (Dry Wood 2009)


Eels “Everything's Gonna Be Cool This Christmas”
from Useless Trinkets-B Sides, Soundtracks, Rarieties and Unreleased 1996-2006 (Geffen 2008)


Gentleman Auction House “On The Rooftop”
from Christmas In Love - EP (Emergency Umbrella 2008) —My favorite part of the song is the boy/girl back and forth on this song.


Tight Pants Syndrome “Deep In My Heart It's Christmas”
from KDHXmas 2011 (KDHX 2011) N L —I like just about everything this band does.


Highway Matrons “Got The Blues For Christmas”
from A Very Bert Dax Christmas Volume 3 (Bert Dax Cavalcade Of Stars) L


Rev. Horton Heat “Winter Wonderland”
from We Three Kings (Yep Roc 2005)


Cracker “Merry Christmas Emily”
from Forever (Back Porch / Virgin 2001) —Cracker coming to town on 1/6! David Lowery writes about this song: http://300songs.com/2010/07/26/12-merry-christmas-emily-cracker/


Pearl Jam “Don't Believe In Christmas”
from Holiday Single 2002 (tenclub.net 2002) —The Sonics cover


Fitz & the Tantrums “Santa Stole My Lady” (Dangerbird 2010) —You can download this and 39 other tracks from Paste for free! http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2011/12/the-paste-2011-christmas-sampler-40-free-christmas.html


John Zorn “The Christmas Song”
from A Dreamer's Christmas (Tzadik 2011) N  —Mike Patton does vocals on this, which pretty much makes this record a holy grail.


Hathead Jones “The Night Santa Went Crazy”
from A Very Bert Dax Christmas Volume 9 (Bert Dax Cavalcade Of Stars 2011) N L


El Vez “Santa Claus Is Sometimes Brown”
from Merry MeX-mas (Sympathy for the Record Industry) —My wife turned me on to this dude way back when we met.


Cherry Poppin' Daddies “Butch The Gay Santa Claus”
from Santa's Swingin' Sack (KROQ 1998) —From a radio station comp in LA that used to a holiday record every year, started in 1998 when swing music was loving a little resurgence


Big Bad Voodoo Daddy “Mr. Heatmiser”
from Everything You Want for Christmas (Vanguard www.vanguardrecords.com 2004) —A kickin' version of this song. My son has asked for this at bed time for 5 or 6 years (he's 8) and I still don't know all the words.


Save Ferris “Christmas Wrapping”
from Santa's Swingin Sack (KROQ 1998) —Waitresses cover, more or less, the lyrics have been changed a bit to talk about being Jewish in LA at Christmas time.


Funky Butt Brass Band “I'll Be Your Santa Baby”
from Shiny Christmas Balls (self 2011) N L —I recommend that you acquire this at http://funkybuttbrassband.bandcamp.com/


Mojo Nixon & The Toadliquors “Santa Claus Go Straight to the Ghetto”
from Horny Holidays! (Triple X Records 1992)


Run D.M.C “Christmas In Hollis”
from A Very Special Christmas (A&M 1992) —The greatest Christmas song of all time. I'll arm wrestle you if you feel differently.


Downtime “Santa Is Your Daddy (take 9)”
from Downtime's Christmas Catheter (Faulty Codpiece Records 1999) L —Another holiday from defunct local musical geniuses.


Cadillac Voodoo Choir “Ho, Ho, Home For Christmas”
from Local Licks Yule Rock (KLBJ)


The Humpers “Run, Run Rudolph”
from Happy Birthday, Baby Jesus (Sympathy for the Record Industry 45 1995) —Probably my favorite version of this, maybe I should do a study of all the versions I have....


Grace Potter & The Nocturnals “Naughty Naughty Children (Better Start Actin' Nice)”
from Christmas with Grace Potter & The Nocturnals - Single (Hollywood Records 2011) N

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