Tuesday, December 22, 2009

'Tis The Season For...Los Straitjackets!!

Christmas album week continues with a fine yule time offering from the greatest Mexican-masked surf guitar instrumental combo, Los Straitjackets! I usually can't stand to listen to pop versions of Christmas classics, so this is a refreshing break from the usual drivel and sap that crams up our airwaves around the Christmas season.

Here's what Amazon.com has to say about this disc:
The world would be a far colder place at Christmas without the electric guitar and Los Straitjackets' Tis the Season for is all the proof you need. Packed with 11 guitar-driven traditional songs and two originals, this memorable disc is a must-have for anyone who loves the sound of unaffected, basic guitar rock reminiscent of the Ventures and your favorite garage rock band. Adventurous, ambitious, and totally satisfying, the band takes on "Jingle Bell Rock" (making its guitars ring like a Byrds-fest) and a host of other chestnuts from "Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer" to the "La Bamba"-framed workout of "Feliz Navidad." Even the band's own "Christmas in Las Vegas" has those classic jingle-jangle guitar hooks that make this record a perennial holiday hit. --Martin Keller

This is a excellent album to spin if you need some seasonal background music to trim the tree by, so take off that crappy Boney M album and rock-out Los Straitjackets style.

'Tis The Season For (2002)
1. Here Comes Santa Claus
2. A Marshmallow World
3. Feliz Navidad
4. Jingle Bell Rock
5. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
6. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
7. Frosty The Snowman
8. Christmas In Las Vegas
9. Let It Snow
10. Sleigh Ride
11. Christmas Weekend
12. Little Drummer Boy
13. The Christmas Song

LOS STRAITJACKETS- Tis The Season For. rar

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