DEGGNOGG CHRISTMAS IN YOUR FACE vol. 4
2000, my evil twin, Loren Hill, presented me with an idea of covering
“Little Drummer Boy” that would break into a riff from Slayer.
Make some copies and give them to friends and family as Christmas presents.
I thought that he was mad, but it was a good idea. Since then we’ve
recorded a few songs each year for EP’s. This year we decided to
remaster all of the previous years and release a full length. So in this
package is the culmination of 4 years of effort with 27 very talented
people. A collection of 15 Christmas songs that ranges from beautiful
to insane. Mostly covers, some original. Here’s the play by play.
1. Do You
Hear What I Hear
Traditional. We call this the “Godspell” or “ABC After
School Special” arrangement
2. Father Christmas
Originally recorded by The Kinks. A slightly more punky version than the
3. Snow Miser
From “The Year Without Santa Clause” animated Christmas special.
Snow Miser was one of the two sons of Mother Nature. Performed ala Nathan
Lane at a Disco.
4. Heat Miser
Also from “The Year Without Santa Clause” Heat Miser was the
feuding brother of Snow Miser. Performed by Haggis Rising!!!!!! Scotland’s
most obstinate rock band.
5. All That Christmas
An absolutely stunning original Christmas song by David Newman. Simply
6. Merry Christmas
I Don’t Want to Fight Anymore
Originally recorded by the Ramones. Here in honor of the recent passing
of Joey and Johnny Ramone. New B-52 adaptation unauthorized by the Ramones.
7. Little Drummer
Traditional. Here’s where it all began. A swamp bayou version of
the classic that works into a drum solo. Out of the solo we land into
an acoustic version of Slayer’s “Reign in Blood” bridge
riff to finish the song out.
8. Silent Night
Traditional. Gorgeous ballad duet version of the tune.
9. Happy Christmas
(War is Over)
Originally recorded by John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Fortunately, our version
is in tune!!!
10. Yoko Oh No
11. Welcome Christmas
(aka Abu Dorre)
From “the Grinch Who Stole Christmas” animated Christmas special.
This is the song that the Whos in Whoville sang. Ours is a vocal jazz
12. We’re Gonna
Have a Merry Christmas
Another David Newman original. Upbeat and fun.
A Mike Healy Original. Everything was sung and played by Mike. A bit of
a Beach Boys feel with a wry sense of humor.
14. I’m A Christmas
Recorded by Dr. Demento. This is a faithful rendition of the original.
Best sung at top volume in front of your tree.
15. Christmas With
Recorded by Spinal Tap. This Mangum Opus of Metal is Tap at its sarcastic
best! First part is in its original form, the second part is in a dirgy
“Type O Negative” feel and the third part has a pop punk flair
sung in Spanish!!!!! Epic! The keen ear will also catch the guitar riffs
from “Sweet Emotion” and “Walk this Way” by Aerosmith.
16. HIDDEN TRACK Merry
Christmas I Don’t Want To Fight Anymore (Mumble Mix)
Same as track six except that the vocal is Mark Moots interpretation the
original Joey Ramone version, kinda.
Everything to Everyone and don’t pass up the Spyke Deggnogg!!!