Thursday, December 20, 2007

THERE'S NO LIGHTS ON THE CHRISTMAS TREE, MOTHER THEY'RE BURNING BIG LOUIE TONIGHT

Listen to THERE'S NO LIGHTS ON THE CHRISTMAS TREE, MOTHER THEY'RE BURNING BIG LOUIE TONIGHT by The Sensational Alex Harvey Band.

I'm not really sure this is even a Christmas song, but I've always wanted to post a Sensational Alex Harvey Band track. I read somewhere that Bon Scott only listened to two singers, Elvis and Alex Harvey. And while I don't hear a huge amount of Elvis in early AC/DC (not saying it's not there), Bon Scott's voice (and his imitators like Brian Johnson, the Upper Crust, etc) can be a near carbon copy of Alex Harvey's. It's quite uncanny!

SAHB's songs are theatrical in a way that don't always translate to record, but their highs are pretty high and their lows are pretty interesting. There's No Lights isn't really either, but it's still worth your time this holiday season. What else are you going to listen to today? Below the fold is a live performance of the song, including a little snippet of a mulletted John Peel.


Photo: Will Rogers Theater.

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6 comments:

Mom said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Fe11OlMiz8&feature=related

My contribution to the Christmas music. Not sure this link will work.

Mom said...

http://tinyurl.com/37jjpc

Maybe this is a better link.

Bill said...

thanks!

Corbett said...

Ugh.

Bill said...

scrooge

soonergooner said...

Maybe the doc would prefer this version:

Down the page, under the 12 STDs of Christmas

http://www.misscellania.com/

(since hotlinking is passe', and I can't get the direct link to work)