14 December 2007

More like 'Dreck the Halls'

Three CDs landed on my desk recently. Showed promise. All part of a series called "Wreck the Halls," and performed by Santa Claws and the Naughty But Nice Orchestra. It's Christmas versions of hard rock tunes. One disc each for AC/DC, Metallica and Green Day. (There are others on the company Web site.)

From the Green Day back cover: "Have you been a bad boy or girl this year? Worried that Santa's going to deliver a bag of coal? Maybe he'll bring some dookie instead. Green Day's patented pop-punk has become as timeless as any Christmas carol. These all-new holiday versions prove it. From now on, you'll be singing about the Green Days of Christmas."

Uh, I made it through three tracks of AC/DC -- not even to "Moneytalks" or "Thunderstruck." Basically, they "band" (or maybe just a Roland keyboard) Muzakked up the songs and replaced the cowbells with sleigh bells. I had a coworker who listened to all three and ranked them (1) Metallica, (2) Green Day, and (3) AC/DC.

But I'm wishing these discs "Good Riddance." The makers shall remain among "The Unforgiven" for these "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap."

1 comment:

Maggie&Bandit said...

Yuk. We prefer the Singing Cats.