Review: Get Rockin’ this Christmas with The Smithereens!
Are you tired of the same old holiday tunes? Want to add some rock and roll flair to your Christmas celebration? Look no further than “Christmas with The Smithereens”!
This vinyl record is more than just a cover album. The Smithereens channel the spirit of 1960s rock and roll, with lead singer Pat DiNizio’s husky voice adding a unique twist to classic seasonal rockers such as “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” and “Merry Christmas, Baby”.
But it’s the band’s re-workings of lesser-known tracks that make this record a true delight. From the Ramones’ “Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want to Fight Tonight)” to a rare Beatles track, The Smithereens breathe new life into these songs with their rugged interpretations.
And let’s not forget about the band’s original tracks! Written with ’60s-savviness, it’s hard to tell which songs are covers and which are originals without prior knowledge.
This vinyl record is perfect for any rocker looking to spice up their holiday playlist. So turn up the volume, grab some eggnog, and get ready to rock around the Christmas tree!
- Language: English
- Product Dimensions: 12.2 x 0.39 x 12.2 inches; 10.4 Ounces
- Manufacturer: Tollie Records / Sunset Blvd. Records
- Original Release Date: 2022
- Date First Available: September 23, 2022
- Label: Tollie Records / Sunset Blvd. Records
- ASIN: B0BF1Y1YVW
- Country of Origin: USA
- Number of Discs: 1
Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree with The Smithereens
If you are a fan of classic rock and roll, you will definitely love “Christmas with The Smithereens”. This album is more than just your typical Christmas album, as the band brilliantly channels the spirit of 1960s rock and interprets each memorable tune with such finesse and energy.
Pat DiNizio, the lead singer of The Smithereens, wraps his husky voice around a smartly selected collection of classic seasonal rockers such as “Run Rudolph Run” and “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” along with more obscure fare. The band’s originals add a nice twist to the disc and are written with such ’60s-savviness that without prior knowledge it would almost be difficult to decide which songs were covers and which were originals.
What makes this album a delight is the band’s rugged re-workings of some of the most popular Christmas tracks from iconic bands like the Ramones, Who, and even the Beatles. You will surely enjoy the band’s interpretation of the Who’s crunchy “Christmas” (from Tommy) and a rare Beatles track grabbed from the Liverpool band’s ’60s fan club only discs.
This album is perfect for those who want to add some classic rock flavor to their holiday playlist. The Smithereens have created a sound that is both nostalgic and fresh at the same time. It’s a must-have for anyone who wants to celebrate Christmas with a bang.
Apart from its impressive sound, “Christmas with The Smithereens” is also easy on the eyes. The product dimensions are 12.2 x 0.39 x 12.2 inches, and it weighs only 10.4 ounces. The album is manufactured by Tollie Records / Sunset Blvd. Records, and it was first released in 2022.
In conclusion, “Christmas with The Smithereens” is a rock and roll gem that will surely put you in the holiday spirit. Get ready to rock around the Christmas tree with this album and enjoy the season like never before.Shop now