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PostSubject: Christmas Song ?   Wed Nov 24, 2010 2:52 pm

I was wondering if any of you have any idea if tga would be coming out with possibly a christmas single , in my opinion I think it would be a great idea. If not a new song , mabey do a cover ? I was thinking somewhere along the lines of "I Believe In Father Christmas" , I think tga would do a great cover of this song or mabey even "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" "Merry Christmas Baby" A bruce springsteen holiday favorite.
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PostSubject: Re: Christmas Song ?   Wed Nov 24, 2010 3:04 pm

I'd like to think they were a bit better then that, unless it was released for free as a bit of fun. Bruce's version of Santa Claus Is Coming To Town is awesome though.
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PostSubject: Re: Christmas Song ?   Wed Nov 24, 2010 3:11 pm

I agree with you on that , it is one of my favorite christmas songs.. Im just saying that lots of great musicians have done christmas cover songs , I believe Gaslight Anthem could write there own killer christmas song but maybe just like you said coming out with a classic cover song for fun wouldnt be so bad either.
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PostSubject: Re: Christmas Song ?   Wed Nov 24, 2010 4:02 pm

i've always thought that bands/artists that came up with christmas songs and albums only did it to increase their sales during the holidays, so i personally wouldn't want Gaslight realising a christmas single... although if it's for free and for fun (like the Fake Problems cover), then it would be cool. but i don't see that happening any time soon Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Christmas Song ?   Wed Nov 24, 2010 4:08 pm

definitely the kinks father christmas if anything.
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PostSubject: Re: Christmas Song ?   Wed Nov 24, 2010 6:30 pm

I can't stand rock groups doing Christmas songs. What a Face Sleep

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PostSubject: Re: Christmas Song ?   Wed Nov 24, 2010 7:56 pm

I have to say, Frank Turner's version of 'Last Christmas' is simply brilliant!
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PostSubject: Re: Christmas Song ?   Wed Nov 24, 2010 10:12 pm

isnt half the band jewish? dont know how that makes for good christmas music....just sayin.
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PostSubject: Re: Christmas Song ?   Thu Nov 25, 2010 12:59 am

i actually think that TGA could pull off a good secular Christmas song.

one of Brian's romantic stories with Christmas Day as a backdrop. could work.
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PostSubject: Re: Christmas Song ?   Fri Nov 26, 2010 4:49 pm

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isnt half the band jewish? dont know how that makes for good christmas music....just sayin.

Well christmas is older than christianity, so it doesn't really have anything to do with that religion. They just took that holiday when Rome became christians, because they already celebrated christmas.
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PostSubject: Re: Christmas Song ?   Sat Nov 27, 2010 1:21 am

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Angry Johnny wrote:
isnt half the band jewish? dont know how that makes for good christmas music....just sayin.

Well christmas is older than christianity, so it doesn't really have anything to do with that religion. They just took that holiday when Rome became christians, because they already celebrated christmas.

Pretty sure Christmas isn't older than Christianity (after all, the name "Christmas" derives from "Christ's Mass"). The Dec. 25th date does parallel that of the solstice celebration, which was on the Roman calendar, but they're two different things.
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PostSubject: Re: Christmas Song ?   Sat Nov 27, 2010 2:40 am

For my money it doesn't get any better than Bruce Springsteens Merry Christmas Baby

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wi9kvO2zL2E

I'm surprised no one suggested covering the Pogues Farytale in New York. Not that I would ever want them to cover that song, but it seemed like an obvious choice.
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PostSubject: Re: Christmas Song ?   Sat Nov 27, 2010 5:18 am

Oh if they covered Darlene Love's "Alone on Christmas", red/green lights and snowflakes would fly in my implosion
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PostSubject: Re: Christmas Song ?   Sat Nov 27, 2010 7:35 am

The Pogues fairytale of New York is the best xmas song of all time, and should never be covered by any body simply because it would never work, cant see Gaslight covering a Bruce song again, think thats been done and is well in the past now.
Think Tumbling Dice/She loves you is as near to a Christmas single as your gonna get this year.
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PostSubject: Re: Christmas Song ?   Sat Nov 27, 2010 8:52 am

jzancan wrote:
thecosmickid wrote:
Angry Johnny wrote:
isnt half the band jewish? dont know how that makes for good christmas music....just sayin.

Well christmas is older than christianity, so it doesn't really have anything to do with that religion. They just took that holiday when Rome became christians, because they already celebrated christmas.

Pretty sure Christmas isn't older than Christianity (after all, the name "Christmas" derives from "Christ's Mass"). The Dec. 25th date does parallel that of the solstice celebration, which was on the Roman calendar, but they're two different things.

Of course the english name for it is different -.-
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PostSubject: Re: Christmas Song ?   Sat Nov 27, 2010 9:31 am

kuruptlon wrote:
For my money it doesn't get any better than Bruce Springsteens Merry Christmas Baby

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wi9kvO2zL2E

I'm surprised no one suggested covering the Pogues Farytale in New York. Not that I would ever want them to cover that song, but it seemed like an obvious choice.

Bruce' version of Santa Claus Is Coming To Town is awesome too. He played it in the encores in Oslo in December 2007 on the first european leg of the Magictour.
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PostSubject: Re: Christmas Song ?   Sat Nov 27, 2010 9:33 am

The boy from Little Eden wrote:
I was wondering if any of you have any idea if tga would be coming out with possibly a christmas single , in my opinion I think it would be a great idea. If not a new song , mabey do a cover ? I was thinking somewhere along the lines of "I Believe In Father Christmas" , I think tga would do a great cover of this song or mabey even "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" "Merry Christmas Baby" A bruce springsteen holiday favorite.

New song, 'Santa's getting a tattoo'... santa
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PostSubject: Re: Christmas Song ?   Sun Dec 05, 2010 1:56 am

shameless...... BUT
I'm excited about this one... Me and six other people doing a lil "Jingle Medly."
Jingle bells, batman smells version, and jingle bell rock, turned out real nice.
Happy Holidays everyone!

http://soundcloud.com/the-well-being/jingle-batman-dashing-rock



Oh and the Killers have a new Christmas song, all proceeds goes to AIDS prevention in Africa. It's a great tune to "boot." Wink

(it's called Boots)
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PostSubject: Re: Christmas Song ?   Sun Dec 05, 2010 2:54 am

I don't know if this is a Christmas-y kinda song, but I definitely think they (Brian) could do a cover of Joni Mitchell's "River".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WM3vKiaKe_w

Robert Downey Jr did a version once as well...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxjQfFsQKuw

I associate it with Christmas cus it was used in an episode of the The Wonder Years that took place at Christmas. I'm old.

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PostSubject: Re: Christmas Song ?   Mon Dec 06, 2010 6:47 pm

brucesboots wrote:
The Pogues fairytale of New York is the best xmas song of all time, and should never be covered by any body simply because it would never work.

There was a documentary about the making of Fairytale... on BBC3 a few years back, it's available in 6 parts on Youtube. Includes the horrid version done by Ronan Keating... and Christy Moore's excellent version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0u3ZwAxG3M

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