Last Show. Huge thanks to Jay Spooner Photography for use of the photos! If you’ve never heard the band live before, be prepared to hear some things that may offend you, some things that will make you laugh out loud and some things that will make you jump up and yell “Rock and Roll!!”
So the kids were demanding Christmas music in the car yesterday, so I put this on and made it about halfway through the second song before a bleeped out F word happened and I had to change it… but it made me wonder if this was on youtube yet. Nope. So here you go- all Sacramento bands doing either their own Christmas composition or a cover of a Christmas classic. I am tagging all of the band members who I am friends with- feel free to tag others.
1 –The Decibels White Christmas 1:58
2 –Okra Pickles Get Some Santa Claus 3:22
3 –Magnolia Thunderfinger Deadbeat X-Mas 3:19
4 –The Brodys Frosty The Snowman 2:22
5 –Hung (3) T’was The Night Before Christmas 4:33
6 –Pocket Change (4) Happy Christmas (War Is Over) 3:09
7 –Universal Groove I Wanna Be A Reindeer 3:49
8 –Frank Jordan Long Night 3:38
9 –Hurt (8) The Grinch Who Stole Christmas 2:53
10 –Willknots I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus 2:46
11 –Firepie Christmas Folly 4:10
12 –Kozlo Swicky Phil The Dentist 3:24
13 –Kaya Silent Night 3:04
14 –Luckie Strike My X-Mas 1:58
15 –Trunk Blue Christmas 2:02
16 –Playground Merry Christmas 1:51
17 –Solarface Father Christmas 4:03
18 –Far Do They Know It’s Christmas Featuring – Chino Moreno, Grady Avenell 4:54
Here’s another incomplete Magnolia Thunderfinger show from that VHS tape I got a while back. This one features the band decked out in suits & ties. Probably the most consistently lit of the 3.
Recorded by: “I’m pretty sure some dude named Willie filmed this. He followed us around for a few years…filmed a ton of gigs…then just disappeared.”… well Skid, you obviously did something to piss poor Willie off. 🙂
Here’s the final incomplete Magnolia Thunderfinger show from that VHS tape I got a while back. This one is from a venue I had not hear of before- Nevada Club in Grass Valley. It took me some time to research where this place was!
Recorded by: “I’m pretty sure some dude named Willie filmed this. He followed us around for a few years…filmed a ton of gigs…then just disappeared.” There is a phone number written on the inside of the tape case. I just called it. Nope. Disconnected
So I found this video for sale in one of our local COOL record shops. I checked with Jim McLain and was surprised to hear that it appears to be uncirculated! What a find!
The camera performs some extreme light adjustment when shotting skid (and the Old I lighted sign) and other members away from the light. It’s cool once you get used to it.
Recorded by: Unknown (Susana Halfon possibly?)