“This is a rock and roll show, remember, and we expect you to behave accordingly…” Photos provided by Jay Spooner Photography
Recorded by: Jim McLain
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?)