My Favourite Christmas Album: Bob Rivers and Twisted Radio- I Am Santa Claus

 

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With the Christmas Holidays coming up fast and everyone posting about Christmas albums, I thought I would post my favourite Christmas album of all time. The winner for me is “I Am Santa Claus” by Bob Rivers and Twisted Radio. For those who have never heard of Bob Rivers, he is a radio personality famous for his parodies, especially around Christmas time. “I Am Santa Claus” is the second of three Christmas parody albums by him; the other two are “Twisted Christmas” and “More Twisted Christmas.”

The majority of the tracks on the album, not all of them are songs, always make me hysterical even after all of these years and the ones that don’t send me into hysterics at least bring a smile to my face. There is the track “Walking Round in Women’s Underwear,” not that I have ever done this, that is just hilarious. Then take the title cut, “I Am Santa Claus” sung to the tune of none other than the famous Black Sabbath song “Iron Man.” I can’t help thinking that Ozzy and the lads give a thumbs up to this one.

Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath

That isn’t the only metallised song on the album. “Jingle Hells Bells” is sung in the form of AC//DC from the Bon Scott era and is a good funny metal song. There is one line from that song that I haven’t ever done and still would love to do. I would love to be “Drinking Jack Daniels while getting a back rub.” Maybe my wife will indulge me at Christmas.

AC/DC

AC/DC

Needless to say there many other amusing tracks which are parodies of Christmas carols like “I Came Upon a Roadkill Deer” and “Teddy the Red Nosed Senator” and although it’s not a song, I do love the “Letter to Santa” in the theme of The Godfather. But the one song that I have always thought was genius was the carol “Oh Little Town of Bethlehem” sung to the tune of that famous Animals classic “House of the Rising Sun.”

Track Listing:

1. There’s Another Santa Claus

2. Walking Round in Women’s Underwear

3. I Am Santa Claus

4. Manger 6

5. Oh Little Town of Bethlehem

6. I Came Upon a Roadkill Deer

7. Teddy the Red Nosed Senator

8. Grahbe Yehbalz

9. Letter to Santa Claus

10. Jingle Hells Bells

11. The Kids

12. The Magical Kingdom of Claus

13. What’s It To Ya

14. Didn’t I Get This Last Year

15. The Under the Tree World of Jacques Cousteau

16. Oh Christmas Tree

So if you want something different to listen to this holiday season, have a good listen to “I Am Santa Claus.” I guarantee you will laugh your rear end off. I don’t think I’ll be able to get on here again before Christmas, they got me working a 48 hour shift from the 23rd to Christmas Day and then there’s all the other pre- Christmas stuff that needs to be done. So, I would like to wish everybody reading this a very Merry Christmas and keep rocking on!

Next post: Supertramp- Breakfast in America

To buy Rock And Roll Children, go to http://www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/RockAndRollChildren.html

Also available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Froogle and on sale at Foyles Book Shop in London

p.s. It makes a good Christmas present

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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