The holiday season is upon us. Decorations are in stores, lights are on homes, Black Friday lurks at the end of this week. It’s here. We’ve decided to tackle the season head on and in style by kicking things off with A Drunk and Horny Christmas.
If I were to simply listen to the tracks devoid of any association with titles, I would not think I was listening to a Christmas album. I mean, I wouldn’t think “Barack Obama Christmas” was a holiday tune if I didn’t see the word “Christmas” at the end of the title and the shout of “Merry Christmas, everybody!” at the end of the song.
“Let’s Get Naked” and “You Da Man Jose” definitely don’t have the holiday spirit unless you gravitate toward depression during the winter months, and many of us do. Painfully honest and devoid of any attempts to soften the blows, Drunk and Horny comes out like an intoxicated relative ready to share with uncomfortable honesty.
The first three tracks come in safely under three minutes. More than half the album’s running time is committed to the song “Christmas Time” – repeating for more than seven minutes. I think this song should be used to replace waterboarding, but I really don’t know which would be worse.
I love Ryan Avery’s work with Fathers Day. And Andrew Jemsek is in more projects I admire than I can rightly name without being exclusive. This is not one of them. That doesn’t mean I’m not thinking of giving it to everyone I know for the holidays. In fact, I’m definitely considering sending A Drunk and Horny Christmas as a gift to all my closest friends for the holidays, which is an option through their bandcamp page. Just click “Send as Gift” here and you’re set.
And, of course, we can’t forget to mention the Christmas Special: a presentation of the film Christmas Torture followed by a set from the Drunk and Horny Orchestra. It all happens at the Trunk Space on December 14th. More information on the event here. Hope to see you there!