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Cars were a common theme in early Beach Boys songs, notably "Little Deuce Coupe
," which was the template for this song that envisions Santa's sleigh as a Nordic Hot Rod: candy apple red with a 4-speed stick. Brian Wilson wrote the song with Mike Love
For The Beach Boys' Christmas Album
, the first side was original Christmas songs written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love, and the other side contained traditional favorites like "Frosty The Snowman
" and "White Christmas
." (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)
This was used in a popular Coke commercial featuring a moment of Christmas cheer between animated polar bears and penguins.
Hanson recorded this for their 1997 Christmas album Snowed In.
The renown Texas songwriter has been at it for 40 years, with tales to tell about The Flatlanders and The Clash - that's Joe's Tex-Mex on "Should I Stay or Should I Go?"
Billy Gould of Faith No More
Faith No More's bassist, Billy Gould, chats to us about his two new experimental projects, The Talking Book and House of Hayduk, and also shares some stories from the FNM days.
The Real Nick Drake
The head of Drake's estate shares his insights on the late folk singer's life and music.
You may not recognize his name, but you will certainly recognize Peter Lord's songs. He wrote the bevy of hits from Paula Abdul's second album, Spellbound
, plus a collection of other classics for the likes of Aftershock, Ali and Goodfellaz.