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#568839 - 12/05/19 11:32 AM [User Showcase] There Won't Be No Christmas This Year © J Hughes
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Here is another Christmas song I'd like to share ...
A story about the year when there was no Christmas...
Its different from my usual country songs...
And I hope you enjoy it.
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There Won't Be No Christmas This Year © J Hughes

Well there won't be no Christmas this year
No there won't be no Christmas this year
Santa got mugged by the LA cops
Twenty of them really roughed him up
So there won't be no Christmas this year

He was stopped somewhere they say in East LA
Both tail lights were out on his sleigh
They say his horses were so dead stoned
It must have been the junk that he kept them on
They had mutated ears and they thought they could fly away

Well I saw the tape some one made of the incident
But unnecessary force wasn't evident
When he was brought down by the one who made the stop
He moved his head so they wised him up
Until he resisted no more on the cold cement

So there won't be no Christmas this year
No there won't be no Christmas this year
Santa and his gang are now in jail
Since they ain't crooked no one pays their bail
And there won't be no Christmas this year
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#568846 - 12/05/19 11:50 AM [User Showcase] Re: There Won't Be No Christmas This Year © J Hughes [Re: Jim]
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Hey Jim,

Man, talk about pushing the sides of the envelope!!

This is so different from what I'm used to hearing from you, I had no idea you had a rock side!

Love that riff, drums are cool too, great vocal!

I love this, well done!

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#568847 - 12/05/19 11:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: There Won't Be No Christmas This Year © J Hughes [Re: Jim]
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Jim, this is a masterpiece. The lyrics are inspired and the music is hard-hitting. Well done.
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#568859 - 12/05/19 01:21 PM [User Showcase] Re: There Won't Be No Christmas This Year © J Hughes [Re: Jim]
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Much enjoyed Jim,
Like the lyrics and the music.
Somewhat surreal and very well done.
Cheers.
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#568873 - 12/05/19 03:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: There Won't Be No Christmas This Year © J Hughes [Re: Jim]
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LMAO, funniest thing I've heard in a long time!! Great work, this should be in rotation on any radio station that plays all-Christmas. Way to go!
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#568943 - 12/06/19 12:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: There Won't Be No Christmas This Year © J Hughes [Re: Jim]
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Dystopian Christmas - sounds like an Australian Mob - The Beasts of Bourbon.
Very good fun and lots going on.
My hearing suggests there's more treble happening on the left.
Your vocals are the stand out feature - cooool.
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#569005 - 12/06/19 11:54 AM [User Showcase] Re: There Won't Be No Christmas This Year © J Hughes [Re: Jim]
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That was really something completely different smile Not just from you but on the forum. Really made me smile, good to have some humorous Christmas tune for a while. Enjoyable heavy rock instrumentation and your vocal fits like beard on Santa. Thanks Jim for your Holiday surprise!

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#569016 - 12/06/19 12:41 PM [User Showcase] Re: There Won't Be No Christmas This Year © J Hughes [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Hey Jim,

Man, talk about pushing the sides of the envelope!!

This is so different from what I'm used to hearing from you, I had no idea you had a rock side!

Love that riff, drums are cool too, great vocal!

I love this, well done!



Had to quote Dave on this. Nail on the head.

This is AWESOME!

This is ONE song I wouldn't mind hearing many Christmases in a row...

Truly Original.

fj

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#569073 - 12/06/19 07:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: There Won't Be No Christmas This Year © J Hughes [Re: Jim]
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Quote:

BlueAttitude
Man, talk about pushing the sides of the envelope!!

This is so different from what I'm used to hearing from you, I had no idea you had a rock side!

Love that riff, drums are cool too, great vocal!

I love this, well done!


Thanks
Dave
Even though you’re making me blush…
Your comments & support are always appreciated.

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musician17
Jim, this is a masterpiece. The lyrics are inspired and the music is hard-hitting. Well done.


Thanks
James
Wow … Hard hitting music & inspired lyrics… Awesome words,,,
Your comments & support are always appreciated.

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RichMac
Much enjoyed Jim,
Like the lyrics and the music.
Somewhat surreal and very well done.
Cheers.


Thanks
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“Somewhat surreal and very well done”…
Those comments & your support are greatly appreciated.
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#569305 - 12/08/19 04:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: There Won't Be No Christmas This Year © J Hughes [Re: Jim]
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Wow loved this. I too loved the riff in the song. Maybe a touch of Nirvana. Wowser.

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#569349 - 12/08/19 11:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: There Won't Be No Christmas This Year © J Hughes [Re: Jim]
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Jim,
Thank you for surprising me with that Christmas gut punch!!
Really good/bad attitude comes through on the vocals and the lyrics are the best darkly funny Christmas song I`ve heard in a long time.
Way to go for letting us hear this side of your music.

Robert

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#569423 - 12/08/19 07:55 PM [User Showcase] Re: There Won't Be No Christmas This Year © J Hughes [Re: Jim]
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Jim

Excellent work - quite a different Christmas feel!

Clever and entertaining.

Peter

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#569455 - 12/09/19 02:10 AM [User Showcase] Re: There Won't Be No Christmas This Year © J Hughes [Re: Jim]
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Dear Jim,

I don't know where to begin, because everything about this song is so incredibly good.

I'm not that much into Christmas songs, I must admit, but I must agree with Floyd: I'd really like to hear more of that style !

What an intro - I simply wouldn't trust my ears and had to make sure I had not accidentally clicked another song - BRILLIANT !

The lyrics are amazing - yes, funny at first sight, even very funny. But I'm more than sure that this is a bitter parabel on incidents that sadly enough happen to be real. And if that is so, I think there's far mor Christian expressiveness in your lines than in most of those Christmas tunes that are tootling in the malls this time of the year.

And BTW, it is exactly the way I love serious issues to be approached - it's 'Hats off' simply for those lyrics.

Your Vocal is just perfect for that song, the arrangement si stunning !

Jim, old cowboy that I thought you were: If I may utter a request: Please write and perform more, many more songs of that genre - you're simply too good in that to deny us the fruits of that talent.

You see: I'm stunned, excited and mostz impressed by this one.

Thanks for posting that gem. Oh yes: I really enjoud that really corresponding vide - nice job on this one, too!

Take care,

Stefan

PS: Of course I couldn't help remebering one of my favorite Arlo Guthrie tunes which was very funny, too, but also transported a cause:

The Pause of Mr Claus


Edited by Crossroads (12/09/19 02:16 AM)

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#569546 - 12/09/19 12:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: There Won't Be No Christmas This Year © J Hughes [Re: Jim]
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TuneMonger
LMAO, funniest thing I've heard in a long time!! Great work, this should be in rotation on any radio station that plays all-Christmas. Way to go!

Thanks
Bob
Where can we find that station wink?
Still your comments & support are always appreciated.
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#569553 - 12/09/19 12:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: There Won't Be No Christmas This Year © J Hughes [Re: Jim]
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rayc
Dystopian Christmas - sounds like an Australian Mob - The Beasts of Bourbon.
Very good fun and lots going on.
My hearing suggests there's more treble happening on the left.
Your vocals are the stand out feature - cooool.

Thanks
Ray
Dystopian Christmas smile
A good song title…
But I think its been done…

I checked out The Beasts of Bourbon…
Pretty cool…
Maybe someday I’ll steal from them smile

Thanks again…
Your comments & support are always appreciated.

BTW…
About the treble...
You may be correct...
I can’t hear out of my right ear right now…
Everything seems to be mono in my left ear wink .
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#569571 - 12/09/19 01:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: There Won't Be No Christmas This Year © J Hughes [Re: Jim]
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This is not a traditional Christmas song; but could become a new tradition! I suggest reposting it next year again.

Cool song that I didn't see coming. A lot of fun. I think I hurt my neck headbanging. You really should have a disclaimer for that kind of thing.

Anyway, thanks for sharing!
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#569586 - 12/09/19 03:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: There Won't Be No Christmas This Year © J Hughes [Re: Jim]
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This is the surprise packet of the season - Big Bad Jim getting down and dirty, turning Christmas music on its head.
Jim, this is inspired. Your voice, the riff, the sound and arrangement just work together to make a great song. Loved the vid too.
Thanks for sharing this and brightening our Christmas.
Scary Christmas grin ,
Mike


Edited by mkg50 (Mike G) (12/09/19 03:20 PM)
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#569769 - 12/10/19 03:41 PM [User Showcase] Re: There Won't Be No Christmas This Year © J Hughes [Re: Jim]
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WOW, quite a departure for you Jim!! Kind of a dark weird punk rock thing........But it works great!! I think you nailed it!! Take care. Greg

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#569963 - 12/11/19 01:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: There Won't Be No Christmas This Year © J Hughes [Re: Jim]
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Jim, this is awesome!!! I was expecting something different for sure coming from you...perhaps something with a country flavor! If this a had a couple of distorted guitars in it, it would be an Alice Cooper tune...yes you heard right Alice Cooper!! That is a compliment btw! It's strangely beautiful and something that just leads you on...hard to turn away from! Thoroughly enjoyed by me...great to hear something in a different genre from you! Thanks, Torrey
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#570003 - 12/11/19 04:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: There Won't Be No Christmas This Year © J Hughes [Re: Jim]
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What a wild ride, Jim. Love the instrumentation! Top-notch lyrics. Ha!

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