Nov 302011

Oh, God. The other day, I went out to buy, I dunno, a lightbulb or something — and I was assaulted by my all-time un-favorite “Christmas” song: the Jackson 5 cynically caterwauling their way through “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town.” This, of course, means we’ve officially entered the season all us crotchety old music snobs love to hate: the month-long musical shit-tacular that is “the holidays.”

I think we took the high road a couple of years back, working together to compile a list of the best holiday season rock and soul ever recorded. Surely we can do better than that. Besides MJ’s aforementioned pre-adenoidal Xmas screeching — what’s the least tolerable music the music-retail complex hurls at us at this time of year?

I look forward to your responses.


Nov 272011

Sounds of the Hall in roughly 33 1/3 minutes!

In this week’s edition of Saturday Night Shut-In Mr. Moderator plays some of his selections for The Worst of the Best songs by favorite artists in his collection. You may remember this thread from earlier in the week, in which Townspeople chose their SINGLE WORST SONG from the prime era of 3 of their favorite bands. Tonight the Moderator airs some of his selections from among some of his cherished bands. You may suffer along with him or, who knows, you may find this the coolest collection of songs he’s ever played. Enjoy – and it’s never too late to add to the original thread or keep it going here.

[audio:|titles=RTH Saturday Night Shut-In, episode 55]

[Note: The Rock Town Hall feed will enable you to easily download Saturday Night Shut-In episodes to your digital music player. In fact, you can even set your iTunes to search for an automatic download of each week’s podcast.]


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