God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

December 8, 2011 9:54 AM

We tried to write a jazzy, quiet version. This is what happened instead. Cheers!

posted by baltimoretim (4 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

I forgot: DIY video from archived footage here
posted by baltimoretim at 9:57 AM on December 8, 2011 [1 favorite]

This is pretty marvellous. Work on it a bit more, get some airplay, and set yourself up for life.
posted by cincinnatus c at 8:24 AM on December 14, 2011

I like this very much. It's one of my favourite carols anyway; I love its minor-key exhortation to be merry OR ELSE. It's definitely the only Christmas carol I can think of that mentions Satan.

Anyway. I like your version a lot, especially the vocals.
posted by Pallas Athena at 10:01 AM on December 17, 2011

Thanks! I think that a loud, rock style works for this because there's a weird tension in the chorus with a seventh chord under the word "comfort." It gives the song a little built in irony.
posted by baltimoretim at 7:32 PM on December 17, 2011

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