The Grip Weeds have delivered a very groovy Christmas album, featuring new yuletide originals alongside reworkings of classic rock and traditional holiday songs, all arranged in their own inimitable “sparkling, insanely catchy psych-pop” style that will make you hear the colors and see the sounds of Christmas. The band invited some special guest artists to help with the proceedings: Mark Lindsay (of Paul Revere & the Raiders), Myke Scavone and Gar Francis (The Doughboys) on the original “Santa Make Me Good”, Pat Dinizio and Jim Babjak (The Smithereens) on The Pretenders’ “2000 Miles”, George Cameron (The Left Banke) on “For The Holidays” (another new original), Vince Grogan (Third Of Never, Buzzed Meg) on a rocking version of Jethro Tull’s “A Christmas Song”, and Pete Horvath, Rob Farrell (The Anderson Council) on a very Who-like “Welcome Christmas” from "How The Grinch Stole Christmas"! The record is the anti-humbug for the discerning music fan who's looking for a hit of lysergic eggnog this holiday season.
Under The Influence Of Christmas will be available on CD and MP3 at all major music outlets including Kool Kat
on Dec 6th but the band is already shipping it from their website
as a download, CD or vinyl.