Massive Wagons – On the First Day of Christmas I got ‘Christmas Single’ (Video Review)

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On December 14, 2014
Last modified:June 4, 2015

Summary:

Chuck's version was a belter and Massive Wagons version is just as good. A fun five star performance from the Carnforth Five.

christmas-jumperOn the first day of Christmas PlanetMosh gave to me Massive Wagons Rocking a-round the tree! If you sing it right it fits the tempo of Partridge in a pear tree! Yesterday Massive Wagons released their video to Christmas Single a cover of  Run Run Rudolph  a Christmas song written by Johnny Marks and Marvin Brodie and recorded by Chuck Berry in 1958 (more info here). If you haven’t seen it yet watch it below. Despite the fact that I hate Christmas jumpers nearly as much as I hate onesies (which I loathe and abide with a passion) it’s an absolute ‘Christmas Cracker’

Chuck’s version was a belter and Massive Wagons version is just as good. A great rhythm, added riffage from Adam teamed with Barry’s powerful vocals make for a rip-roaring Christmas Single. The video is great fun, apart from the jumpers and Barry making obsence gestures with the carrot nose on Adam’s snowman special, there is a tasteful line in Christmas hats, Barry in a Christmas Pudding hat complete with pom pom and the Thistlethwaite brothers in Santa hats. There’s flashing, tinsel, guitar licking, air guitaring and a dancing Rudolph! Barry’s final words ‘Merry Christmas Chuck’

My final words – A fun five star performance from the Carnforth Five.

Let’s see what PlanetMosh give me over the next eleven days!

Massive Wagons interview at Hard Rock Hell 7 – 29/11/13
Massive Wagons interview at Hard Rock Hell 7 – 29/11/13

Massive Wagons are:

Baz Mills – Vocals
Adam Thistlethwaite – Guitar
Carl Cochrane – Guitar
Bowz Bouskill – Bass
Alex Thistlethwaite – Drums

Christmas Single isn’t for sale it was made for Fun, with a capital F, but their album Fight the System which you can purchase through the Amazon link on this page got a five star review from PlanetMosh earlier this year and is one of the albums which you can vote for in our PlanetMosh readers album of the year poll here

 

Chuck's version was a belter and Massive Wagons version is just as good. A fun five star performance from the Carnforth Five.

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!