The JAC Christmas Crew, “Holiday On Mars” (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

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It’s totally understandable how overwhelming the holidays can be, so if you’re one of those people who would like nothing better than to disappear from the hustle and bustle, here’s a song for you, debuting right here in this space.

Recorded by the JAC Christmas Crew (an international ensemble featuring members of the Jangle Band, the Britannicas, and the Outryders, to name but a few lauded acts) “Holiday On Mars” says to hell with jingle bells and down with Christmas sales. Powered by a swirling mass of skintight guitars, piercing hooks and King Kong sized harmonies, the wickedly catchy song is additionally enlivened by the zippy buzz of a Theremin, which suitably furnishes a spacy edge to the proceedings.

To be enjoyed any time of the year, “Holiday On Mars” melds the instrumental gist of “Telstar” with the kind of hard rocking pop rhythms employed by bands such as the Sweet and the Plimsouls, resulting in one heck of a shining gem. Seething with energy and sass, the JAC Christmas Crew not only know how to write a good and witty song, but they also know how to arrange and deliver such wares in a cool and courageous manner.

That noted, “Holiday On Mars” is out of this world – pun intended!


*** Visit The JAC’s Bandcamp page for more cool tunes. ***

Beverly Paterson

Beverly Paterson

Beverly Paterson was born the day Ben E. King hit No. 4 with "Stand By Me" -- which is actually one of her favorite songs, especially John Lennon's version. She's contributed to Lance Monthly and Amplifier, and served as Rock Beat International's associate editor. Paterson has also published Inside Out, and Twist & Shake. Contact Something Else! at reviews@somethingelsereviews.com.
Beverly Paterson
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