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Eagles Of Death Metal – EODM Presents: A Boots Electric Christmas (EP) (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Eagles Of Death Metal – EODM Presents: A Boots Electric Christmas (EP) (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/96kHz | Time – 00:15:32 minutes | 315 MB | Genre: Pop, Christmas
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Eagles of Death Metal (AG Records 2017) PS

The EAGLES OF DEATH METAL honor us in 2021 with their very own version of a Christmas album, which will be released in the form of “A Boots Electric Christmas”.

Hughes puts his signature aural alter-ego Boots Electric stamp on a half-dozen electrified interpretations of perennial holiday classics that include “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” “Put A Little Love In Your Heart,” “O Holy Night,” “Little Drummer Boy,” and “Little Town Of Bethlehem.” The sonic highlight rounding out the EP is an extraordinary, and quite stirring, a cappella rendition of “O Holy Night” featuring Hughes and EODM bandmate Joshua Homme on vocals.

“Just a few songs to warm your heart during Christmas time. I hope you like them. May Christmas bring peace to you all. Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, I love you, and God bless you all.” Hughes said of this new, winter-wonderful holiday EP.

The Christmas album, an exercise as typical as it is traditional for American artists, spares no genre. From crooners (Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin) to metalheads (Rob Halford), via all the greats of soul (James Brown), pop (Beach Boys) or country (Willie Nelson): everyone must take a turn. So a Yuletide record from the Eagles of Death Metal is hardly a surprise. But there is no telling how they will approach the material. We know how the offbeat humour in Jessie Devil Hughes’s band can set sparks flying. Except that, on this occasion, the untamed frontman has moderated his madness, making for an EP with a rather classic Christmas sound. Of course, the singer is still his usual quirky self, the visual design of A Boots Electric Christmas announcing the overall theme. But despite the title, this album is more about respecting heritage and traditions than about tearing them down. This electric Christmas is actually very acoustic in spirit. In the end, what lends the exercise its fun and levity is Hughes’s vocals. He brings mirth and mischief to many verses, like on Put a Little Love in Your Heart. After all, too much cloying sentimentality at Christmas can make you sicker than a Turkey overdose at Thanksgiving. By avoiding this pitfall, the Eagles of Death Metal deliver a record to listen to by the fire with a neighbour, chuckling at each other’s bad Christmas jumpers. – Chief Brody

1. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (01:48)
2. Put A Little Love In Your Heart (03:03)
3. O Holy Night (02:54)
4. Little Drummer Boy (02:43)
5. O Little Town Of Bethlehem (02:15)
6. O Holy Night (A Cappella) (02:49)


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