While we wait for Deep Purple to produce their Christmas album, the denizens of AMD-P have put together their own, available at K-Marts everywhere.
Songs include these seasonal favorites:
And as a special bonus, you get that famous Norwegian ditty, "Lutefisk, O Lutefisk":
O Lutefisk, O Lutefisk, how fragrant your aroma, O Lutefisk, O Lutefisk, you put me in a coma. You smell so strong, you look like glue, You taste just like an overshoe, But lutefisk, come Saturday, I think I'll eat you anyvay O Lutefisk, O lutefisk, I put you in the doorvay. I wanted you to ripen up just like they do in Norway. A dog came by and sprinkled you. I hit him with my overshoe. O lutefisk, now I suppose I'll eat you while I hold my nose. O Lutefisk, O lutefisk, how well I do remember. On Christmas Eve how we'd receive our big treat of December. It wasn't turkey or fried ham. It wasn't even pickled Spam. My mother knew there was no risk In serving buttered lutefisk. O Lutefisk, O lutefisk, now everyone discovers That lutefisk and lefse make Norwegians better lovers. Now all the world can have a ball. You're better than that Geritol. O lutefisk, with brennevin [Norwegian brandy] You make me feel like Errol Flynn. O Lutefisk, O lutefisk, you have a special flavor. O Lutefisk, O lutefisk, all good Norwegians savor. That slimy slab we know so well Identified by ghastly smell. Lutefisk, O lutefisk, Our loyalty won't waver.Sung to the tune of "O Tannenbaum"
Songsters extraordinaire include: Mark Davies, Barb Fox, Robert Gervais, Garry Smith, Jim Strange, and Trond J. Strøm. The DPWWW recently got hold of an EXCLUSIVE review of these singers' first(?) concert ever;
Review of the Live Performance of "Lutefisk, Oh Lutefisk"
The crowd was subdued at the "Garden" by a less than spectacular warm-up
opening performance by "Wild T and the Christmas Spirit".
As TJS grabbed the mike and let out a heart stopping scream, the crowd
settled in to the groove of the evening as they knew that THIS was the reason
they came. "L,OL" started slowly enough with the melody developed by Mark.
Then Smithy brought up the beat with a familier MWFT beat. The Strange Man
joined in, stealing the haunting lead melody from Mark as Robert kept the
bottom booming, no matter how wild the action was "up front". Big Trond
started the first verse smoothly but could he hit those high studio notes
during this live performance? The answer soon came as Trond belted out the
chorus as the crowd went wild. He sounded just like he did 25 years ago. Then
the sweet voice of Barb echoed the chorus as Trond bridged to the second
verse. After the second verse of "L,OL" finished, the Strange Man went into
his solo with the speed of a runaway freight train. As he careened out of
control Mark stole the show with his trademark keyboard riff. The whole time
this madness was going on, Robert kept his steady bass line. Smithy just
played as clean as ever and the whole thing blended into a crowd pleasing
Great Tidings of Good Cheer and the fans were "sore afraid".
Well, it's true that the AE didn't do an encore at the Garden but those of us lucky enough to be invited to the after-show party at the Holiday Inn in Newark, NJ got treated with this little ditty:
(Sung to the tune of "Walking in a Winter Wonderland")
Walkin' "Round in Women's Underwear Lacy things the wife is missin', didn't ask for her permission I'm wearin' her clothes, her silk pantyhose, walkin' 'round in women's underwear In the store, there's a teddy, with little straps, like spaghetti It holds me so tight, like handcuffs at night, walkin' 'round in women's underwear In the office, there's a guy named Melvin He pretends that I am Murphy Brown He'll say "Are you ready?" I'll say "Whoa, man, Let's wait until the wife is outta' town!" Later on, if you wanna', we can dress like Madonna Put on some eye shade, and join the parade, Walkin' 'round in women's underwear
As if that wasn't enough we also managed to find a picture of the band at the after-show party. Reports tell us that the legendary "Snowman" was among the people greeting AE after the show. Some people even say that he's in this picture...