Shuffle Aces: My Chemical Romance – All I Want For Christmas
The band I’m in – The Hellbenders – plays punk/rock covers of mainstream songs, and part of that process is looking around for new ideas. We are in the midst of planning a Christmas in July gig, so hunting down Christmas track ideas is on the go. This track from My Chemical Romance is a brilliant take on the Mariah Carey All I Want For Christmas track. Like all good covers in this genre, it starts out lulling you into the belief that it may well be a faithful remake, but just when you are getting comfortable it goes ball to the wall. I’ve always loved this version – and there’s a good chance it will find its way into our setlist.
You can find all the Shuffle Ace tracks – including this one – on a Spotify playlist here.
Shuffle Aces is a series of posts that highlights a song of the week that “shuffling” has brought forth. With all the streaming services it’s not just an iPod on shuffle mode that we use to discover new stuff, but the principle remains the same: hit play and wait to see what gems come forth.