December 21, 2006

Trainwreck Riders: ROCKIN’ the satin Forty-Niners jacket

I wanted to post up this video and song for several reasons:
1) It’s a non-traditional Christmas song and apparently that’s the theme around here lately
2) It’s filmed rad Super-8 style in San Francisco at several places I recognize

but mostly

3) dude’s rockin’ the same stylish satin Forty-Niners jacket that my dad sported in the ’80s (and possibly my little brother too):

Nothing says “Christmas” like some harmonica. I like the rolling, melancholy feeling of that song and the rambling walk-through-town feel of the video. The Trainwreck Riders are from San Francisco and have an interesting sound: a blend of old-time Americana, blues, and (on some songs) some good old Bay Area punk rock. Interesting trivia: They are pals with another San Francisco band I’ve been listening to more lately, Two Gallants. Here’s the mp3:

Christmas Time Blues – Trainwreck Riders

1 Comment

  • Watched the vid but couldn’t get past the fact that no one was playing harmonica in the live footage.

    Anonymous — December 23, 2006 @ 8:49 am

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