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The Grip Weeds - Under The Influence Of Christmas


"Veteran New Jersey powerpoppers the Grip Weeds offer chiming guitars by the sleighful on their entry into the Santa market...Worth a punt if you're looking for an alternative to yet another novelty reading of Sleigh Bells." - The Guardian (UK)

"This is the Christmas Album of the Year — and a good enough one to hopefully get the Grip Weeds the attention they’ve deserved for a decade-plus." - Sound+Vision

"Go on, add a little acid to Santa’s sherry." - Brum Beat

"The Grip Weeds have been blessed by no less than Little Steven (aka Bruce Springsteen's guitarist, Tony Soprano's consigliere, and proprietor of Wicked Cool Records). Their Under The Influence Of Christmas features guests from Paul Revere & the Raiders, the Smithereens, and the Left Banke on on a rousing mix of originals and less-than-predictable covers. Heavy, man!" - Hip

"This is what Power Pop is all about, people! All hail The Grip Weeds, the God's of Jingle Jangly guitars, sweet hooks, and rockin' rhythms!" -

"Their jangly guitars ring like church and sleigh bells, their organ chords glow like an open fire on which chestnuts roast, and their angelic harmonies would make their former choir masters beam with pride. With the Grip Weeds’ trademark sounds so full of holiday spirit and cheer, this record will put anyone who hears it, regardless of religious persuasion or Scrooge-like inclinations, under the influence of Christmas." - Baron Saturday

"The Grip Weeds pulled out all the stops to make this a distinctive, original, rock 'n roll take on Christmas..." -Mistletunes

"Under the Influence of Christmas is that rare holiday album that probably sounds as goodin the summer as it does in December." - Musoscribe

"Your Mojo-reading Uncle's perfect gift, sorted." - The Sunday Times (UK)

"Rock Christmas album of the year! Revel in those chiming Rickenbackers and soak up a true rarity - a great rock Christmas album that you'll actually want to hear again next year." - Maine Edge

"Four Stars...their harmonies and jangly 12-string Rickenbacker transform "Hark the Herald Angels Sing" into a first cousin to "Turn! Turn! Turn!"." - The Independent (UK)

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