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Merry Xmas From the Space-Age Bachelor Pad
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Classical
What holiday cocktail party would be complete without some zooma-zoom-zoom and doo-doo-doo to add to all of the ho-ho-hos? Take some Christmas classics, add a little retro sci-fi, hand it off to Seņor Juan Esquivel and let... more »
What holiday cocktail party would be complete without some zooma-zoom-zoom and doo-doo-doo to add to all of the ho-ho-hos? Take some Christmas classics, add a little retro sci-fi, hand it off to Señor Juan Esquivel and let him shake. (Or stir.) The result is still the same, as Merry Christmas from the Space Age Bachelor Pad turns every lounge into a swingin' Santa joint. The real highlight here is a reworking of "Jingle Bells" as only a masterfully hip maestro like Esquivel could achieve, with the help of some latter-day cocktailors from Combustible Edison. There's also a surprise cut, not a holiday classic per se, but a festive tune all the same: "I Feel Merely Marvelous," an old B side from Esquivel's heyday that was all but forgotten until now. Who knows--with the right mix of mistletoe and martinis, "I Feel Merely Marvelous" could become a seasonal favorite yet. --Steve Gdula
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Yuletide fun for the martini set. Yum!
W. Doyle | USA | 02/11/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Throwing a Xmas cocktail party and need some tunes to set the mood? Look no further. The CD begins with a spoken word bit featuring the cheeky Esquivel himself welcoming you into his home and giving you a little "tour" of his pad. What follows is about 30 minutes of weird takes on Xmas favorites, with some of the sounds being pretty out there. Cheesy? Sometimes. Kitschy? Often. Fun? Always. My only complaint is that it is so short."
It's better than they say it is
Anthony J Ceci II | gaithersburg, MD United States | 12/16/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This collection of Esquivel's christmas music is NOT a cheap, thrown together affair. Some of the compositions are a little more traditional, but listen to Frosty the Snowman and the track right after it- Pure lounge, quality music. I give it two thumbs up."
The BEST Christmas album ever! The happiest album ever!
Anthony J Ceci II | 08/30/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is TOO happy! If this does not bring a smile to your face, let alone make you laugh out loud, you are really a Grinch! Plus, it is very creative! It is unbelievable!Christmas music IS cheesy! "Respectable" christmas music is the real absurdity! Equivel! honestly seems to want to just entertain, and leave his audience in a good mood! THE christmas album for those who thought they would never buy a Christmas album! BUY! BUY! BUY!"