December 22, 2010 – 3:54 am

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Viva Christmas 2009 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Crofoot Ballroom, Pontiac, MI; December 10, 2009. Very good audience recording.

While those in the hot tropics dream of a White Christmas, let’s spare a thought to those affected by the snowy weather in Europe and elsewhere.

Meanwhile, as the Los Straitjackets site says:
What happens when a squadron of guitar-wielding Lucha Libra heroes on their way to rescue Santa Claus get lost on their way to North Pole and end up wandering the strees of East LA? Well, a tree trimming party hosted by none other than the King of Rock y Roll, of course. Awakening after a three-day bender with a tinsel hangover, El Vez and Los Straitjackets emerged with a vision for a Holiday party that will add a little tequila to your Egg Nog  and swaddle the Baby Jesus in a fashionable Mexican blanket.

Here’s to a surfin’ good Christmas, Tex-Mex-style.

Thanks to ninkaasi for taping the show and sharing the tracks on Dime.

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (these are high quality MP3s - sample rate of 224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

Due to the size of some of the files, please be very patient when downloading the tracks. It could be that the server was very busy. Please try again later. Kindly email us at [email protected] if you encounter persistent problems downloading the files.

Disc 1
Track 01. Here Comes Santa Claus (3.8MB)
Track 02. Holiday Twist (4.8MB)
Track 03. El Vez Speaks (3.3MB)
Track 04. Blue Suede Shoes/Santa’s Boots (3.7MB)
Track 05. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (2.8MB)
Track 06. Santa’s Got a Brand New Bag (6.3MB)
Track 07. More El Vez (4.6MB)
Track 08. Donde Esta Santa Claus (3.9MB)
Track 09. Deck the Halls (3.8MB)
Track 10. Jingle Bell Rock (5.2MB)
Track 11. Silver Bells (9.3MB)
Track 12. Jolly Old St. Nicholas/In the Ghetto (8.1MB)
Track 13. Sliegh Ride (3.5MB)
Track 14. Marshmallow World (890k)
Track 15. Rock Pt. 2/Little Drummer Boy (5.4MB)

Disc 2
Track 16. El Vez (2.3MB)
Track 17. I Wish Every Day Was Like Christmas (6.2MB)
Track 18. El Vez (4.5MB)
Track 19. Merry Christmas Baby (3.4MB)
Track 20. Let it Snow (3.2MB)
Track 21. El Vez (4.2MB)
Track 22. Joy to the World (6.8MB)
Track 23. Elvettes Intros (7.8MB)
Track 24. Santa Claus is Back in Town (3.5MB)
Track 25. The Christmas Song (4.3MB)
Track 26. Happy Trails/I’m Dreaming of a Brown Christmas (6.4MB)
Track 27. Audience (4.9MB)
Track 28. Itchy Chicken (5.2MB)
Track 29. Eddie vs. Teen Beat (7.5MB)
Track 30. Tailspin (5.9MB)
Track 31. Pacifica (4.5MB)
Track 32. Feliz Navidad (4.1MB)

Click on the link to order Los Straitjackets’ Yuletide Beat.

  1. 8 Responses to “LOS STRAITJACKETS - CHRISTMAS 2009”

  2. Thanks for this post! We saw El Vez and Los Straitjackets in SF on this tour. It’s great to have a recording from this show.

    By John on Dec 22, 2010

  3. Stunningly shocking. I am highly offensive.

    By Timmy on Dec 22, 2010

  4. A Surf Christmas. This will be fun. I am disgusting.

    By Sking on Dec 23, 2010

  5. Saw El Vez at Elvis’ club in Memphis in ‘98 or so. Very fun. Thanks for the post. (Me, I’m just pretty gross…)

    By rick on Dec 24, 2010


    By sluggo on Dec 24, 2010

  7. Niceness!! Thanks BIG O! An XLNT Xmas cd by one of my fave surf bands.Keep the xmas stuff coming while it’s that time of year and best wish’s for the holidays

    By corndogg on Dec 15, 2013

  8. Fantastico (Soy monstruoso)

    By Senor Cruz on Dec 26, 2016

  9. Have all the files been removed? I can’t download any of the track

    By Del on Oct 26, 2018

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