Melvins Put Their Own Spin On Classic Christmas Song


(Classic Rock) The Melvins have put their own unique spin on the classic Christmas song "Carol Of The Bells" for Amazon Prime's exclusive compilation, Indie for the Holidays.

"The song has scared us since we were children," Melvins King Buzzo told Stereogum. "That's why we wanted to do it." Carol Of The Bells may sound like the tough matriarch from that family a few streets away, but it's actually the title of a song which will ramp up your anxiety levels during what some optimists have described as the 'most wonderful time of the year'.

The four-note folk tune, based on a Ukrainian chant called Shchedryk (translation: bountiful), was written by Mykola Leontovych and Peter J. Wilhousky. It wasn't originally a Christmas carol, but a song about a bird wishing prosperity on a family home. Only in later years did it mutate into this festive banger you'll hear significantly more times than the mantra of the flatulent: 'pass the sprouts'. Check it out here.

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