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THE BRITANNICAS - Chris Hillman Christmas

from I See Things Differently by The JAC

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The regular Britannicas line-up is augmented by Ian Simpson on pedal steel. Originally released in 2009, the song has turned up on no less than 3 compilations.

Firstly, on the "Merry Rock Against Bullshit Vol.4" CD compilation in 2009, on the "Kool Kat Kristmas" compilation on the same label that brought you the Britannica's debut album and finally, on the various artists compilation titled "Power-Chords, Harmonies and Mistletoe" on the Twist Records in 2011.

It was an enormous thrill when Chris Hillman wrote me an email and intimated that I was a bit of a whackjob.



I don't need to see your name in brighter lights
I just wanna hear your songs in people's hearts
I'd rather listen to Jesus than to Wilco
I'd rather go back to Jail if I see the Eagles reform again

You could teach a cat or two about rock n' roll
You can smoke the bluegrass anytime
I wish I could see you this christmas
I'd love to spend some time with you and yours
Wishing you a very merry christmas
I hope the new year always brings to you your just rewards

The bass in my rig's in overdrive
I don't need those little pills to help me fly
You're the one that always guides me home
And if we ever get to meet I won't have a single question about Gram

I wish I could see you this christmas
I'd love to spend some time with you and yours
Are we thinking about the same question
Who are these city boys playing vegetarian country?


from I See Things Differently, track released December 1, 2009

JOE ALGERI - lead vocals, drums (Australia)
HERB EIMERMAN - bass, backing vocals (USA)
MAGNUS KARLSSON - guitar, backing vocals (Sweden)

Plus special guest:
IAN SIMPSON - pedal steel (Australia)

Written and produced by Joe Algeri


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Egomaniac Music is the home for Joe Algeri and related musical interests. Joe is a songwriter and producer from Perth, Western Australia now known as the JAC. He is also a member of The Jangle Band, The Outryders (AUST) and the Britannicas (AUST/SWE/USA). ... more

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