I’ve been listening to a lot of Neko Case lately (like, a LOT), and I was going to do an album review of Fox Confessor Brings the Flood, but then I realized: It’s December! Why am I not reviewing Christmas songs?? And then I remembered seeing somewhere that Neko Case recorded a Christmas song called “Santa Left a Booger in My Stocking” with Meat Loaf. And I thought to myself “Well that’s an interesting combination! Why have I not looked that up yet?”
Well, it turns out she recorded the song with Meatwad, a character from the long-running Adult Swim cartoon Aqua Teen Hunger Force, NOT Meat Loaf, of Bat Out of Hell and “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)” fame.
It kind of weird and delightful at the same time, like Sesame Street After Dark, if that were a thing. It’s a lot milder than that sounds though, especially when you consider that this is Aqua Teen Hunger Force, which is usually a lot raunchier. But then again Meatwad is the innocent character of the cast, so it could still technically make it on Sesame Street. It’s got that children’s variety show feel to it. Speaking of which, I wonder if Neko’s been on Sesame Street? Is she more the Yo Gabba Gabba! type?
Okay, sorry, got way off track there. The song itself is kind of catchy and the back and forth between Neko (who always sounds great) and Meatwad is actually kinda charming, in a perverse way. And it’s nice to have a silly Christmas song every once in awhile!
I guess I don’t have much to say about this song (yet again), but then it’s not what I was expecting at all. It was a complete surprise. But a good one! And fun. I might just have to add this one to my Christmas playlist, if only to see people’s reactions to it.