In anticipation of the 4th Annual Bigger Lovers/Photon Band Holiday Spectacular on Ice, happening this Friday (Dec. 2) at Johnny Brenda’s in Philadelphia (get tickets here),and in the holiday spirit of giving, we’re giving you a free download of our song “For Christ’s Sake.”
You might remember this piss, vinegar, and spiked eggnog fueled ballad from our third album, 2004’s “This Affair Never Happened… and Here are Eleven Songs About It.” It’s always been a bit of a square peg in a round hole: a holiday-themed song written in May, recorded on a balmy October afternoon, and released in March.
As for the origins of this tear-in-yer-eggnog slow jam, here’s how the song’s writer Bret Tobias remembers it:
“We were asked to contribute to a Christmas compilation and were riffing off title ideas at rehearsal. Someone came up with “For Christ’s Sake” and we all had a laugh and then quickly moved on to doing “Emmanuelle” for the umpteenth time or something. But the title stuck in my head, and as I started writing it became a little more heartfelt than intended. It was an interesting experiment, even though it’d be served better by someone who can belt soulfully with more aplomb. But I still like it.”
We hope you like it too.
Enjoy your free download, here.
And we hope to see you slow dancing to this one Friday night in Philly.