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December 20, 2010 12:45 PM   Subscribe

Carol of the Bells is a well known, traditional handbell song. Carol of the Belts, not so much. (NSFW, SLYT). From Here Come the Mummies.
posted by SLC Mom (17 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
This is stretching the NSFW tag somewhat. Pelvic movement is now dangerous? Or is it mummies?
posted by stonepharisee at 12:51 PM on December 20, 2010 [2 favorites]


My favorite variation on this song is Schaffer the Darklord's "Terror of the Bells." (Available free as part of the Come Down the Chimney EP.)
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 12:55 PM on December 20, 2010


Cthulhu Of The Bells
posted by The Whelk at 12:57 PM on December 20, 2010 [3 favorites]


Carol of the Bed Intruder
posted by schmod at 1:05 PM on December 20, 2010 [2 favorites]


Carol of the Bells
posted by dirtdirt at 1:10 PM on December 20, 2010


As i've always maintained, That is one freaky, scary sounding song
posted by The Whelk at 1:11 PM on December 20, 2010


This is stretching the NSFW tag somewhat. Pelvic movement is now dangerous? Or is it mummies?

I think it's Not Safe For Werewolves. They consider mummies to be very offensive to their belief system.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 1:13 PM on December 20, 2010


I came here to link the same song as The Whelk. Carry on.
posted by hippybear at 1:25 PM on December 20, 2010


I can't decide whether to show my handbell choir this video.
posted by Melismata at 1:46 PM on December 20, 2010


I work at a museum that hosted the traveling exhibition To Live Forever: Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum of Art. For years, we had offered our members a very enjoyable, yet very formulaic opening that involved light refreshments and a lecture. With an aging demographic this works. But when all you do is this, you just get an aging demographic.

So with this exhibition, we wanted to do something different. That's where Here Come the Mummies come in, so to speak. To kick off the exhibition for our members, we invited them to a party featuring this band as the evening's entertainment. This was also the first opening for members that was a Friday night party rather than a Sunday afternoon lecture. A lot of their songs work in this vein (no pun intended). Titles include "Single Entendre" and "Walk of Shame." While the sunject matter and the puns were a little blue for some of our members, the band was great and our members had a wonderful time. It was by far one of the most successful openings we've ever had.

So if you get the chance to see either the exhibition or Here Come the Mummies, or better yet both, do so.
posted by Verdant at 1:52 PM on December 20, 2010 [1 favorite]


I love the claymation variant
posted by smcameron at 2:30 PM on December 20, 2010


It was refreshing to see (hear) that Pink Martini opted to use the original Ukrainian lyrics to Shchedryk on their recent Christmas album. All the bells have been driving me crazy.

Note that there's absolutely nothing about bells in the original version. Just a swallow twittering to the Master of the house about the good fortunes that await him in the New Year. Fortunes that include a "dark-eyebrowed wife"!
posted by Kabanos at 2:44 PM on December 20, 2010 [1 favorite]


Also, here are some chickens.
posted by Kabanos at 2:46 PM on December 20, 2010


schmod: Carol of the Bed Intruder

Very much not what I would expect Liberty University a capella to be like. I guess the old adage proves correct once again, the kids are alright.
posted by Kattullus at 3:04 PM on December 20, 2010


Last week in Toronto, Jaroslav Dzhus (Ukraine's Got Talent semifinalist) played his modern arrangement of this song on the bandura. A pretty astounding performance IMO.
posted by Kabanos at 3:20 PM on December 20, 2010


[SELF LINK ALERT] Here's a surf-punk version I posted to music.mefi a couple of days ago [/SELF LINK ALERT]
posted by unSane at 6:10 PM on December 20, 2010


I just saw these guys a few weeks ago in Columbus. They put on an AMAZING show. Non stop energy for 2 1/2 straight, playing in full mummy costumes without a single break. Not only are they awesome musicians, but they are amazing athletes too.
posted by jpdoane at 8:19 PM on December 20, 2010


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