Happy almost-Christmas! Local indie-rock troupe Sol Cat and 11-piece soul-pop ensemble Kansas Bible Company have dropped a little nugget in our stocking, so let's fish it out and give it a once-over. The two outfits got together to record what I consider to be Paul McCartney's second-jingliest song ever, the 1979 holiday staple "Wonderful Christmastime." (The most jingly song being "Come and Get It," which Macca of course handed over to his Bandfinger buddies.)
Anyway, KBC and the Cats (Kansas Cat Company? Bible Cat? Sol Company?) did the tune justice, with a full horn section and a wall of festive, jolly voices. They even filmed a little something — a good-time nog party that went down at Kansas Bible Company's crib (affectionately monikered "Hotel Chicamauga"), which contributor Jewly Hight checked out back in the summer — to go along with the tune, and you can watch that above. So what do you think? Did the fellas do Sir Paul justice? And by the way, if you're one of those "Fuck Paul McCartney" people, you can just walk on, because this preposterous hating-Paul bandwagon is the weakest bandwagon ever. He's a damn Beatle.