Joy (Christmas with Mr. Waits)

by Brad Bru & The Crowd Goes Wild

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Hot on the heels of the comedy EP, How Absurd, Brad Bru & The Crowd Goes Wild embrace the holiday season in this sendup of Tom Waits. If you put Tom Waits, class politics and Christmas in a blender, you'd get this comedy song. Marimba, glockenspiel and distorted ukulele add to the deranged aural texture.


released November 9, 2018

Brad Bru - Vocals, Ukulele and Programming
John Szymanski - Bass
Packy Lundholm - Drums and Piano

Co-produced by Brad Bru and John Szymanski.
Engineered, mixed and mastered by John Szymanski.

Photo and art by Oomphotography.


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Brad Bru & The Crowd Goes Wild Chicago, Illinois

This band brings together the richness of acoustic music, the charm of alt-country and the energy of melodic punk. Whether playing distorted power chords or fingerpicking crisply, the songs whiz past and make the listener wonder what hit 'em. With witty and relatable lyrics, performances offer neurotic sincerity, balancing humor with darkness. ... more

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