GTC HOLIDAY CLASSIC: Get Back VAL You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch
by Walter Price
Take one of the most beloved dark Christmastime classics and add a flare of glam, tasty rock n roll riffs, and a balanced recipe of “puppies, dancing, guitars, electric eyes”… And then blend in heaps of “neon hearts, beautiful Christmas lights, decor, and hilarious Holiday merriment”, and you’ll be starring down the mistletoe at Get Back Val’s new cover of the 1966 Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel/Albert Hague quintessential holiday track, “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch”.
From the mind of LA producer Pete Hopkins, this modern take (with prerequisite retro pop-rock vibes) and its surreal DIY video are nothing, and we mean nothing like you’ve seen or heard before. A trippy surprise around every twinkle coupled with that cameo by the pup is priceless Xmas joy. In a Facebook post, Hopkins says, “Hope this makes your Holiday season a little brighter, bigger, weirder, awesome!”
It does all of that and more, check it out below, and share with friends and seasonally grumpy loved ones…
You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch
Artist photo courtesy of Pete Hopkins
Original lyrics by Theodor Geisel
Composer Albert Hague
Original vocals by Thurl Ravenscroft
Music video by Pete Hopkins and Co.
“HopkinSound Founder and CEO Pete Hopkins is an accomplished vocalist, professional songwriter, producer, and musician. He writes and performs pop, rock, EDM, R&B, funk, jazz, country, and many other genres. As a modern programmer, he enjoys making massive beats and synth sounds.” – bio