GTC HOLIDAY CLASSIC: TEN BENSON Snowman Snowgirl Redux + Black Snow
by Walter Price
UK sludge rockers, Ten Benson, known to teeter between rejuvenation and dormant stretches have a Holiday track to get dirty to this Holiday season. A number of years ago, the band announced a new to you seasonal single *Snowman Snowgirl*. Which in my recollection is the band’s first full-tilt Yuletide track, unless you consider “Black Snow” which was released a dozen+ years ago or so. This is certainly understandable in any rocknroller’s train of thought since this ‘new’ track was originally the B-Side to that now legendary classic.
The track is a love song at its core exploring keeping love solid whatever time and conditions you have together with pure hard-edged and cold evenings snuggle-inducing harmonies mostly stimulated by bassists and backing vocalist Mush (her God-given name). You’ll find a snippet down below but don’t be a cheap bastard, spend the coin and buy the track.
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Man of merriment and band frontman Chris Teckkam told me this in conversation, *Wait till sometime over the festive period, pop the song on your player of choice, then uncork a bottle of something unstylish like maybe a medium-dry sherry, and have a small drink. Then, after trying to crack walnuts with your bare hands, throw them down in disgust at your own feebleness, and instead dance around the room in your socks, preferably with a partner, if you happen to have one. Sing along if you feel like it. Oh, and make sure the lights are low, but the fairy lights are on. Repeat as necessary. Happy Holidays from Ten Benson!*
Well said Chris and Happy Holidays back at ya…
TEN BENSON Snowman Snowgirl
+ Black Snow (video)
“Ten Benson are a rock band from London, United Kingdom formed in 1997. Their early releases saw them described as “psychedelic hillbillies”, but they later moved on to a (cod-)heavy metal sound.” – Wiki