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Kitty's 12 Bands of Christmas

Triple M's got a unique spin on the 12 Days of Christmas...with the 12 Bands of Christmas. We're asking you to help us come up with the 12 best rock and roll bands of all time. Then music from those artists helps fill out our holiday weekend playlist.

Because I'm a little more twisted than the average elf in Santa's workshop, I had another idea. Would it be possible to come up with 12 bands to go along with the actual 12 gifts in the old Christmas carol?

So I put my thinking cap on and here's what I came up with.

Admittedly, some are a bit of a stretch.

12 Drummers Drumming: Bang the Drum. This was a short-lived band from Australia that backed up Fleetwood Mac on a 1990 tour.

11 Pipers Piping: The Piper Road Spring Band. A popular Madison bluegrass band back in the day.

10 Lords a Leaping: Lord of Darkness: Ozzy Osbourne ( I know, not a band..so sue me.)

9 Ladies Dancing: Barenaked Ladies

8 Maids a Milking: Dead Milkmen

7 Swans a Swimming: Swan Your Crane Neck (another Madison band)

6 Geese a Laying: Crazy Jamaican Father Goose

5 Golden Rings: Golden Earring

4 Calling Birds: The Call or The Byrds

3 French Hens: Mr. French. If there's not a band named after the butler on The Family Affair, there should be.

2 Turtle Doves: The Turtles

And a Partridge in a Pear Tree: The Partridge Family


I did have to use google to come up with some of those. Bet you can't guess which ones.




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