Founding Blue Oyster Cult drummer Albert Bouchard is adding some cowbell to those yuletide sleigh bells with a new holiday album called It’s Christmas… Again. Bouchard recorded the album with ex-Blondie backing singers Tish and Snooky Bellomo — founders of Manic Panic hair-dye company — under the moniker Albert and the Sleigh Riders.
The 11-track collection features contributions from a variety of guest musicians, including Albert’s brother and fellow former Blue Oyster Cult member Joe Bouchard, original Alice Cooper band bass player Dennis Dunaway, Dictators bassist/songwriter Andy Shernoff and the late Joey Ramone‘s brother, Mickey Leigh.
In addition to playing drums on all tracks, Albert contributes vocals, guitar, keyboards sax and other instruments to select songs.
Incidentally, Albert and Joe Bouchard, along with Dunaway, play together in the band Blue Coupe.
Here is the full track list of It’s Christmas… Again:
“Rock ‘n Roll Scrooge” — featuring Dennis Dunaway
“Las Vegas Christmas” — featuring Meli
“Christmas on the Road” — featuring Joe Cerisano
“Christmas Yearning” — featuring Christine Ohlman
“Manic Panic Teknikolor Christmas” — featuring Keith Roth
“Sweet Chrystmas Tyme
“Festivus” — featuring Andy Shernoff
“Haunted Hollyday” — featuring Mickey Leigh
“My Christmas Baby” — featuring Joe Bouchard
“Another Christmas Song
“You Always Hated Christmas” — featuring Joe Hurley
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