Harry Shearer Performs Spinal Tap's "Christmas with the Devil" — Video

Harry Shearer, perhaps best known as the voice of Montgomery Burns on The Simpsons, is—on occasion—a member of Spinal Tap.

Recently, Shearer—who plays Spinal Tap bassist Derek Smalls—performed a jazzy version of Spinal Tap's beloved holiday favorite, "Christmas with the Devil," with his wife, Judith Owen.

As expected, Shearer plays bass while Owen sings. You can check out their performance below (top video).

As A.V. Club reports, the duo just released a digital single of their version of the song. They also performed it at the A.V. Club office just in time for the holiday. Check it out below. As always, tell us what you think in the comments or on Facebook!

Note that we've also included a live version of "Christmas with the Devil" by Spinal Tap (bottom video). That's Shearer—we mean Smalls—wearing the gigantic Satan tail. Enjoy!

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.