Ok, so it might be more than a couple of tunes a day….
Moving swiftly on to the other side of the pond, some New Yawkers Christmas tuneage:
Julian Casablancas – I Wish It Was Christmas Today
Hearing that, I can’t help but think that the lead singer of New York band The Strokes was in some way trying to emulate the lead singer of New York band The Ramones:
Joey Ramone – Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
Whilst it was released a good few years after The Ramones worked with loaded gun-toting Leo Sayer tribute act Phil Spector, you can’t help but think there’s more than a nod here to this:
Darlene Love – Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
I could literally post about a dozen versions of that, but I’ll spare you. For now.
Next, just to get us back on the New York tip, a free download which I don’t have to feel guilty about posting:
Blondie – We Three Kings
And to round things up, a track from the 1987 charidee album “A Very Special Christmas”:
Run DMC – Christmas in Hollis
Only a few more days to go now, so I thought I’d pass the time by posting a couple of Christmassy tunes a day, maybe more if you’re lucky, trying to find the lesser known ones which may have passed you by, with maybe a couple of classics thrown in for good measure. In other words, any old tut I feel like posting.
First, a couple of songs which are anything but old tut; a cover of a well-known Christmas classic, given the whole gorgeous Sarah Cracknell silky smooth vocal treatment. From their rather lovely “A Glimpse of Stocking” album:
Saint Etienne – Driving Home For Christmas
And whilst we’re on distinctive voiced female indie starlets doing covers of Christmas standards, from their 1993 “Snow” EP (which, disappointingly is not a tribute to the act featured in last night’s post):
Cocteau Twins – Frosty The Snowman