It’s Chriiiistmas!!!

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:

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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:

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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:

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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:

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Blondie – We Three Kings

And to round things up, a track from the 1987 charidee album “A Very Special Christmas”:

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Run DMC – Christmas in Hollis

More soon.

 

It’s Chriiiistmas!!!

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:

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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):

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Cocteau Twins – Frosty The Snowman

More soon.