Flex's 25 Days of Christmas (Songs)

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Re: Flex's 25 Days of Christmas (Songs)

Post by Flex » 14 Dec 2016, 2:54pm

More great picks everyone (can never go wrong with Paranoid Visions Christmas music, had never heard the Iggy White Christmas, and good lord that Go Go's cut...)

I missed yesterday due a busy schedule which culminated in seeing the Brian Setzer Orchestra do their Christmas concert, which was fabulous. So, here's a makeup song plus today's:

Day 13: Brian Setzer Orchestra - Boogie Woogie Santa Claus
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HILUcQoL8Vo

Original Release: Boogie Woogie Christmas
Year: 2002

Been listening to this danged Christmas album since High School, apparently. Brian Setzer has basically created his own Christmas-Industrial Complex with three Christmas studio albums, a live album, a greatest hits, and a live DVD. They're all varying degrees of good, but his best is still probably this first foray and this cut is a favorite. He did an insanely good version last night, with incredible instrumental work added in. Great showmanship and skill. Plus, tons of fun.

Day 14: John Lennon - Happy Xmas (War is Over)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8Vfp48laS8

Original Release: Happy Xmas (War is Over) b/w Listen, the Snow is Falling
Year: 1971

We did Paul last year, so how about Lennon's Christmas song this year? I still remember getting chastised in 2001 for playing this song at the sandwich shop where I worked, as some patron didn't find anti-war sentiment appropriate in the wake of our 9/11 bloodlust. Fuck 'em.
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Re: Flex's 25 Days of Christmas (Songs)

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Marky is posting like a mad man. This one is short but sweet, well short anyway.

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[quote="revbob"]Marky is posting like a mad man.

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Re: Flex's 25 Days of Christmas (Songs)

Post by Flex » 15 Dec 2016, 12:46pm

Holy shit, again, everyone is bringng their holiday music A-game. Love the Fitz and Wat Tyler songs, especially.

Day 15: Stan Freberg - Green Chri$tma$
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37bd7GjmitY

Original Release: Green Chri$tma$ b/w The Meaning of Christmas
Original Release: 1958

I encountered this on, of course, one of the all-time Christmas records: Dr. Demento Presents: Greatest Xmas Novelty CD. This is one of my favorite tracks, it's genuinely amusing and a classic foray in the commercialization angle.
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Re: Flex's 25 Days of Christmas (Songs)

Post by revbob » 15 Dec 2016, 9:03pm

Time to bring some cheese to this party...
https://youtu.be/PFiWZesd4xQ

This is just so awful in soooo many ways.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDrzPg9 ... e=youtu.be

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Re: Flex's 25 Days of Christmas (Songs)

Post by Flex » 16 Dec 2016, 12:15pm

I like the change in tone. Let's roll with it.

Day 16: David Bowie/Bing Crosby - Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9kfdEyV3RQ

Original Release: Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy b/w Fantastic Voyage
Year: 1982

I used to think this performance was very bad, but now I realize it's actually extremely great.
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Post by revbob » 16 Dec 2016, 8:21pm

Keeping it cheesey...

https://youtu.be/BcVmCloCHDg



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Re: Flex's 25 Days of Christmas (Songs)

Post by revbob » 16 Dec 2016, 9:57pm

I love the two Polly songs. DAMNIT she died way too young.

Damn autocorrect on my phone changed Polly Styrene to Pollyanna. Makes you want to hit someone.

Moving away from the cheesey into something more like this (unsung/underrated band).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaEe33J8eUk


And more great stuff from El Vez

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0_tGKvxd9I

This is perhaps the more Xmassy version:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YyT8ytXcVw

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Re: Flex's 25 Days of Christmas (Songs)

Post by Marky Dread » 17 Dec 2016, 4:33pm

revbob wrote:I love the two Polly songs. DAMNIT she died way too young.

Damn autocorrect on my phone changed Polly Styrene to Pollyanna. Makes you want to hit someone.

Moving away from the cheesey into something more like this (unsung/underrated band).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaEe33J8eUk


And more great stuff from El Vez

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0_tGKvxd9I

This is perhaps the more Xmassy version:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YyT8ytXcVw
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