Flex's 25 Days of Christmas (Songs)

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

Post by Flex » 12 Dec 2017, 8:20pm

Heston wrote:
12 Dec 2017, 8:19pm
Still no Jona Lewie? :meh:
I have no fucking idea who that is.
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Re: Flex's 25 Days of Christmas (Songs)

Post by Heston » 12 Dec 2017, 8:29pm

Flex wrote:
12 Dec 2017, 8:20pm
Heston wrote:
12 Dec 2017, 8:19pm
Still no Jona Lewie? :meh:
I have no fucking idea who that is.
That's because you are musically insane. The best Christmas song ever.
I just polished off some Low Country shrimp & grits and a mess of collards. That's a hell of a strain on the arm.

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

Post by muppet hi fi » 12 Dec 2017, 8:35pm

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

Post by muppet hi fi » 12 Dec 2017, 8:36pm

Heston wrote:
12 Dec 2017, 8:29pm
Flex wrote:
12 Dec 2017, 8:20pm
Heston wrote:
12 Dec 2017, 8:19pm
Still no Jona Lewie? :meh:
I have no fucking idea who that is.
That's because you are musically insane. The best Christmas song ever.
Well fucking post a vid already, nimrod!
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Re: Flex's 25 Days of Christmas (Songs)

Post by Heston » 12 Dec 2017, 8:43pm

I just polished off some Low Country shrimp & grits and a mess of collards. That's a hell of a strain on the arm.

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

Post by muppet hi fi » 12 Dec 2017, 9:35pm

Heston wrote:
12 Dec 2017, 8:43pm
Cheers, Hes. That was fucking great. Very cool video too. So who is this geezer? A one-hit-wonder or some such?
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Re: Flex's 25 Days of Christmas (Songs)

Post by Heston » 13 Dec 2017, 7:55am

muppet hi fi wrote:
12 Dec 2017, 9:35pm
Heston wrote:
12 Dec 2017, 8:43pm
Cheers, Hes. That was fucking great. Very cool video too. So who is this geezer? A one-hit-wonder or some such?
Two hit wonder. He also sang "You'll Always Find Me in the Kitchen at Parties", which featured Kirsty MacColl on backing vocals.
I just polished off some Low Country shrimp & grits and a mess of collards. That's a hell of a strain on the arm.

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

Post by dave202 » 13 Dec 2017, 12:31pm

Heston wrote:
12 Dec 2017, 8:29pm
Flex wrote:
12 Dec 2017, 8:20pm
Heston wrote:
12 Dec 2017, 8:19pm
Still no Jona Lewie? :meh:
I have no fucking idea who that is.
That's because you are musically insane. The best Christmas song ever.
Sorry Heston, not actually a Christmas song.
It's an anti-war song, and was released earlier in the year in most of Europe. The 'wishing to be back home for Christmas' was how the general opinion of the Great War's length would be when it kicked off in 1914 - much like the Basque children being told it would only be for about three months when they were evacuated in 1937.
Mind you, they did 'Christmas' up the sound quite a bit, didn't they?

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

Post by Heston » 13 Dec 2017, 2:10pm

dave202 wrote:
13 Dec 2017, 12:31pm
Heston wrote:
12 Dec 2017, 8:29pm
Flex wrote:
12 Dec 2017, 8:20pm
Heston wrote:
12 Dec 2017, 8:19pm
Still no Jona Lewie? :meh:
I have no fucking idea who that is.
That's because you are musically insane. The best Christmas song ever.
Sorry Heston, not actually a Christmas song.
It's an anti-war song, and was released earlier in the year in most of Europe. The 'wishing to be back home for Christmas' was how the general opinion of the Great War's length would be when it kicked off in 1914 - much like the Basque children being told it would only be for about three months when they were evacuated in 1937.
Mind you, they did 'Christmas' up the sound quite a bit, didn't they?
Yeah, I'm aware of the history of the song, seen it covered in a few documentaries. It's totally accepted as a Christmas song in the UK now though, along with the usual suspects.
I just polished off some Low Country shrimp & grits and a mess of collards. That's a hell of a strain on the arm.

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

Post by Flex » 13 Dec 2017, 2:18pm

There are a clutch of great songs that aren't specifically "Christmas songs" per se, but have gained that currency over the years. Joni Mitchell's River is one of those that comes to mind. Good pick, Hes. Sometimes I forget that you actually like some good music too.

25 Days of Christmas (Songs) - Day 13

The Fab Four - Silent Night


Original release: Have Yourself a FAB-ulous Little Christmas
Year: 2002

The Fab Four do their thing with another Beatle-fied take on a Christmas classic. The Fab Four overlay Silent Night on top of Norwegian Wood this time. Killer stuff.
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Re: Flex's 25 Days of Christmas (Songs)

Post by revbob » 13 Dec 2017, 5:37pm

The Toasters have a whole album


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

Post by dave202 » 14 Dec 2017, 10:23am

Heston wrote:
13 Dec 2017, 2:10pm
dave202 wrote:
13 Dec 2017, 12:31pm
Heston wrote:
12 Dec 2017, 8:29pm
Flex wrote:
12 Dec 2017, 8:20pm
Heston wrote:
12 Dec 2017, 8:19pm
Still no Jona Lewie? :meh:
I have no fucking idea who that is.
That's because you are musically insane. The best Christmas song ever.
Sorry Heston, not actually a Christmas song.
It's an anti-war song, and was released earlier in the year in most of Europe. The 'wishing to be back home for Christmas' was how the general opinion of the Great War's length would be when it kicked off in 1914 - much like the Basque children being told it would only be for about three months when they were evacuated in 1937.
Mind you, they did 'Christmas' up the sound quite a bit, didn't they?
Yeah, I'm aware of the history of the song, seen it covered in a few documentaries. It's totally accepted as a Christmas song in the UK now though, along with the usual suspects.
Yeah.

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

Post by Flex » 14 Dec 2017, 1:51pm

That Toasters album rules. I picked up the vinyl reissue from Jump Up Records last year. Think it's still available if anyone needs a last minute holiday music score.

25 Days of Christmas (Songs) - Day 14

Tina Sugandh - White Christmas


Original release: Christmas with the Kranks Soundtrack
Year: 2004

Another good song off a weirdly good soundtrack for a shitty movie (actually, Christmas with the Kranks might be my least favorite Christmas movie ever). Dig it.
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Re: Flex's 25 Days of Christmas (Songs)

Post by Flex » 15 Dec 2017, 12:54pm

25 Days of Christmas (Songs) - Day 15

The Chevelles - Come All Ye Faithful Surfer Girls


Original release: Little Steven's Underground Garage Presents Christmas A Go-Go
Year: 2008

Since it was 2 degrees (that's -16.6 degrees Celsius for those of you living under the tyranny of the metric system or whatever) when I walked the dog this morning It's time for a little surf pop holiday fun, right? Right.
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Re: Flex's 25 Days of Christmas (Songs)

Post by revbob » 15 Dec 2017, 4:49pm

From their great Xmas album

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