Saturday, December 18, 2010

Nutcracker Epitome

For the unfamiliar, this week I submit a gem: The Pogues "Fairytale of New York". Often covered, never matched, this studio version from 1987 feature's Shane MacGowan's gravel-hammer voice in a restrained duet with Kirsty MacColl. For her part, Kirsty's precise and sturdy vocal's weave effortlessly through Shane's powerful turn. Two of the best at their best.

The epitome of the Christmas ballad.

Munk's opening line,

Bathed in red light, tiny Vampire Elvis loosened his cape and topped off his lungs with air. 

Munk's "Opening Line" is yours to keep, use it. Munk

PS... did you notice Matt Dillon at the beginning of the vid?


Kat Sloma said...

I must admit, this is definitely not a favorite of mine, sorry. I'm enjoying the new Coldplay though!

Munk Davis said...

Kat...I too am glad to see Coldplay giving a nod to Shane and the boys, but the original still cuts deep.

David L Macaulay said...

cool - I love this song and recently mentioned it in my entry on Christmas songs

Lydia K said...

Oh, I used to love the Pogues! Man, you bring back good memories. Love the Dillon cameo!

Lydia K said...

Ah! I've listened to his song about ten times already!
"You scumbag, you maggot...Happy Christmas, your arse, I thank God it's our last."

I know you hate emoticons, but this deserves one.


Jayne said...

One of my favourite songs at any time of the year. A complete gem - thanks for reminding me of it!