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?