Audio Advent Calendar #8: "Fairytale of New York" by the Pogues

Audio Advent Calendar, December 8.

Let’s face it; most original rock and pop Christmas songs are downright terrible. The worst of the lot is Paul McCartney’s Wonderful Christmastime, a phoned-in composition that relies on bland synthesizer sounds and digital delay effects to separate it from the pack.

There are a few gems, however. One of them is the Pogues’ Fairytale of New York, a griity but lovely, hard-drinkin’, Gift of the Magi-gone-wrong tune, perfect for tonight’s Blogstravaganza. I present you with the live version.

The Pogues: Fairytale of New York (5.3 MB MP3)

One reply on “Audio Advent Calendar #8: "Fairytale of New York" by the Pogues”

Never fails to astound me that I am never more than two clicks away from your site when conducting somewhat obscure Google searches. Today, Space 1999.
Let it be known, that Christmas 2006; my first listening of Fairytale of New York originated from the Accordian Guy’s Blog. Thanks JoJo… GoGo

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