With the possible exception of the Eurovision Song Contest, no regular event in history has been responsible for so many aural turkeys (seasonal allusion intended).
Unike the Eurovision Song Contest, however, Christmas does occasionally throw up something worthwhile. We’ve sifted through the tons of shit to reveal the odd diamond, so that you dont have to.
Over the next few days we’ll be posting a selection of Tolerable Xmas Records – our seasonal gift to you. Enjoy !
TOM WAITS – Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis
The weird thing is, if you hadn’t heard this and were speculating what a Tom Waits Christmas song might sound like, you’d probably expect it to include references to hookers living above dirty bookstores, dope, whisky, Little Anthony & The Imperials, Omaha, prison, used car lots, guys who play the trombone…
CAN – Silent Night
As Tom topped and tailed his offering with Silent Night, we may as well continue the theme with this Krautrock reworking from the 1970s….
More tolerable xmas songs tomorrow. Ho ho ho…