Friday, December 07, 2018

Fairytale of New York covers

Again, there's a little controversy about The Pogues' Fairytale of New York. Read this, and this.
I've scanned Bandcamp for cool versions of the song. This one's great, it leaves out the fighting (it's not a duet), it's very gentle and it still works:

Reindeer Tribe. If you follow this blog, you know how high the esteem is we keep for this lot. It also leaves out the 'problematic' part:

A sped up punk version (with fighting!):

An even faster version:

A star studded version:

Billy Bragg + Florence Welch:

What's KT Tunstall singing instead of the f-word? 'Bludder'?

Katzenjammer & Ben Caplan:
A version with Carol of the Bells added:

Nice sweet'n slow electronic version:


Anonymous said...

"What's KT Tunstall singing instead of the f-word? 'Bladder'?"

Sounds like blagger or blaggard.