Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Come, I tell you.

These are from another of my all-time favorite Christmas comps, Sympathy for the Record Industry's two-disc Happy Birthday, Baby Jesus. My favorite track is Spectrum's "Santa Claus," but that's not a cover, now is it? Here are a couple of tracks that belong here. Edit: Well, except that it is a cover. A Sonics cover. With a lot of poetic license. My bad. Maybe tomorrow.

  • Bomboras "Little Drummer Boy" (Davis/Onorati/Simeone)
    There is an unwritten law that all surf instrumental covers must break into "Tequila" at some point. Deal with it.

  • The New Bomb Turks "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home" (Darlene Love/Phil Spector cover)
    Not all punk covers break into "Runaround Sue," nor should they. Still, this is far more entertaining and lively than Death Cab for Cutie's version.
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