Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Various Artists, Wall of Voodoo, David Bowie|
New Wave Xmas: Just Can't Get Enough
Genres: Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Classical
This seasonal adjunct to Rhino's 15-volume proto-alternative series of '80s favorites is characterized as much by sweetness as wigginess: check out XTC's "Thanks for Christmas" and Squeeze's "Christmas Day," the latter of ... more »
This seasonal adjunct to Rhino's 15-volume proto-alternative series of '80s favorites is characterized as much by sweetness as wigginess: check out XTC's "Thanks for Christmas" and Squeeze's "Christmas Day," the latter of which name-checks everything from tree lights to British comedy team Morecambe and Wise. Closest to true new-wave sound and spirit is They Might Be Giants' Farfisa-driven "Santa's Beard," but this eclectic mix's stretches generally succeed. Still, a couple of complaints: why a dreary "Little Drummer Boy" by Miracle Legion instead of the turbocharged one from Joan Jett's I Love Rock n' Roll? But it's churlish to complain about a record so well-meaning that it stacks up a blindingly good "Rudolph" by Los Lobos, a vintage single by Matthew Sweet's early Buzz of Delight, and "Fairytale of New York" by the Pogues and Kirsty MacColl--what a tearjerker. --Rickey Wright
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Why is this not for sale as Mp3's ?
Brian Brady | Castro Valley, CA | 12/03/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"For the last 30 years I've been searching my local record stores at Christmas time for this CD, and I've yet to find a used copy, why ? because it's such great Christmas fun, you'll want to keep it. What criteria does Amazon.com use for converting CD's to Mp3's ??? I'd pay $10 for this CD in a store just for 'X-mas at K-Mart' by Root Boy Slim, so why can't I find it for 99 cents as an Mp3 ? maybe Santa will leave me a copy this year. Happy Holidays !"