December 14, 2005

Lies, all lies

I read in The Metro back in early November that Fairytale of New York by The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl was being re-released for Christmas. However this seems not to be the case. Which is a pity, because if it had been re-released it would be played on the radio more often than fecking Last Christmas and other sap filled festive songs. Oh well.

In sort of related news… I read in some magazine (yes I should be reading text books and science papers but c'mon!) that Shane MacGowan, front man of The Pogues, was being named for Big Brother 2006… Hmmm.


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  1. Mathew Mannion

    I've read in 10–20 places that it's getting re-released this Christmas, and it's also about 10th on the odds list for Christmas number one…

    Of course, it's the best song ever, but surely everyone owns it by now?

    14 Dec 2005, 09:47

  2. oOOOOO ooo ooo really? Maybe as it gets closer to Christmas it will be played more, I hope so. I just assumed it was a big lie through lack of hearing it… and lack of seeing any promotional stuff bar the piece in the paper. Oh well.

    And it probably is one of the best songs ever, but I can never pick the best… there are sooo many great songs, yet they never get played when I'm at work. Bastards.

    14 Dec 2005, 10:25

  3. Mathew Mannion

    I think that's maybe because it's still a bit early for anyone who listens to the radio to be listening to Christmas songs :)

    14 Dec 2005, 10:36

  4. Edd

    The only good thing you can say about the regular crap they play (and do they ever play it) is that it provides nice fodder for punk covers and novelty death metal versions. CKY's Santa Claus is Coming to Town is a nice example of that, especially since I always thought the original was blatant scare-mongering. I think it really cuts to the core of the message: "You'd better not cry I'm telling you why -- CAUSE I'M GONNA KILL YOU" DAH-DAH DAH-DAH DAH-DAH waaah "NO-ONE'S GETTING ANY TOYS" etc
    Classic.

    14 Dec 2005, 20:42

  5. I don't think I'll be hearing that on Signal 1…

    16 Dec 2005, 06:40

  6. I'm probably spoiling the pro-Pogues vibe going on here – but i've been working 8 and 12 hour shifts with nowt but the radio for company and if I hear that bloody song one more time I may probably scream and tear my ears off with some insulation boarding.

    28 Dec 2005, 09:56

  7. Cait

    I would rather have that song than fucking Mariah…again… for the third time this hour… I didn't hear Fairytale once in any of my 8 hour night shifts. Damn you SIGNAL ONE!

    28 Dec 2005, 18:06


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