Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Holiday Carols for the New Millenium...

Here's a personal fave of mine, Christmas In Suburbia by Martin Newell from his 1993 LP The Greatest Living Englishman. If you are picking up a bit of a XTC vibe, you are right, Andy Partridge twiddled the knobs on this one. The toy piano is an inspired touch and the lyrics are just perfect. Have a cool Yule everyone!

Cheers!


4 comments:

Gummo said...

I was turned on to Newell by the book "Unknown Legends of Rock and Roll". He's delightful.

In a sane world, he'd be a star.

Have a great Christmas in Suburbia, y'all!

steve simels said...

That's a great album...good call, KC!

Mister Pleasant said...

I am such an easy touch for a song with inventive chord progressions - this one is a real treat. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. Will have to check out Mr. Newell's music further.

Alex said...

Martin Newell is great -- check out some of the older Cleaners from Venus stuff, too!