FBS Festive Fifty
Greetings, and festive ones at that. Now, I was going to do you a little selection of Xmas songs. Turns out I didn’t know that many, so I’ve listed the few I actually like and expanded it to cover seven decades of foot-tapping fun. I called it the ‘FloopyBootStomp Festive Fifty’ in a tribute to the late John Peel. Have a cool yule, hepcats.
The FBS festive tracks, brought to you just after bonfire night, because Christmas comes earlier every year (OK, so Jethro Tull’s is about the solstice, which is near enough).
Mercilessly ripped off by the ‘I saw mommy kissing Santa Claus’ thing. No evidence for this rip off, just a hunch that’s all…
Seven maids dance in seven time. Seven druids waiting in a line. Happened to me in Tescos once.
Makes me happy, cheesy old tune that it is. This video is from 1983 (song’s 10th anniversary) and features John Peel himself.
Has an *** which means the track also features on another of my posts (in this case best of the 80s, click on the *** to link)
From the wonderful rock opera/film, Tommy (See the young Ian Hislop in his first ever screen appearance).
Disclaimer: I know nothing about this period of musical history (less than the earlier stuff anyway). Just thought I’d get the apology out of the way.
Again, know nothing at all about current musical trends (Arctic who?). It is why most of the modern stuff I listen to is 60s revivalists/copyists or Spanish novelty records. Enjoy them with milk or on their own as part of a calorie controlled diet.