mandag 24. desember 2012

Erik's musical Advent calendar - December 24

The Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl - "Fairytale Of New York"

Today is Christmas Eve and what better day to play what is quite possibly the greatest Christmas song ever written, The Pogues' "Fairytale Of New York" (1987)? Shane MacGowan (who co-wrote it with fellow Pogue Jem Finer) found the perfect duet partner in Kirsty MacColl, and when the two shout insults at each other you feel the goosebumps coming it sounds so real. The song tells the tale of an Irish couple seeking a better life in New York and not succeeding. It's been covered by many, some good, some bad, but it's impossible to better the original. This is perfection in every sense of the word. Merry Christmas, everybody!

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