I was going to post something else, but like many of you I am busy for the next few days so here earlier than planned are some (very) randomly selected tunes which may or may not have anything to do with footie&music.
Last year’s selection included Pete Green, The Sultans of Ping FC and Saint Etienne, which had some links to f&m even if it was just with their name. This next lot and their connection is even more tenuous but I don’t care.
Some actual Crimbo tunes first with a couple of (un)usual suspects.
Starting with The Fall, previously featured here when I commemorated John Peel Day, because the Beeb didn’t. – For your delectation we have Mr Mark E. Smith and co. with a short and sweet seasonal tune.
» The Fall – Jingle Bell Rock
Another previously featured artist who got a mention in relation to Bristol Rovers, this is from 1944 and is an excellent tune:
» Leadbelly – On a Christmas Day
This next one I don’t know why … again these are random selections but I can’t remember the reason – apart from it being a decent tune – for it’s inclusion here.
Oh now I remember. It was included on that disappointing Match Of The Day album. Some disappointing selections there. Did they get Lineker to choose the tracks ?
» MGMT – Time To Pretend
We are nearly at the end of this year, which had a non-footballing summer and now it’s only six months until the world will be watching events from South Africa.
A few weeks ago I posted a related article and the follow was one of the featured artists. This is another well known track from him:
» Johnny Clegg & Savuka – Cruel, Crazy, Beautiful World
Sadly and probably for the very last time here…. The very epitomy of football and music. Chaz N’ Dave:
» Chas N’ Dave – I Wish I Could Write A Love Song
So to those who celebrate... all the best for the season.