Tuesday, 6 October 2009

When musical worlds collide #2

When I wrote When musical worlds collide a couple of months ago, it never occurred to me that I'd be writing a follow up...

To break you in gently, how about some swing?

Mike Flowers had a fairly big hit with this cover but perhaps Richard Cheese is better known in the US:

Some of Richard's Christmas songs are awesome and worth checking out if you are looking for an alternative to Wham's Last Christmas. :-)

Stepping up the pace a bit is the genius that is Ade Edmondson and various Folk music worthies doing bizarre things to punk classics.

I heard them live on the radio and I suspect you have to see them live to appreciate their true genius.

Ramping it up again, but still just about clinging on to easy listening are the Red Hot Chilli Pipers:

Really not sure what to make of these chaps. It almost works but it almost makes me ashamed to be Scottish too!

And finally, to blow away the cobwebs, an a cappella group. If you are a certain age, perhaps you are thinking Swingle Singers. If you are a bit younger, perhaps you are picturing The Flying Pickets. If so, hang on to your hats and prepare to be assaulted by Van Canto.

Thanks to Mosher for bringing this one to my attention.

That's all I can add just now... unless you know can think of some others...


Mosher said...

1) Go to YouTube
2) Search for: Twisted Sister Christmas
3) Wonder how on earth I've managed to actually own the album and listen to it multiple times

David said...

I'm ashamed to admit I have the A Twisted Christmas album and that I've even given three of the tracks four stars: Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas; Let It Snow; and Deck The Halls.

Oh dear!

Mosher said...

I like "A Heavy Metal Christmas" myself!