Monday, December 6, 2010

The Vinyl District Holiday Takeover | The Superions

Feeling a wee bit 'ho-hum' or 'bah-humbug' (or something hyphenated) about singing the same old Christmas tunes year in and year out?

Well, fear thee not ye keepers of the yule log flame, The Superions—Fred Schneider, Noah Brodie and Dan Marshall—have come to your rescue with 11 future standards on their brand new holiday release, "Destination...Christmas!"

On their new holiday collection, the B-52's front man and his cohorts "perfectly capture the many moods of the season: despair, avalanches, deranged abominable snowmen, leaden fruitcakes, and of course, laughter."

Not content to put the period on the sentence just yet however, The Superions are joining us all week and handpicking an additional five Christmas favorites of theirs that portend to become holiday favorites of yours in the days to come.

It's the Superions' "Destination...Christmas!" and "Destination...Vinyl District!" all this week...

Grace Jones – The Little Drummer Boy | “The Little Drummer Boy” has always been one of our least favorite Christmas songs. Pa rum pum pum pum… boring! But Grace Jones does the best version on the Pee-Wee’s Playhouse Christmas Special from 1988.

Grace is amazing! Why was this song never released? It’s similar in sound to her 1986 album “Inside Story” produced by Nile Rogers, which featured one of our favorite Grace Jones’ songs “I’m Not Perfect (But I’m Perfect For You).”

The Pee-Wee’s Playhouse Christmas Special features lots of special guests including Charo performing “Feliz Navidad” or as Pee-Wee says, “Feliz Naviblah!”

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