Alternative Christmas / Monkey songs.

Book discussions, Author discussions, general book talk, also films.

Moderator: Other Stuff Mods

User avatar
pieces o'nine
Look Upon Her Works, Ye Migyt, and Despair!
Posts: 8074
Joined: Fri Dec 21, 2007 9:21 am
Location: Ocean o'Sand

Re: Alternative Christmas / Monkey songs.

Postby pieces o'nine » Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:01 pm

I prefer the Rob Rivers' Animals cover, but this one is on YouTube:

Oh Little Town of Bethlehem

If you wail along with it on, say, the commute in to town, use your "whiskey" voice for best effect. :drinking:

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
[edit] here's the Bob Rivers version [/edit]
I will honor Monkey in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.
~Charles "Darwin" Dickens

User avatar
Tagliatelle Trainee Monk
Posts: 4080
Joined: Mon Jun 02, 2008 12:23 pm
Location: Shropshire, Western England

Re: Alternative Christmas / Monkey songs.

Postby DavidH » Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:59 am

Tom Lehrer's old gem is still worth a listen.

User avatar
Caliph of Capitalist Fishing Pole Hobo Apologists
Posts: 8860
Joined: Tue Oct 18, 2005 9:11 pm
Location: State of Disbelief

Re: Alternative Christmas / Monkey songs.

Postby Rainswept » Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:00 am

Woody Allen Jesus Tim Minchin
I believe it's time for mankind to set aside the crutch of religion and embrace morality born of reason and truth. Those crutches have long since proven treacherous when the ground gets slippery.

User avatar
Help! I've fallen and can't get curry.
Posts: 9917
Joined: Mon Feb 02, 2009 2:11 pm
Location: Here

Re: Alternative Christmas / Monkey songs.

Postby daftbeaker » Sun Dec 25, 2011 10:08 pm

The Pogues. I know, it's become hackneyed and overplayed but I like it. Also, Rain Street isn't really a Monkey song but I now associate it with the holidays.

Plus I like Slade's Merry Christmas Everybody, if only because it's the only Monkey song you can turn up loud and it's got some feeling to. The lines "Does your granny always tell you that the old songs are the best? Then she's up and rock 'n' rollin' with the rest" never fail to amuse me :haha:

Really, crank Slade up on decent speakers and Monkey songs become almost bearable. The problem comes when Mariah Carey comes on afterwards at full volume :idiot:
Too old to give up but too young to rest - Pete Townshend

I would rather be a rising ape than a falling angel - Sir Terry Pratchett

Return to “Books and Authors, Films and Directors”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 10 guests