Christmas Posts 2012 #18


Was quite chuffed, as the 17 Seconds family ate tea this evening to the soundtrack of 6Music: Tom Ravenscroft (John Peel’s son, in case you are glacially slow on the uptake) started off his evening show with The Fall’s 1994 Peel session version of ‘Jingle Bell Rock.’ I remember taping that and ‘Hark! The Herald Angels Sing’ off that show back in 1994 (when the idea of mp3s seemed awfy futuristic) of a Christmas show.

That same show, Elastica did a couple of session tracks, in which they reworked a couple of traditional Christmas songs into Elastica tunes -and here they are! Yes, I have posted them in the past -they still make me smile and jump around like a mad thing.

Elastica -‘I Wanna Be A King Of Orient-Aah (Peel session).’ mp3

Elastica -‘All For Gloria (Peel session.)’ mp3

Christmas Posts 2011 #28


Merry Christmas folks!

Have a good one, enjoy these – I will be taking down the links to all the Christmas songs once Boxing Day has been and gone.

See you soon,

Ed x

The Hives & Cyndi Lauper -‘A Christmas Duel.’ mp3

Basement 5 -‘Last White Christmas.’ mp3

Daniel Johnston -‘Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree.’ mp3

Half Man Half Biscuit -‘It’s Cliched To Be Cynical At Christmas.’ mp3

Elastica -‘All For Gloria (Peel session).’ mp3

Mew -‘She Came Home For Christmas.’ mp3

Aereogramme -‘Asthma Came Home For Christmas.’ mp3

Death Cab For Cutie -‘Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).’ mp3

Walkmen -‘While I Shovel The Snow.’ mp3

Dandy Warhols -‘Little Drummer Boy.’ mp3

Links taken down – it’s now after Christmas!

Christmas posts part 12


Snow is melting, slowly, but mercifully.

Hopefully the thaw will continue. In the meantime, a couple of tracks from a 1994 session that Elastica recorded for John Peel (RIP). Both these tracks took well known Christmas carols as their basis and became new songs in the hand of Justine Frischmann and her merry band:

Elastica -‘All For Gloria (Peel session).’ mp3

Elastica -‘I Wanna Be A King Of Orient Aah (Peel session).’ mp3

Merry Christmas folks


Well, it’s Christmas Eve in Edinburgh already (and indeed, most of the world, I guess), so have a great time and I’ll be back here on Boxing Day or sometime soon after.

In the meantime, a final few Christmas numbers from me to you, and a very happy Christmas to all my readers from me, mrs. 17 Seconds and Tippi the cat.

Elastica -‘I Want To be A King Of Orient Aah (Peel Session).’ mp3

Elastica -‘All For Gloria (Peel session).’ mp3

Basement 5 -‘Last White Christmas.’ mp3

Click here for a free Blondie mp3 of a well known Christmas carol!

And if you are still looking for more Christmas exotica, try Aye tunes, Peenko, Love Shack baby, and of course Steve at Teenage Kicks.

Countdown to Christmas Post #9

I was kinda surprised when putting this post together to discover that a) I hadn’t actually posted this last year during the big Christmas-fest I had and b) that whilst I had mentioned Elastica’s name on the site I had never posted any Elastica on the blog in what is nearly two and a half years of existence. For shame, for shame…

Anyway, these tracks were recorded for a John Peel session in December 1994. I did actually manage to tape these off the radio, though these mp3s have come to me by other, ah, means…er, anyway two ‘carols’ from Elastica:

Elastica -‘All For Gloria (Peel session).’ mp3

Elastica -‘I Wanna Be A King Of Orient Aah (Peel session).’ mp3

More tomorrow, folks…