Sunday, December 24, 2006
SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN
Here's the obligatory Christmas posting, featuring, without any question, the best festive-themed song ever. If only for including the line..'Christmas in Glasgow.'
Natives of Cork, Ireland, they were once known as The Sultans of Ping FC, then just The Sultans of Ping, before eventually becoming The Sultans. Their career initially lasted from 1988 to 1997, but they reformed again in 2005, and continue to be hugely popular in their native land and in Japan.
This particular offering was on the b-side of a 1993 single - during their period as The Sultans of Ping - that just missed breaking into the UK Top 40.
There's a couple of websites worth visiting if you want to find out more. The official site is here, and a fan-run site, with the great name of ping.fishtank, can be accessed here.
Please enjoy the wonderful:-
mp3 : Sultans of Ping - Xmas Bubblegum Machine *
*song no longer available to download
If you want to buy the 12" picture disc, there's one going on e-bay.
There won't be a posting tomorrow, but have a look-in on Boxing Day, St Stephen's Day or whatever name you give to 26th December and some sort of nonsense will be in place.
Merry Christmas everyone.
If you only read one other Xmas posting in blog-land, make sure it is the very funny and very original offering from FiL over at Pogo A Go-Go.