12 Discs of Christmas 2011 #12


The Greedies - A Merry Jingle (Vertigo 6198-513; 1979)

Funny, you'd think a medley of We Wish You a Merry Christmas and Jingle Bells recorded by ex-Sex Pistols Steve Jones and Paul Cook, and Thin Lizzy's Phil Lynott, Brian Downey and Scott Gorham would have found its way into the popular Yuletide playlist, but it seems the single is largely forgotten now. Over 30 years later though, it still sounds fresh and fun, I'm glad classic rock radio never got ahold of it, even though at the time it even got an airing on Top of the Pops.

4 comments:

Frank Coleman said...

Wow! Thanks for this!

Michel said...

Thanks for yet another fine series!

swac said...

Thanks guys, glad you enjoyed it!

mister muleboy said...

I've lived with the YouTube version for a long time, never even knowing they'd named the group (or paying attention if it's announced on the airing). Thanks!

PS jonesie's jukebox RULES!