The Figgs, perhaps my favorite underdog band of all time, released this gem of a Christmas single in 1995, smack dab in their creative zenith no less. They kick off the festivities with their take on the Kink's classic "Father Christmas," brandishing all the moxie and exuberance of Ray Davies and the boys, and then some. The flip side reveals an original, "Christmas Sake," penned by vocalist/bassist extraordinaire Pete Donnelly. The follow-up cut, "Merry Christmas, Girl," is a driving, indelibly catchy blast of The Figgs trademark, punkin' power pop that even wins over the Kinks remake on the A-side. It's credited to "J Parrish," but can anyone tell me who this fellow actually is? Always been a mystery...
Stay tuned for the real "present" tomorrow. Indulge in the Figgs for now!
a. Father Christmas
b1. Christmas Sake
b2. Merry Christmas, Girl
I shoulda knowed you wuz a Figgs fan!
Can we get a Christmas re-up?
Please for a christmas reup?
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