Monday, December 6, 2010

The Amphetameanies Do "Christmas Wrapping" on the Beeb

The Amphetameanies--who are one of the featured acts at the upcoming 2011 London International Ska Festival--were kind enough to share this terrific video of them performing The Waitresses' now classic New Wave holiday track "Christmas Wrapping" for BBC Scotland back on Xmas Eve 2007. (Don't miss the great shot of Jane Chalmers wiping her brow in relief at the end...the lyric sheet for this cut is a monster!)

They also do a bang-up job of covering The Pogues' "Fairytale of New York."
The boys from the NYPD choir were singing Galway Bay
And the bells were ringing out for Christmas Day
Always gives me chills.


Tone and Wave said...

I've been a long time Waitresses fan and I love the Amphetameanies. In time I might grow to like this version better than the original.
I love it. Thanks for the post!

Steve from Moon said...

Thanks, T&W! It really works as a ska song, doesn't it!

A new holiday classic...