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The “Eggnog From a Drunk Tank (on Christmas Eve)” Spotify "I Hate Radio" Playlist

The “Eggnog From a Drunk Tank (on Christmas Eve)” Spotify "I Hate Radio" Playlist

The “Eggnog From a Drunk Tank (on Christmas Eve)” Playlist


Every Tuesday (or Monday night) I put out a new curated playlist for your listening enjoyment. You can "Just Hit Play" or check out the song list below for Easter Eggs about the bands.  

This week my playlist is all about wishing you a Merry Christmas or a Happy Holiday Season! I am so thankful and appreciative of my blog, twitter, Spotify, and Google+ followers, thank you all so much for the support. I dug deep in the memory banks for many of these songs, I hope you will enjoy the playlist and happy holidays!

"I Hate Radio" is the name of the podcast I am about to start and it is a play on "I Heart Radio" in opposition to music consolidation.

You can catch up on my complete list of The Best Albums of 2016 HERE.

Last week's playlist was my Best of 2016 “The Best of the Rest” playlist, you can listen to it HERE.

And, as always, Explore, Enjoy, and Share Music!

The Songs (with Easter Eggs)

1. That Was The Worst Christmas Ever, Sufjan Stevens, Sufjan Stevens Presents Songs For Christmas (Singalong)(Asthmatic Kitty, 2006)

Even if his songs tend toward twee, I do love the prolific Sufjan (especially the Michigan Album)

2. Do They Know It's Christmas (1984 Edition), Band Aid, S/T (Phonogram, Colombia 1984)

Bono and Boy George never sounded better IMHO 

3. Merry Christmas (I Don't Wanna Fight), Ramones, Brain Drain (Sire, 1989)

The Clash and Ramones are at the heart of my love for music and of this blog (I hope).

4. Oi! To The World, No Doubt (cover of the Vandals Classic), Everything in Time (KIDinaKorner, 2004)

I went back and forth on this version or the Vandals version, I wanted a good mix of gender and styles, so I went with No Doubt.

5. This Time of Year, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Medium Rare (Big Rig Records, 2007)

Shoot me, I am a ska guy from way back. Bosstones aren't my favorite (that would be The Specials) but, it is a good tune.

6. Candy Cane Children, The White Stripes, Merry Christmas From The White Stripes (XL Recordings, 2011)

Had to represent Detroit! Go get em' Jack and Meg!

7. Frosty the Snowman, Fiona Apple, The Hotel Cafe Presents Winter Songs (2008)

Fiona Apple can do very little wrong IMHO

8. Is This Home On Ice, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah!, S/T (Wichita Recordings, 2006)

Let's forget the second album happened, I still love this band's first album

9. Christmas Island, Depeche Mode, A Question of Lust EP (Mute, 1986)

Yup, Depeche Mode X-Mas

10. Reindeer (aka Christmas Reindeer), The Knife, S/T (Rabid, 2006)

I have always really dug the knife (no pun intended)

11. It Doesn't Often Snow at Christmas, Pet Shop Boys, Pet Shop Boys Christmas (Parlophone, 2009)

I mean come on, I was in college in the 80's, I am a mark for the PSB's (shhh). And yes, this song does sound a bit like a Disney Parade song.

12. Fairytale of New York, The Pogues, If I Should Fall From Grace With God (Island, 1988)

By far my favorite Christmas song of all-time. It takes some talent to start your song from inside a drunk tank and still make it seem beautiful and poignant. Sure, the language is a bit dodgy at times, but so is Shane...Kudos to Shane and Kristy for a truly amazing duet. 

Wrapping It Up

I call my site "On Pirate Satellite" because of the song "This is Radio Clash" by The Clash

The crazy names of the playlists were inspired by Captain Beefheart.

Happy Holidays!

My blog motto is "Explore, Enjoy, and Share Music!" So please share!

What albums were new to you?

What was your favorite song on the playlist?

Let me know what you think, leave a comment!

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