Friday, December 22, 2017

The Wait is Over... Outsider XMAS 3 Vol 1 has Dropped!

So this is the missing link in the OX sequence -- Outsider XMAS 3: HIPMAS Vol 1, consisting of artists whose outsider status is earned not from developmental differences, a weakness for novelty, or alienated immersion in specialized branches of Christianity that embrace ventriloquism, but from just being too effin' cool.

Weirdly, this was the hardest volume to curate. Ten years in the making, and only 3 songs from the original lineup made the final cut. That percentage may increase with the second volume -- necessitated by the fact that I just couldn't whittle down the repertoire very easily. I let Can's Little Star of Bethlehem and Cale's Child's Christmas in Wales go because I couldn't tell what the hell they were going on about, or if it had anything to do with the birth of our Redeemer.

But there's so much quality material from junkies, perverts, communists, tax collectors, and intellectuals that it needs to be capped at two before it takes on a life of its own. But whatevs. Just dig it. Tracklist in comments.

This is it!

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1 comment:

DougH said...

1  Now Sound Christmas Introduction - The Free Design
2  It's Christmas Time - Sun Ra presents The Qualities
3  Blue Xmas (To Whom It May Concern) - Miles Davis with Bob Dorough

4  Run Rudolph Run - Keith Richards

5  We Wish You A Protein Christmas - The Fall

6  Jesus Christ (single) - Big Star

7  Christmas 1979 - Wild Billy Childish & The Musicians of the British Empire 

8  Space Christmas - Shonen Knife

9  Jólasveinar - Björk

10  Countdown to Christmas Partytime - XTC

11  Silent Night - Klaus Nomi

12  Monk's Bell Carol - BLACKMONK

13  Christmastime in the LBC - Snoop & Friends

14  White Christmas - Corporal Blossom

15  Good King Wenceslas - REM

16  The Bells Of St Mary's - John Fahey

17  In The Hot Sun Of A Christmas Day - Caetano Veloso 

18  Go Tell It On The Mountain - The Blind Boys of Alabama (featuring Tom Waits)

19  Christ Was Born On Christmas Morn - Cotton Top Mountain Sanctified Singers

20  The Last Month Of The Year - The Staple SIngers

21  Hey Lord - Suicide

22  Silent Night - Merzbow

23  Sanctus - Les Troubadours Du Roi Baudouin