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Countdown To Christmas Party Time:XTC

Artist: XTC (as the Three Wise Men)

Album: Rag & Bone Buffet / Thanks For Christmas b/w Countdown To Christmas Party Time 7" / Fuzzy Warbles Vol. 4

Appears On (Mixes): Most Folks Call Them Green Onions, But They're Really Scallions

Song Notes: Andy Partridge and I have another thing in common (aside from a very vague physical resemblance) -- we're both atheists who love Christmas. This was from the XTC Christmas single (recorded as the Three Wise Men—originally, it was slated to be recorded by the secretarial pool at their label—to be credited as "The Virgin Marys", but this plan was shelved as being sacrilegious or something). This is actually the flip (the A-side was "Thanks For Christmas", which tends to show up a lot on Christmas Compilations), and Andy said it was recorded "to keep the single from warping", but I actually like this one. I suppose it's not quite as good as the A-side, but, eh, it's goofy and fun. Sometimes the things to keep singles from warping are the best. - Rev. Syung Myung Me


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