The song has now made the Top 20 in eleven different years. This jump is in keeping with recent performance, we would expect some more modest upward movement still to come before it sails away to the far side of its orbit for another year!
For those wishing to read all about the story of Stiff records, I can recommend the recently published book “The Stiff Records Story” by Richard Balls.
There are a couple of pages about Kirsty. Nigel Dick, pictured with Kirsty, contributes quite a bit to the book. Anyone with a passing interest in Stiff, Elvis Costello, Ian Dury, Wreckless Eric, Jona Lewie, Madness and the mid-late Seventies, early Eighties UK music scene should get the book.
Here’s a review in the Irish Times.
This fine synth version from ten years back, freshly uploaded to YouTube by the band’s Moon Trent. We revive it here for your added festive enjoyment! Good to have this back on YouTube.
This one is from Feather and Down, released by Irma Records (Japan) this week in 2013. This was an acoustic project by Swedish singer Karin Maria Andersson, also a singer with circus group Cirque du Soleil.
The latest cover of Fairytale of New York features Alex James Ellison & Natalie Amanda Gray. Here is the link to donate to The Passage Charity – they help the homeless in London.
Thanks to Paul Chinniah, who has submitted a chords sheet for the song Titanic Days.
Rose Melberg filmed at the Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco, CA, on 6th February 2013. This is another recently discovered YouTube clip, which we humbly bring to your attention.
… she’s something else!
Some fabulous YouTube clips have been uploaded this week, including Kirsty’s first live outing of ‘Mambo de la Luna’ and the legendary ‘Something Else’ 1981 TV clip of ‘I Don’t Wanna Play House’, fresh from the joys of the legendary Irish road trip. Brought to you by Ruby Pepper, from the collection of Peter Checksfield.