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Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Last White Christmas

Last White Christmas by Basement 5 doesn't really sound like anyone's version of festive fun but it's a dubwise, post-punk classic regardless. The names who passed through the band's ranks is like a late 70s roll call- Don Letts (B.A.D.), Dennis Morris (photographed the Sex Pistols and Bob Marley amongst others), Richard Dudanski (The 101ers, The Raincoats, PiL), Leo 'E-Zee Kill' Williams (B.A.D., Dreadzone), Winston Fergus, Charlie Charles (The Blockheads). To top this they were produced by Martin Hannett who said it was the heaviest, most difficult production work he ever did.

Last White Christmas


Dirk said...

A monster tune, albeit one where I think that the Peel Session version is waaaay better! No need to make comparisons now, just watch out for tomorrow's post on Sexyloser ...great minds (indeed seem to) think alike, as Drew put it yesterday!

The Swede said...

6Music played the Peel Session version on just the other evening...and I feel we may be hearing it again soon! The more the merrier, it's a bloody marvellous racket. I'm off to see if I can find my copy of '1965-1980'.

Swiss Adam said...

Bring it on Dirk, bring it on.