The Tarquin Records All Stars – Do They Know It’s Christmas?

Okay, I haven’t heard the new version of DTKIC?, but all the talk has inspired me!…This is my all time favourite version of the song, recorded way back in 1997. It features the talents of the Katis brothers of Philistines Jr fame, James Kochalka, and Brian Dewan amongst others. It’s rousing and sing-a-longable, just like the original, and is over in a jaunty 3 minutes and 20 seconds, no faffing about. Add a seering keyboard refrain and the “clanging chimes of doom” line followed by cheesy bells, and you have a great song made even better.

This is one of the only songs that my sister willingly volunteers to hear, along with “Every Rose Has It’s Thorn”, it is that good. I think I’ve put it as the last song on every mix-tape I’ve ever made. Please note that I think William Shatner’s “Common People” is the definitive version, so we may not see eye-to-eye on musical matters my friend.

It’s available on the magnificent “Tarquin Records All Star Holiday Extravaganza”, which also features another favourite mix-tape song, Brian Dewan’s cover of “R2D2 We Wish You A Merry Christmas”, and the Zamboni’s “Christmas Hockey News”. Check it out!!