Monday, 4 January 2016

Christmas Day: Christopher Lee - Little Drummer Boy

     My much belated holiday catch-up continues here at Loud Noises, this time around with your Christmas Day song. In what's becoming something of a Loud Noises Christmas tradition, I'm once again reminding you this year that the now-late, great Sir Christopher Lee, star of stage and screen for decades, also liked to dabble in heavy metal vocal work. More importantly, as far as we're concerned right now, Lee turned those vocal attentions towards the spreading of ghoulish good cheer on more than one occasion.

     Case in point: Christopher Lee's Christmas single from a few year's back, and specifically his version of "Little Drummer Boy". This one's never been a particular Christmas favourite of mine, but Lee's version has enough grand bombast and old school metal swagger to put a smile on even the grinchiest old metalhead. Merry (belated) Christmas, ya' filthy animals.

(Alas, the link above is to a sampler from the 2012 Christmas single, you want the whole thing you've got to buy it, freeloader!)

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