VARIOUS ARTISTS Just In Time For Christmas (1990)

Just In Time For Christmas (1990)
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This is pretty skitzo, I know. It’s August, but here’s Just In Time For Christmas, featuring mostly original, holiday-themed material. The reviews for this 1990 release were dismal. Still, because this is IRS Records in the 90s, there are some great, otherwise impossible to find tracks from Klark Kent (Police drummer Stu Copeland’s alias), The dB’s, Squeeze, Reckless Sleepers (featuring Jules Shear & Wings drummer Steve Holley), Wall Of Voodoo and others. You could do worse. Amazon’s got it cheap.

SQUEEZE Christmas Day (3:55)
REBEL PEBBLES Cool Yule (3:15)
KLARK KENT Yo Ho Ho (3:39)
TORCH SONG Hark (2:25)
RECKLESS SLEEPERS Everyday Will Be Like A Holiday (3:46)
STEVE HUNTER We Three Kings (2:32)
THE DB’S Home For The Holidays (2:50)
DEBORAH HOLLAND It Only Comes Once A Year (3:43)
TIMBUK 3 All I Want For Christmas (3:24)
KENNEDY ROSE More Than One Night A Year (4:06)
DREAD ZEPPELIN All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth (2:57)
WALL OF VOODOO Shouldn’t Have Given Him A Gun For Christmas (4:05)


  • Willard
    August 12, 2011 - 09:43 | Permalink

    Search HERE

  • August 12, 2011 - 10:49 | Permalink

    Thanks again WIllard for tracking this down for me, with minimal information no less!

    • Willard
      August 12, 2011 - 10:55 | Permalink

      It was a cool idea, thanks for suggesting it. Not for everybody, but some unusual stuff.

  • FSA7
    August 12, 2011 - 13:34 | Permalink

    Aw I HAD this one . I could have shared back. Loved this album when I was in college. It was fun to piss people off with the Wall of Voodoo song.

    • Willard
      August 12, 2011 - 14:22 | Permalink

      Pissing people off with WOV is always fun.

  • August 13, 2011 - 10:15 | Permalink

    I make and distribute Christmas compilations, which began as a hatred for Christmas music, so this will be useful in a few months. It’s like getting a great coat on sale in the middle of summer.

    • Willard
      August 13, 2011 - 12:27 | Permalink

      Not a big fan of Xmas albums myself (so it’s ok to leave me off your list). I like the occasional original song though. That dB’s track sounds like it might be from the Sound Of Music sessions (highly recommended LP, check the archives) and that Squeeze track is so wonderfully Squeeze. Like bonus tracks… coming soon to a re-issue near you.

  • August 14, 2011 - 19:41 | Permalink

    I’m amazed how you find obscure collections these, thanks again!

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