Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Song of the Day: 'Yuletide Throwdown' by Blondie and Fab Five Freddy


Maybe not the greatest thing since sliced bread, but fun to hear the Christmas spin Blondie and Fab Five Freddy put on "Rapture" the year after the iconic single was released. (NME notes that the festive track was only available on a special flexi-disc that was given away by the U.K. music magazine Flexipop in 1981, but it was recently rediscovered by Blondie when they raided their personal archives for a new box set set for release in August 2022.) 

In a statement about the rare song, Harry said: 
“It has been an impossible amount of time since I believed in Santa Claus, but I could very well believe again if he was Freddy Brathwaite!! Some of my best times have been making music with Chris Stein and Freddy B.”
Freddy added of ‘Yuletide Throwdown’: 
“In the beginning of my journey into pop culture, Chris and Debbie were among the first to take me and my ideas about hip hop culture seriously and were like mentors to me shining a light along the road and assisting my quest. I’m happy after all this time the world can now hear this fun holiday tune we did way back then.”

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