Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Treee* (for Tree, Trees, etc.)

You might be surprised to know that Billy Idol, that dressed-in-black-leather punk rocker, actually released a completely serious Christmas album in 2006.  For Happy Holidays, Idol recorded a mix of traditional and popular tunes, including perhaps the only version of “Frosty the Snowman” I actually like, as well as totally fun versions of “O Christmas Tree” and “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” (also not normally at the top of my favorites list).

If I’ve tempted you, the bad news is that the CD is now somewhat rare and sells at a hefty price on Amazon and ebay.  But you can check out an illegal “Frosty” and other tracks on YouTube.  (It could be called free advertising.)  You might even want to look up his new album and autobiography, both released this past October.  But then make certain you take care of that Treee* typo in your catalog.  There are 5 entries for it in OhioLINK and 198 in WorldCat.

(Billy Idol, from Wikimedia Commons)

Deb Kulczak

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