Sunday, December 13, 2015

25 Holidays Records: 14: Merry Merry Christmas by New Kids on the Block

We're counting down to Christmas Day with a list of 25 records we have in the shop at Royal Cat Records! Why? Because vinyl rules!

Our next record just might be the most unbearable so far!


Merry Merry Christmas
by New Kids on the Block

We found this gem in a box marked "do not open ever." It's hard to believe that this is only the third album by this prototypical boy band, best known these days as the group that gave the world Donnie Wahlberg (and by extension, all the other Whalbergs, including hunky underwear model-turned-rapper/dancer-turned-serious dramatic actor Mark Wahlberg). Most of this record has a plodding charm to it and the passing of the years has put a little bit of a nostalgic haze over the harsh hatred the music generated in everyone who wasn't an eight-year-old girl in the late 80s. Take a look at the video from The Arsenio Hall Show if you forget what it was like.

Have a Funky Funky Christmas, everybody!

Track List

A1 This One's For The Children 3:54
A2 Last Night I Saw Santa Claus 3:28
A3 I'll Be Missin You Come Christmas (A Letter To Santa) 4:58
A4 I Still Believe In Santa Claus 3:23
A5 Merry, Merry Christmas 4:04
B1 The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire) 4:15
B2 Funky, Funky, Xmas 5:06
B3 White Christmas 3:37
B4 Little Drummer Boy 4:21

B5 This One's For The Children (Reprise) 1:12

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