A merry melange of animal noises, bouncing synths and Kristal's bullfrog vocals, "Mud Christmas" is the weird story of a wiggly pig with a fondness for mud. The manager of such storied New York clubs as the Village Vanguard and CBGBs, Kristal first recorded a folk version of this song in 1976 as a B-Side for the CBGBs Christmas Single. This newer version stays true to the lighthearted spirit of the original, even if it shucks the gentle guitars in favor of a thumping dance beat.
By Douglas Wolk on 08.24.14 in Reviews
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By Maura Johnston on 07.23.14 in Features
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By Andy Beta on 07.08.14 in Reviews
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By Barry Walters on 07.08.14 in Reviews
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