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A very tropical holiday season tune for your festive listening pleasure!
Tropical Strength cover the Christmas classic 'Little Saint Nick' by The Beach Boys from their 1964 holiday hit album 'The Beach Boys' Christmas Album'
Recorded by Al Foil and Sir Dinsington with Luke Spook in their tropical studio in Austinmer, NSW in the lead up to Xmas of 2018...
....Christmas has always played an important part in the life of The 'Strength.
We are always trying to evoke a sense of childhood and the domestic in our music.. Christmas is a highly imaginative and magical time for a kid so naturally we are drawn to it.
Sir Dingsington and our friend Dane Taylor, of Shining Bird, showed me the Beach Boys Christmas album sometime ago, I was obsessed with it, every Christmas I'd blast it and drink eggnog. I’m super into the Beach Boys and this record and the way it infuses Christmas with the tropical, summer setting of the beach is perfect. It’s a beautiful record, I wanted a piece of that beauty for more than just my ears so I started trying to pretty much replicate it, except make it sound a bit more ghostly. Sir Dinsington was annoyed at first because Beach Boys songs are usually very complex, he came round to the idea and we worked on it, invited our friend Luke Spook to lay down a harmony here and there... And here it is!
A flavoursome 'Strength take on 'Little Saint Nick'
released December 20, 2018
Original track by The Beach Boys (1963)
Cover version by Tropical Strength (2018)