Nights at the Roundtable (Christmas Edition) continuing with the IRS Christmas 1987 album with The Balancing Act and "Green Pants And Finance".
December 17, 2011

The Balancing Act. Sadly overlooked when it comes to 80's nostalgia.

Continuing our survey of Christmas songs. Tonight it's another track off the IRS 1987 Just In Time For Christmas album. The Balancing Act and Green Pants And Finance.

I don't know why The Balancing Act are left out when it comes to reminiscing about the 80's. They weren't Techno, they weren't gimmicky, they weren't Metal. They turned out some pretty decent, intelligent music that was honest and not over-produced. The label may have had something to do with it (they were in the financial shits shortly after this album came out), but I suspect mainstream audience tastes may have been a bigger factor.

In any event, here they are doing their nod to Christmas.

More coming up tomorrow.

Can you help us out?

For nearly 20 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit, but now Facebook is drowning us in an ocean of right wing lies. Please give a one-time or recurring donation, or buy a year's subscription for an ad-free experience. Thank you.


We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service for information on our posting policy.