Duelling Ukuleles



A few years ago, we were asked by Xfm to sit alongside Dr Fox, Tim Lovejoy and someone from The Daily Star on a panel to judge a load of listener efforts at creating an unofficial World Cup anthem. If that line-up sounds hellish, the songs were even more so. Because beyond Vindaloo, Three Lions and World in Motion, there are no “good” England songs, only varying degrees of bad ones.

That said, the Dulwich Ukelele Club has come up with one that’s less bad than most and in doing so is threatening to usurp the Brockley Ukulele Club as the pre-eminent South East London uke-outfit. Can the BUG respond?

Thanks to Londonist and Brockley Jon.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is excellent - someone send it to the One Show - right up their populist street.

Anonymous said...

The BUG are all vegetarians so would probably have trouble mustering the energy.

Anonymous said...

This year I'm particularly taken by this offering: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEu_5sP9F0Q
And I can't believe you'd have the cheek put vindaloo in the same bracket as the other 2 legendary songs!

BUG member said...

Not me! Nothing I like better than a decent steak tartare. Something I won't be mentioning at our gig tomorrow at a vegan cafe in Bethnal Green.

Sadly we don't have a World Cup anthem with which to respond, but hats off to Dulwich, a splendid effort and we wish them every success with it.

*ungrits teeth*

Segovia said...

I warned you to clean those guitars in COLD WATER!! You used HOT WATER!!! See what happens when you don't listen??!! Tsk.

Re-entrant said...

Great stuff. The guy who put this promo together knows what (presuming it's a) he's doing. Seems like everyone's playing the uke these days - even the props guys and riggers on the film shoots I've been on keep one in their trucks for when there's a lull in the action.

Must get one soon and join the fun!

Tamsin said...

@ segovia - love it! A comforting thought for all those laundry accidents in my life.

Nux said...

Well my 13 month old thinks this is brilliant, we have had to play it about 10 times and it is real hands in the air stuff for her :-)

Anonymous said...

Love it!

Anonymous said...

that is XXXXing awful.

Anonymous said...

They asked Brockley Central onto XFM!!?????

Brockley Nick said...

No, it predates Brockley Central. This is when I was merely FA Nick.

st george said...

I think I remember that... song for Euro 2004? Christian Oconnell?

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