So Ambrosia has gone into a big production number, based - and this really is brilliant simplicity - on the Village People's "Go West". What can't you do with a Village People tune?
And such a lovely setting: a Victorian terminus - it should be Paddington of course - with a grim crowd debouching from a grim InterCity 125 in black-and-white.
But then, centre-stage, in colour like a comic turn for the Countryside Alliance, we have a country person in tweeds and a flat cap, riding on a Jersey cow, leading the chorus with "Go West where the weather's nice. Go West, where they make creamed rice. Go West where they say, Ooh Arh. Go West, where the sheep go Baa."
He bears a strong resemblance to the earlier Eric Sykes, and he's got dramatically incompetent hand signals.
But there's more. He rides the cow into green pastures and over the hill comes an exultant opera chorus, doing "Ooh arh, it's Ambrosia." It's ridiculous throughout.
This is Ambrosia elevating itself to the status of a national treasure by reworking its traditional pitch in a style that's way beyond ironic.
It takes a lot to write lyrics like that. It takes a lot to pitch an idea like that at a traditionally conservative kind of client. And it probably takes a lot for the client to buy into this lovely nonsense. I think it'll shift shedloads of the stuff.Reuse content