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MUSIC & THE ARTS

Chas and Dave not dead

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Posted September 27, 2012
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Who's that bloke in the middle? Chas and Dave and someone else. (Check bottom for credit)

Rumours that cheeky Cockney music duo Chas and Dave had disappeared into the abyss have been scotched by news that they are now advertising trains in the East Midlands.


According to a press release issued by East Midlands Trains (EMT) dated 21/9/12, 'rockney performers' Chas and Dave have "teamed up" with the said Stagecoach-owned choo-choo operator to promote its "cheap train tickets to London".

The duo, which hit the big time in the latter half of the 70s and 80s with such grindcore anthems as Gertcha, Rabbit and Snooker Loopy, have apparently also "announced a series of tour dates over the coming year".

Moreover, further proof of their total lack of deceasedness comes from the revelation that they "are currently appearing on billboards and radio adverts throughout the East Midlands, encouraging people to 'Gertcha self' to London".

"We want to get the message out far and wide about our great value fares to London," says EMT's customer service and commercial director Neil Micklethwaite, "and what better way than to let the famous Cockney duo Chas and Dave rabbit on about it!"

Quite.

It's an unmitigated masterstroke of marketing.


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It's also not the first time the two dubstep progenitors have shocked the musical underground, having previously compromised their artistic integrity by extolling the virtues of Courage Best Bitter in song and rhyme.

Not that that's a crime.

Even in four-four time.

But here's the proof anyway, courtesy of boywoolner's YouTube channel.





Meanwhile, to discover 10 things you apparently never knew about Chas and Dave, including their Beatles, Led Zeppelin and Eminem connections, have a read of this.

It'll blow your tits off.

It did mine.

They're all over the floor now.

Gertcha!


Picture credit

Top and thumb: Chas and Dave at the Lemon Tree in 2003 by Stuart Chalmers.

For licensing information click the above link.



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