Back in the Good Old Days™, charity records followed a tried-and-tested format of taking whichever pop act was flavour of the month, then teaming them up with some kind of comedy turn (preferably a desperately unfunny one) who would chatter 'amusing' lines in the quiet bits. Think Bananarama's 'Help'.
Thankfully, more recent efforts, like Westlife's Uptown Girl and those dreary S Club 7 ballads, have just been ordinary pop songs which don't actually set out to be as irritating as possible (even if the result is the same).
So shame on you, Gareth Gates, for recording Spirit In The Sky with the cast of The Kumars at No.42, and thereby creating one of the most offensive pop records in years.
We say, let TATU lezz it up on CD:UK or whatever - it's this record that should be banned.
Footnote: Charity is smashing, please give generously, just don't buy the single.
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According to Marxist theory, cultural forms such as opera, classical music and the literary works of Shakespeare all fall under the heading of high culture. Low culture refers to a wide variety of cultural themes that are characterised by their consumption by the masses.
We might not be Marxists, but we do know we loved Footballers Wives. If you do too, you'll know what this is all about.