The Rubettes - Plastic Christmas 
The Rubettes - Plastic Christmas

Release Date: Out Now

On paper, '70s pop combo try to make Christmas comeback on the back of old song being used in Great British Back Off montage' is the kind of sentence that should make me recoil with horror whilst simultaneously pressing the play button at arm's length. Then you learn that it's a rip off of the classic French tune 'Ca Plane Pour Moi' by Plastic Bertrand with some ill-fitting festive lyrics and, well, if you're anything like me you don't know whether to laugh until you can't breathe any more or cry for the death of music. This tune may be an extraordinarily well pitched joke with a slow burning punch line but I get the feeling this was a serious attempt to relaunch a career that has long since gone the way of Rolf Harris Best Of. The best thing about this song is that it reminded me to listen to Plastic Bertrand again so, y'know, thanks for that but maybe go back to touring small town festivals or see if Peter Kay is thinking of doing Phoenix Nights again. Mental.

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