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After a career lasting almost four decades, Chas and Dave - the musical act who made a surprisingly long chart career out of naff reversionings of cockney pub songs, even playing Glastonbury in 2007 - have split. Please enjoy: Snooker Loopy. Gertcha. Rabbit. And for extra fun, the glitchcore remix of Snooker Loopy
posted by mippy (21 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
Great stuff, thanks!
posted by Dee Xtrovert at 8:53 AM on September 22, 2009


They haven't split as such.. they've got old. And one of them (and I'll be damned if I ever knew which was Chas and which was Dave) has retired.

Despite valiant attempts by Vera Lynn, Mick Jagger, Tom Jones et al to show that pensionable age is no barrier to chart or concert success, it's no disgrace to bow out when you're long past your sixtieth birthday.

And for the record (from the third link), ""He hasn't hung up his bass for good and will certainly play with Chas again."

The postmodern ironic hipster in me is quietly pumping my fist in joy.
posted by MuffinMan at 8:55 AM on September 22, 2009


Needs more Margate
posted by Jofus at 8:56 AM on September 22, 2009


My Dad had a Chas and Dave mix tape that would be played endlessly over and over again every Xmas. This one always reminds me of drunken Xmas afternoons with all my old Cockney relatives singing along. It perfectly captures the sort of maudlin nostalgia that always seems to be so appreciated by them.
posted by conifer at 8:56 AM on September 22, 2009


I find The Sideboard Song incredibly catchy, even if its generational clash seems quaint. (And let us not overlook the duo's sadly unacknowledged influence on Brummie rapper The Streets.)
posted by Doktor Zed at 9:25 AM on September 22, 2009


I dunno about the music, but that snooker loopy video has an insane shot at 0:43.
posted by boo_radley at 9:29 AM on September 22, 2009


Uh, the glitchcore remix is ... um ... well, that's the first I've heard of glitchcore. What's the point of it? If I may ask? It has no rhythm or melody or any other actual attributes of actual music, so ... ?
posted by Michael Roberts at 9:36 AM on September 22, 2009


A better Chaz & Dave at Glasto link, from 2005. I am about 200 yards outside, which was as close as it was possible to get.
posted by vbfg at 9:39 AM on September 22, 2009


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posted by elsietheeel at 10:09 AM on September 22, 2009


And to think it's the Americans who imagine they have an embarrassing working class culture in the South.
posted by Abiezer at 10:40 AM on September 22, 2009


Metafilter: the glitchcore remix of Snooker Loopy
posted by Multicellular Exothermic at 10:53 AM on September 22, 2009


What's the point of it? If I may ask? It has no rhythm or melody or any other actual attributes of actual music, so ... ?

And yet it's still an improvement on Chas and Dave's stuff.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 11:11 AM on September 22, 2009


Also: someone was complaining about links to the Daily Mail on Metatalk the other day, but you had to go one better and link to The Sun?

WTF?
posted by PeterMcDermott at 11:19 AM on September 22, 2009


The demise of Chase and Dave was not a matter for the Financial Times.
posted by mippy at 12:36 PM on September 22, 2009 [2 favorites]


Poor show on their part then, could have severe knock-on effects on the vital eels, pie, mash and liquor markets.
posted by Abiezer at 12:45 PM on September 22, 2009


I am about 200 yards outside, which was as close as it was possible to get

I am right up the front, because I am a ninja.

Best thing about that show as the way they handled the site-wide two-minutes-silence-for-global-poverty bullshit, by stopping for about two seconds.
posted by cillit bang at 1:15 PM on September 22, 2009


And for extra fun, the glitchcore remix of Snooker Loopy

Neatly combining these two things I saw Chas and Dave at Bang Face last year. They looked somewhat surprised at their ecstatic reception. Bloody brilliant.
posted by ninebelow at 1:33 PM on September 22, 2009


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posted by the_very_hungry_caterpillar at 2:48 PM on September 22, 2009


All in all, I prefer Penis Von Lesbian's British working class singing....

(sorry!)
posted by Jody Tresidder at 3:13 PM on September 22, 2009


"Reversionings" leapt off the page and almost killed me. What you're looking for is "versions".
posted by Gamien Boffenburg at 8:04 PM on September 22, 2009


No, what I'm looking for is a good cup of tea. Step to it, Jeeves!
posted by mippy at 3:58 AM on September 23, 2009


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