You know the Wurzels?
You know of them, though?
I am aware of their existence and have a passing knowledge of their recording history.
I reckon they’re about due for a comeback.
That seems rather unlikely.
No, think about it. For years we’ve derided the mainstream pop industry for churning out cover after cover and simply adding a drum’n’bass backbeat. Well, all the good stuff’s been nearly used up. It’s only a matter of time before somebody is forced to either sample the Wurzels in a rap song, or directly cover a Wurzels track.
I see your logic. But I don’t see where the Wurzels comeback fits in.
Whenever anyone gets sampled or covered, there’s a brief resurgence of interest in the original artist. Normally this extends as far as a tabloid story about how a combination of drugs and alcohol has melted their brain, leaving them a penniless wreck living in a bedsit in Swindon or something.
The Wurzels aren’t exactly well-known for their rock’n’roll lifestyle.
Exactly. When the media resurgence hits them, they’ll be perfectly placed to reveal a new album and launch themselves back into the pop stratosphere.
It’s a reasonable theory, I suppose, but there’s one problem – nobody likes the Wurzels.
Ah, I’ve thought about that, too.
I rather thought you might have.
As is now recommended practice, the Wurzels can release an album full of covers of other people’s tracks.
But who could they possibly cover? Linkin Park? Eminem?
No – Kylie.
Yes. Think about it.
Hmmm. ‘Oi just can’t get you out of moi ‘ead/Boy your lovin’ is all oi think about…’
Do you see?
Yes. It is a plan of greatness. Have you considered ever going into the music industry yourself?
Me? Nah. Too many weirdos in that game. Another round?