I like a good musical parody. Note the word “good” in there. I’m not talking about the Barron Knights here, but I enjoy listening to The King covering Nirvana in the style of Elvis Presley or Frank Bennett covering Radiohead’s “Creep”.
So there’s one level on which I should have enjoyed the busker in Tottenham Court Road tube station who had reduced Iggy Pop’s “The Passenger” to an end of the pier singalong. But I strongly suspect that the busker didn’t have an ironic bone in his body and that he was playing it that way because he plays everything that way.
It was horrible.
 Am I showing my age by mentioning the Barron Knights? Can anyone under 40 remember them?