Sneering UK bankers release Credit Crunch Christmas songDecember 21st, 2008 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 21 (ANI): A group of bankers in Britain have released a song about the economic misery that millions of people have been facing, entitled Credit Crunch Christmas.
The song features the chorus: Sorry we ****** up your Christmas, but really we dont give a s***.
A member of the group, called the City Boyz, has revealed that he roped in his young son to sing.
According to reports, the song was made during a boozy session, and it has echoes of Harry Enfields loathsome Loadsamoney TV character from the 1980s, with the line: We have made loadsa money, in fact were swimming in it.
It begins with the child singing about how people are sad due to the credit crunch, and how there will be no Christmas lunch or Nintendo toys for many.
The video of the song, available from iTunes, features footage of bankers drinking and urinating in a London pub, and the lyrics after that include lines about people not being able to meet their Visa interest payments.
The City Boyz, who are City bankers and stock brokers, refused to reveal their employers names.
We were down ONeills, p****d as usual and p****d off that we were getting the blame for the crunch all the bloody time, the Daily Express quoted City Boyz spokesman Dave as saying.
Then we all thought you know what, we dont really give a s**t. Weve all done OK, sod em. One of the guys came up with this chorus. We had the whole pub joining in so we knew were on to something! Dave added.
The paper also reported that royalties from the record would go towards another drinking session.
All the proceeds are going behind the baryou could say its a charity record! Dave snidely said.
Given the support the song is getting from the City, the bakers behind it believe that it may get into the Top 10.
They also made arrogant claims that they had a future in the music industry, and insisted that they would have new artists to perform another song rather than record it themselves.
Weve got more cash to invest in artists than most of the major labels these days, Dave said.
As this record shows, we have production skills to give Stock, Aitken and Waterman a run for their money! he added.
Liberal Democrat Treasury spokesman Vince Cable said: This song is an eloquent statement as to just how the City really views the public. (ANI)
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