Earl Brutus have recorded their own song for EURO 2000 under the name UNION JACKSON.
The song, ‘Mouldy Old Dough’ was first recorded by Coventry-based band Lieutenant Pigeon and stayed at number one for four weeks in 1972.
Union Jackson, comprising of Earl Brutus members Nick Sanderson and Gordon King and ex-Lush and Jesus And Mary Chain bassist Phil King, aim to go head-to-head with Fat Les to compete for the coveted number one spot – once they’ve secured a record deal.
A spokesperson for Union Jackson told nme.com: “Fat Les say their song was one of the most expensive ever made, but ours is the cheapest because it cost us nothing to make.
“They made theirs in posh Hampstead in Sir George Martin‘s Air studios while we made ours at the Mary Chain‘s old studio in Walworth Road, Elephant & Castle. Ours is proper Cockney.”
As well as competition from Fat Les, Union Jackson will have to compete with the England Supporters Band and ex-KLF and N-Trance rapper Ricardo Da Force‘s version of ‘The Great Escape’, set for release on June 12 through V2.
A spokesperson for Robbie Williams dismissed rumours that the singer was going to release a song to coincide with Euro 2000.