God bless Ashford and Simpson, of ‘Solid’-fame, of ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’-fame, of ‘doesn’t he seem like a gay and yet they’re married’-fame.
They have re-crafted their only proper UK hit ‘Solid’ – and that is a crying shame, by the bypass as ‘Solid’ is one of their worst songs. But like ‘Frankie’ was Sister Sledge’s only number one and ‘I Just Called to Say I Love You’ was the magnificent Steveland Wonder’s only chart-topper, often it’s an artist’s VERY WORST WORK that catches the public imagination.
Anyway, anyway, as we were saying A&S have re-crafted ‘Solid, solid as a rock’, not in the way that we re-crafted it at school (‘Solid, solid as my cock’), but in a pro-Obama way, precisely ‘Solid as Barack’, in this case pronounced Baroque.
And it’s quite good and quite funny and they can both still really sing. Listen to it here.