Thomas Bridge 17 April 2015

Watch: Unison makes council song out of Kylie hit

Watch: Unison makes council song out of Kylie hit image

A union member has re-written Kylie Minogue’s smash hit ‘Do the Loco-Motion’ as a protest song against council outsourcing.

The toe-tapping tune uploaded by Barnet Unison has been viewed over 1,000 times while winning support from activists including Russell Brand.

Christened ‘The easyCouncil Loco-Motion’, the lyrics state: ‘It’s all about outsourcing and privatisation, do it and you’ll be causing mass devastation. So come on, come on, do the easy council with me.’

Originally performed in 1962 by Little Eve and covered multiple times, ‘Do the Loco-Motion’ won international notoriety after being released in 1987 as the first single by Aussie pop princess and Neighbours star Kylie Minogue.

Barnet Unison’s version ditches the upbeat mood – and presumably the accompanying train-like dance moves – for messages such as: ‘Make sure profit is your prime consideration. Come on baby do the easy council. Make outsourcing services your council vision.’

In a concluding monologue, the song warns: ‘I thought this dance was going to make people feel good, like Agadoo, the Hokey Cokey or the Twist. But this is about exploiting the workers and short changing residents with poor quality services.’

Image: Tim Sanders

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