I shouldn’t say this, but I’m no great fan of Lynx. Not because I fear the whitter of corporate lawyers in helicopters ready to pounce on me for casting aspersions on their fragrances, but because it is Master P’s whiff of choice, and heavy and cloying it can be of a morning. Almost as bad as a perfumed whiff of Earl Grey tea. (Mrs P’s waking preference.)
But if Lynx has worked its way back into my good books, it’s the latest tv ad that has resurrected “Gangster of Love” as its theme tune. Note sure whose version. Grateful Dead? Steve Miller Band? But certainly not the definitive version by Johnny Guitar Watson.
A 45rpm facsimile nestles somewhere in the house, probably in the garage, a late night favourite in our relative youth, alongside Paul Weller and Ian Drury (There Ain’t Half Been Some Clever Bastards)
The point being that ‘Gangster’ is back to plug a ‘noughties’ lad’s bit of pong. The song is nearly 50 years old FFS. Mind you, if Cab Calloway‘s Minnie the Moocher can become a mortgage adviser’s tune, then it seems that all us old timers are fair game.
And there was me not commenting on tv much, just on two successive days.