The version of Shanks & Bigfoot's "Sing A Long"
which I reviewed earlier must have been a remix for the clubs and pirates, because I just saw the video clip and that version is utterly
different. No clattering drums, no groovy bassline, nothing much at all to link it to garage as a genre. Instead we have a slow-mo, Phil Spector-ish garage percussion lattice like the icing on a very sweet birthday cake - the quirky horn and woodwind arrangement reminds me of Jay-Z's "Hard Knock Life" and "Anything" more than anything else. And like those songs, this is nursery rhyme material; even the vocals are hysterically sunny.
So, not content with making the first garage-that-is-not-garage single with "Sweet Like Chocolate", Shanks & Bigfoot have gone ahead and invented Toytown Garage. A good thing or a bad thing? I don't know, but on first listen it's wickedly funny.