Something odd has happened. Something very odd indeed.
Veteran DJ Mike Read - who famously banned Frankie Goes To Hollywood's 'Relax' during his time at Radio One - has recorded a calypso inspired musical ode to Ukip. Yes, really.
As well as making the terrifying prediction that Nigel Farage will one day be PM, it also warns of "illegal immigrants in every town".
Needless to say, it has been met with a certain level of bemusement on Twitter.
Mike Read wrote a UKIP song.
There's never been a greater need for Mike Read to ban the playing of a song.— Baz (@bazlyons) October 20, 2014
I never knew Mike Read had a criminal record. I do now #ukipcalypso— John Prescott (@johnprescott) October 20, 2014
Pretty sure I drank something called UKIP Calypso when I was 16— Elaine Malcolmson (@emalcolmson) October 20, 2014
And just down-right horror.
My cat is sad because he has just heard Mike Read's UKIP calypso song and finally lost all hope for humanity. pic.twitter.com/b4Tngtu6b8— WHY MY CAT IS SAD (@MYSADCAT) October 20, 2014
It is truly terrible.
"Yeah. No. I've tried the UKIP Calypso on him. He still hasn't cracked." pic.twitter.com/bOGv5dfTcN— Will Stevens (@teletextpage152) October 20, 2014
Man emerges from bunker after second playing of Ukip calypso. More follows. pic.twitter.com/mdSUylhsnB— Ern Malley at large (@loveandgarbage) October 20, 2014
The irony of using calypso as a vehicle to carry their message has not gone unnoticed.
It is clever for UKIP to use the music of their enemies to crush them.— Gary Bainbridge (@Gary_Bainbridge) October 20, 2014
The UKIP Calypso: because racists think it's fine to take your culture so long as you don't come along with it.— Elainovania (@scattermoon) October 20, 2014
The rather dubious lyrics have been questioned.
The lyrics in that UKIP calypso are so tortured somebody should report Mike Read to @AmnestyUK.— DocHackenbush (@DocHackenbush) October 20, 2014
And the pronunciation.
FUN FACT: If you sing 'beer can', it sounds like Mike Read singing 'bacon'.— Dan (@ThatConnArtist) October 20, 2014
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But credit where credit's due.
Say what you like re: Mike Read's musical monstrosity, but he's rhymed 'vacuum cleaner' with 'misdemeanour'. Woody Guthrie never did that.— Alex Richardson (@Hit_Delete) October 20, 2014
And maybe it will work where the AV referendum failed.
I really hope novelty songs will decide all elections from now on.— The_No_Show (@The_No_Show) October 20, 2014
UKIP Calypso has more thumbs up than thumbs down on YouTube. Maybe this is how all elections will be from now on?— Steve Doherty (@SteveDoherty1) October 20, 2014
It could have its moments, perhaps.
If you're gay & happen to be getting married in a thunderstorm, then it would be rude not to do your first dance to the UKIP Calypso.— Vikki Stone (@vikkistone) October 20, 2014
Is Read making a career out of this?
To be fair to Mike Read, that UKIP Calypso is much better than his EDL Bhangra effort from last year.— Jason (@NickMotown) October 20, 2014
'UKIP Calypso'; surely Mike Read's finest work since his Oscar Wilde musical which opened 10 years ago today. And closed 10 years ago today.— John O'Farrell (@mrjohnofarrell) October 20, 2014
But he may be inspiring others.
Not to be outdone, Simon Bates has written a bhangra track for the BNP, and Gary Davies is said to be working on a rap for the Ku Klux Klan.— Igor Boggleflops (@ncguk) October 20, 2014
Oh bravo Simon, bravo...
UKIP Apocalypso— Simon Littlefield (@SimoLittlefield) October 20, 2014
But it's not a patch on the old guard.
The Nazis had Wagner. UKIP have Mike Read putting on a racist cod-Jamaican accent. Fascism isn't what it used to be.— Nick Pettigrew (@Nick_Pettigrew) October 20, 2014
We eagerly await the reaction from the other parties.
I'm now hoping that the Tories respond to the UKIP calypso with Sol Campbell's anti-mansion tax reworking of "The Floral Dance".— Alan Graham (@Trubshawe1) October 20, 2014
Looking forward to Cameron's reggaeton comeback.— Ross Lawson (@Ross_Lawson) October 20, 2014
And here's the defence...