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Great song, great Trevor Horn production, probably the worst bass miming ever! 

Missed Lemmy (distracted by the lady) - I'll have to watch it again......

He did pop up everywhere in those days mind, usually on Tiswas

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11 minutes ago, police squad said:

Lemmy walks the lady off. it's typical Lemmy

Quite a restrained outfit by his standards too, I was expecting the full SS regalia

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20 minutes ago, police squad said:

Lemmy walks the lady off...

probably into the dressing room to explain to her what the song was all about 😄

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" Hit me Hit me Hit me Hit me Hit me with those Custard Creams "

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15 hours ago, fleabag said:

" Hit me Hit me Hit me Hit me Hit me with those Custard Creams "

I used sing 'Hit me with those Levinson Blades' during the '90s when Blades came out.

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On 15/07/2019 at 20:58, Skybone said:

And isn't that Kirsty McColl in the hat?

I think you're right.

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2 hours ago, NikNik said:

I used sing 'Hit me with those Levinson Blades' during the '90s when Blades came out.

Its always been those biscuits for me.

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Just to stray moderately back on topic ...

a) that Lemmy / stripper cameo has to be the weirdest sequence I've ever seen. Do you suppose the Frankies knew any of that was going to happen?

b) isn't that one of the Calm Down Scousers on drums?

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Brilliant clip! Wasn't this band put together by Paul Morley to prove that hit music could be "manufactured"? Opened the floodgates.

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31 minutes ago, V2factoryman said:

Brilliant clip! Wasn't this band put together by Paul Morley to prove that hit music could be "manufactured"? Opened the floodgates.

I don't think so, they formed as a proper band but Trevor Horn produced the snot out of them with his Fairlight after signing them to ZTT

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It must have been one of those urban myths. I can't find anything to support the theory, thanks for clearing that up for me!

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It may have been the Fairlight and Trevor Horn that spawned such a rumour - it was one of the earliest hits to feature sequenced samples like that. 👍

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On 15/07/2019 at 15:54, Shaggy said:

Great song, great Trevor Horn production, probably the worst bass miming ever! 

 

2 hours ago, V2factoryman said:

Brilliant clip! Wasn't this band put together by Paul Morley to prove that hit music could be "manufactured"? Opened the floodgates.

According to an interview with Trevor Horn that I heard back then, they were a proper band. The bass player, Mark O’Toole, was quite a busy “slap-bass player”. Horn had to simplify a lot of his lines as part of the production process.

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I remember FGTH rehearsing at Nomis Studios for their TOTP debut, I had to restrain the bass player from the band I was working with so he didn’t stagger in to drunkenly berate Holly & Co for their bad playing, which, tbh, wasn’t that bad, or perhaps we were both rather drunk, not sure.

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12 hours ago, SICbass said:

 

According to an interview with Trevor Horn that I heard back then, they were a proper band. The bass player, Mark O’Toole, was quite a busy “slap-bass player”. Horn had to simplify a lot of his lines as part of the production process.

 Norman Watt-Roy played the bass that Horn sampled for 'Relax'. But, yeh, O'Toole was a slap-merchant.

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You could always just watch the original "Relax" and judge for yourselves...

 

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Trevor Horn did a terrific work when you hear that original unedited version... But tha are way much worse original versions, like Devo, for example.

Thanks Lemmy (who surely must be a god 😁), there were fantastic producers and arrangers by the time.

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Lemmy... what a top geezer.

And does anyone remember that summer of XXXL white tees with black bold caps across the front: all starting 'Frankie says (the first was 'Frankie says Relax', it went from there). Fashion eh?! That was the work of Paul Morley and the ZTT hype machine ;)

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They were certainly up on their merch. The 1st album came with a merch order form for things from t-shirts to socks and pants to temporary tattoos

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1 hour ago, tauzero said:

You could always just watch the original "Relax" and judge for yourselves...

 

That one got pulled for being too racy. The laser beams one became the TV vid.

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4 hours ago, Soledad said:

Lemmy... what a top geezer.

And does anyone remember that summer of XXXL white tees with black bold caps across the front: all starting 'Frankie says (the first was 'Frankie says Relax', it went from there). Fashion eh?! That was the work of Paul Morley and the ZTT hype machine ;)

I was best man for a mate around this time.. they got his n hers 'frankie says just married' tees..

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