Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Tuesday Night Music 4 6 10

There was a time, back in the 1980's, when five lads from Liverpool had the world in the palm of their hand.

They were the right band with the right message at the right time, with just enough raunch to give them rock and roll credibility and just enough social consciousness to give them depth. They were an unstoppable media event, sold as a massive product filled with clash and controversy, and a raw, undeniable power that put them well ahead of other British acts of that time.

They were Frankie Goes to Hollywood. They were fabulous. And then, just as quickly as they'd arrived, they were gone. Frankie say... no more.

This video is the one they always remember. We've got newsreels and an ersatz Reagan and Chernenko duking it out for the world's entertainment. We've got the late Yasser Arafat sayingt the most important thing in the world right now is Frankie Goes to Hollywood. And we've got the world going boom at the end - what more do you want?

Oh, you want three different versions? That was Relax, my friend. This is Two Tribes.


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