Along with the endless myriad of remixes, Frankie Goes To Hollywood was known for their b-sides. Beginning with Ferry 'Cross The Mersey
, a b-side to the single Relax (snippets of which are included on the Welcome To The Pleasuredome album), they consistently showed their humor and talent through non-album tracks. [more inside]
posted by hippybear
on Aug 26, 2012 -
By 17 October, the day of the Soviet Moon landing, tension had risen. Czechoslovakian and Hungarian troops were said to be massing on the border with Austria. Soviet fighters had been harassing civil aircraft in the Berlin corridors, causing an American airliner to crash.
What was once the most secret British government document is released to the public on Tuesday. The Government War Book, used during the Cold War, set out in great detail exactly what would happen in the days before nuclear weapons were fired.
Prof Peter Hennessy
describes the War Book
posted by the_very_hungry_caterpillar
on Jun 23, 2009 -
Some might find it difficult to believe that this was the video
to a 1984 number one hit, although it's not surprising to learn that the video was banned (as was the song, leaving the BBC in the uncomfortable position of being unable to broadcast their country's biggest hit on any of its radio or television programs). The G rated
version was directed by Brian De Palma
and, oddly, appeared (in slightly altered form) in Body Double
as a porno film within the movie.
Although the band
had other hits, notably Two Tribes
which was rivaled only by Land of Confusion
for most over-the-top Reagan representation in a music video, they have been beset with problems, primarily relating to who owns
, but rest assured that lead singer Holly Johnson
is doing well in his new calling as a painter. This astrological chart
nicely (?) sums up his entire career.
Incidentally, Katherine Hamnett
, who designed the hugely popular Frankie Say Relax
t-shirts (along with Wham's Choose Life
tees which, ironically, birthed an anti-abortion moto) is still a successful designer, who continues to be active in environmental, HIV eradication, and anti-war efforts.
Anyhow, check out the wacky Relax video. But beware of naked, shaving Roman Emperors.
posted by serazin
on Jun 2, 2007 -