Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The Original, Uncensored Version of Frankie Goes to Hollywood's Relax

Upon it's initial release, the BBC banned the single Relax, though it continued to be played on some stations and eventually reached No. 2.

Here in the States, Relax was one of my favorite childhood songs. Even as a child, I wondered why the song was played on my country-bumpkin pop station out of Evansville, Indiana. And though I didn't have the words to describe what I knew, I knew the song was about something that I wanted and liked and knew.

I remember having a boyhood, unnameable crush on Paul Rutherford, and now seeing this version of the video, Holly Johnson was everything that I want to be - a clean cut looking perv.

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