FINALLY - living proof that I used to make my own pretend records out of paper. I
don't have the paper disc which I swear I must have made to make this seem even more
realistic, but I do have this pretend record sleeve. There are vague ZTT references
on the back sleeve but it's still a puerile load of toss, so I have to conclude I
must have made this some time around the summer of 1984, at the peak of my Frankie
Goes to Hollywood craze when Two Tribes was at Number One for nine weeks (and I played
it, and Relax, constantly, for months, collecting as many vinyl and cassette mixes
as I could).
What's great is that I even still have the lyrics to both the songs on this pretend
single. As far as I know, I never recorded them (though I did adapt some of the lyrics
of one of them for this song) and I've completely forgotten how the tunes went, so
I suppose they're pretend songs as well. And thank God for that, because they're
just about the most embarrassingly rubbish thing I could possibly have written.
But how would that young, 12-year-old me feel if he knew that one day, such dreams
would eventually result in this? Or even this?
Shane Wepherd The Affair 1984
COMEDY Back Up Top 1971-2016
Bobby Goes to Scunthorpe My first comedy song Spring 1984
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