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Title: Meanwhile back in Montreux, the Durannies relaxed about with Frankie...
Source: No. 1
Publish date: 1 June 1985

Meanwhile back in Montreux, the Durannies relaxed about with Frankie. Again Simon amazed onlookers by ‘mooning’ (i.e. pulling down his pants and flashing his bottom) for several hours, much to the delight of The Frankie Lads, in whose room the exhibition took place…

Still in Montreux, Frankie’s Nasher and Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore were intercepted running round hotel corridors, drinking Schnapps and throwing up next to fire extinguishers. And all this after various Frankies had been heard to say that they wouldn’t be seen dead with “the eye-line red ones” (Modey).

And still in Montreux, the Frankies’ favourite word throughout the event was “weed”. Every time someone interviewed them, all they’d say was “our fave influences are weed” or “Fumez-vous weed”? How droll!...

At time of writing, Le Bon and Frankies were still inseparable, Simon having followed O’Toole to New York “so as I can go onstage for a couple of numbers”. We’re not sure if John Taylor is entirely satisifed with this state of affairs as he tells us, “Some of us will do anything to go on stage with Frankie”…