One to 1
I’m not at all happy with this latest craze involving 12" singles. Just lately there seem to be so many different versions of the same single in shops.
One example is ‘Relax’ by Frankie Goes To Hollywood. I bought the 12" single last week after hearing a friend’s copy. When I got it home it wasn’t the same version.
I then noticed hidden away on the sleeve that the copy I’d forked out £2 for was the ‘sex mix’ (why on earth it’s called that is beyond me)—
I always thought that the 12" was the extended version of the 7"—
I feel really bitter.
Mr Angry alias Todd Kristel, Halesowen. West Midlands.
Todd, mate, have a £5 record token on us and buy the right one.
“Okay schmuck face, nobody said you had to buy our 12"”
I think Radio One is disgusting not playing Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s single.
They used to have a jingle that went “the station of the nation”. They can hardly be the station of the nation when they won’t play the nation’s most popular single.
Why did it get to No.1? I’ll tell you, because a lot of people didn’t think it was obscene and were broadminded enough to make up their own minds about it, instead of having it made up for them by the BBC.
Something I think is really obscene is the way they exploit their positions as DJs by always announcing where they’re going to be running discos over the weekend. Radio One jockeys give their personal appearances lots of airplay so the attendance figures go up and they’ll get more money.
On top of that we have to hear all the requests from their personal appearances instead of those that are sent in by ordinary listeners.
Perhaps when Radio One gets its house in order it might be more justified in taking a stance against what it considers obscene. For the moment, it just stinks.
John Hoadley, Maistone.