Frankie goes to Kuwait
Opportunism Knocks as a number of A&R men promising petrol pump price-style advances lock themselves in mortal combat in their attempts to persuade Holly Johnson and the four other original members of Frankie Goes To Hollywood to reform and re-record ‘Two Tribes’. The reason is that the song again seems timely thanks to the present crisis in the Gulf. A new video would be shot featuring actors playing President Bush and Saddam Hussein rollin’ and tumblin’ in a sandpit with nerve gas (!) being substituted for dry ice!
“It’s true,” Holly confessed when confronted by The Scoundrel, “me and the lads have been waiting for just the right moment to reform and this has got to be it right!”