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Frankie Says Come Again

Max Bell, Uncut, July 2004

The T-shirts. The gay sex imagery. That BBC ban for 'Relax'. Nine weeks at No. 1 with 'Two Tribes'. For one amazing year — 1984 — FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD — were it. Journalist Max Bell, part of Frankie's inner circle, recounts life on the road with the five boys who, for one brief period, comprise the most notorious band on Earth.

Total word count of piece: 4108


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