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Posted: 22 Jun 10, 04:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sad news about Frank( Chris Sievey) today.

Here's side one of Frank's 10" LP "Medium Play" from 1990 on the In Tape label to remind us of the great man.

"Frank Sidebottom: Nothing more than Chris Sievey wearing a paper maché head. He was created by Sievey as the Freshies' number one fan (well, The Freshies' only fan), and managed to get a career out of being the band's only fan. Ironic that the Freshies' fan would be more famous than the Freshies themselves.

Frank once sold a video by mail-order called "Frank's Home Movie Video". He reportedly recorded a personalised intro on each video ordered, and coloured all the sleeves in by hand!

He had many songs released, although all of them are near impossible to get hold of. For example, he released a couple of "Timperley" EPs, where all the tracks contained, er, "Timperley" (it was where he lived, or something). Yes: all of them. Every single one. Other famous releases included "Frank Sings The Magic Of Freddie Mercury and Queen", and the 12" version called "Frank Sings The Magic Of Freddie Mercury And Queen And Kylie Minogue (you know; her off 'Neighbours')". The most memorable tracks being "Frank Gordon" (a version of "Flash Gordon"), and "I Am The Champion" (a version of "We Are The Champions"). He also released a single entitled "Panic by The Sidebottoms", containing no less than nine different mixes of the same song (one of which was the "Demon Axx Warriors from Oblivion Mix"). And John Kettley wasn't the only BBC weatherman to have a song written about him, as Ian McCaskill's name was put to Frank's imaginatively-titled "Ian McCaskill". And we haven't even mentioned "Best of the Answering Machine", "6 All-time Great Footballing Chants (including 'Nil-Nil', 'Wemberley', and 'There's Only One Referee')" or "Frank checks into Auntie Edie's", yet. Or the album "B******s To Christmas"."

http://bootsalesounds.blogspot.com/2010/06/frank-sidebottom-rip.html


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Posted: 22 Jun 10, 06:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sad news indeed.  Thanks for letting us know.

Frank's 'Everybody sings Queen' is hilarious and actually makes a good medley!

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Posted: 22 Jun 10, 12:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

RIP Frank, our thoughts are with Little Frank.


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Posted: 22 Jun 10, 16:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

will be sadly missed

i have some of his old vinyl releases at home
also saw him live at Burberry's (bham) and Hull uni in early 90s
guy was a legend
genuine comedy talent

hope it's not RIP Little Frank, Little Denise and Little Buzz Aldrin

let's make frank's world cup song no1


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Posted: 22 Jun 10, 16:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Frank was ace.

RIP

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Posted: 28 May 14, 16:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Been converting some of my old Frank vinyl to digital over last few days,
so I'm making no apologies ofr reviving a dead thread - Frank's memory should never die
can't believe this topic died ..Frank maybe gone but his music should live on
this place is full of Philistines....Frank did almost more for Queen in the 80s than Queen actually did

if you get a chance seek out the following...and enjoy some "Queen Comedy Gold"
Radio Ga Ga
Save Me
We Will Rock You
"that Wembley thing"
Frank Gordon
"the bit i missed off my queen EP"
queen hip-hop mix
everybody sings queen
i am the champion
Bohemiu / Boheameeun Rapso / Bohemium Rasppody / Queen Song

the guy really was a legend



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