I confess. I bought this, but with the benefit of hindsight I don’t think I bought it because i particularly liked the song.
No. For in 1986, I was a great big randy wannabe-Romeo, a smouldering volcano of hormones, likely to erupt at the merest female attention, who was utterly taken in by that video.
My logic was simple: buy a copy of the single, and I will have done my bit to ensure the video will be shown on Top of the Pops and/or The Chart Show that week.
Just in case you have no idea which video I’m talking about (he says, by way of a rather pathetic justification for posting it), here it is:
Hard to believe that was practically the 80s equivalent of the Blurred Lines video, isn’t it?
Still, at least I can say that by the time Palmer tried exactly the same trick for his follow-up single I Didn’t Mean to Turn You On I wasn’t so easily taken in. I didn’t buy it. Mostly because, as I wrote here (links re-upped), I always felt it was a bit too sleazy old man in a nightclub for my liking.
That, and I’d had several cold showers by then.