It is 1983. Paul Young has quit the Streetband and stopped “singing” about Toast.
Yup, that’s him alright.
He releases “No Parlez” and scores a Number One hit with this, a cover version of a Marvin Gaye track:
When I was younger, I always thought that to be a perfectly passable cover version. But then, when I was younger, I’d never actually heard the original. And once I had, I realised it really was nowhere near as good:
But whilst Young’s cover pales into insignificance compared to the original, that’s not why we’re here.
For elsewhere on “No Parlez” is this, utterly awful cover of a truly great record:
You don’t need me to tell you how superior the original was, now do you?