FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD
"WATCHING THE WILDLIFE" (1987)
You can watch the official ZTT video on the main FGTH page, but for this page I have included the band's very last live performance.
The 12 inch versions were, as always with Frankie, particularly good, featuring real orchestral string arrangements. However, I remember many fans complaining at the time that Frankie should've released Maximum Joy instead of this track. I have to agree, although the track would have needed a remix with a stronger drum track added to make it more single/radio friendly.
Released on Feb 23rd 1987, Watching The Wildlife reached Number 28 in the UK singles chart and #23 in Germany. It was the band's worst performing single in the charts, although this was inevitable.
Frankie Say Wear A Condom
After all the controversy over the lyrics in the Relax single - "Relax Don't Do It" was basically telling everyone not to use protection during sexual intercourse - Frankie caved in to the media frenzy over Aids becoming a global epidemic, and decided that this single should feature the message "Use A Condom".
A cassette single was also released and this was included free with the 2011 deluxe reissue of the Liverpool album which featured 23 tracks, including The Waves.