The Return of Right Said Fred!
The Germans have signed has-beens, Right Said "I'm Too Sexy" Fred, to open up the Word Cup tonight at a huge ceremony. They could've had anybody they wanted, but they decided on these two no-talents!
It turns out that muscular brothers RICHARD and FRED FAIRBRASS are absolutely massive in Germany.
So big, in fact, they’ll be the only Brit act flying the flag of St George at tonight’s huge concert to mark the start of World Cup 2006.
It says a lot about our European cousins’ musical taste.
Richard and Fred will take to a stage at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin alongside PINK and some German acts for the gala opening in front of 160,000 fans.
The boys will also be playing at a series of FIFA concerts over the next few weeks in cities which are hosting the tournament’s games.
I managed to track Richard down yesterday and he explained: “People think we disappeared back in the early Nineties. But we signed a deal in Germany and had two top ten albums there.
“I think the British public got a bit sick of us. They found it hard to believe we could do anything other than lip sync to Deeply Dippy. We were both having domestic problems too which we wanted to sort out in private, away from the scrutiny of the British media. So it suited us to go abroad.
“And contrary to popular opinion we weren’t able to retire after our hits Deeply Dippy and I’m Too Sexy — we had to keep working.”
I was wondring whatever happened to them. Every so often my iPod will play "I'm Too Sexy" and I'll think back to the days of surf pants and spandex biker shorts. Yeah they were the shit, but some things need to be kept tucked away.