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Friday, 11 May 2012

BRUTE FORCE: The King of Fuh LIVE IN BIRMINGHAM?????????????

Last night, Prudence, the orange cat and I sat down to watch another two and a half hour DVD documentary from those jolly nice folks at Chrome Dreams. I will be reviewing it properly later today, because it is jolly good, and deserves more time than I can give at the moment. However, anyone who is a devotee of Apple Records will know that their most obscure, and collectible release was a single by Brute Force, called 'The King of Fuh'. It has finally been released on the Apple Records sampler, but I got to wondering whether he (Brute Force is a bloke called Stephen Friedland, rather than a band) had ever done the song live. Much to my joy I found that not only was the answer YES, but that he had done it in a pub in Birmingham a couple of years back. My cu runneth over...

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