FGTH Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Relax Uncensored Sex Mix 12" Maxi Vinyl Single

- This album was banned by the BBC Radio 1

On January 11, 1984, BBC Radio 1 disc jockey Mike Read was playing the record on his show when he noticed the front cover design (by Yvonne Gilbert), depicting a man and woman pressed against each other, back to back, with clothed upper bodies but bared buttocks, and including a somewhat salacious quote from the song's lyrics. This prompted him to listen more intently to the words, and his reaction was such that he apparently removed the disc from the turntable live on air, branding it "disgusting" causing the record to be banned from the radio stations


High Resolution Photo #1 FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD Relax Vinyl Record

"Relax Sex Mix" Album Description:

Frankie Goes to Hollywood's 12" Maxi Vinyl Single "Relax Sex Mix" holds a significant place in the musical landscape of the early 1980s, with its release in 1983 in Germany. Produced by the legendary Trevor Horn and featuring album cover design by Yvonne Gilbert, this single not only showcased the band's distinctive sound but also contributed to the cultural and musical zeitgeist of its time.

In the context of the early 1980s, the music scene was undergoing a transformative period, marked by the emergence of new wave, synth-pop, and electronic dance music. Frankie Goes to Hollywood, with their bold and provocative style, played a pivotal role in shaping the sonic landscape of this era. The "Relax Sex Mix" 12" Maxi Vinyl Single stands out as a testament to the band's willingness to push boundaries and challenge societal norms.

Trevor Horn, known for his innovative production techniques, lent his genius to this iconic single. His work on the "Relax Sex Mix" not only showcased his prowess as a producer but also contributed to the evolution of electronic and dance music production. The use of synthesizers, layered instrumentation, and Horn's trademark attention to detail created a sound that was not only groundbreaking but also influential in shaping the future of electronic music.

Yvonne Gilbert's album cover design added another layer to the artistic presentation of the single. Her visual interpretation captured the essence of the band's rebellious spirit and the provocative nature of the "Relax Sex Mix." The cover design became an integral part of the overall package, complementing the audacious sound within.

The release of the 12" Maxi Vinyl Single in Germany further amplified the band's international reach. Germany, with its vibrant and diverse music scene, provided a fertile ground for the acceptance of innovative sounds. The single's success in the German market contributed to Frankie Goes to Hollywood's global recognition, solidifying their status as trailblazers in the evolving music landscape.

Music Genre:

  80s Pop Euro-Disco Dance New Wave
Album Production information: The album: "Relax" was produced by: Trevor Horn
Album cover design by Yvonne Gilbert

Record Label Information:

Island ZTT 601 096 / ZTT Perfect Songs

Media Format:

12" Vinyl 45rpm Stereo Maxi-singleGramophone Record
Album weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

1983 Made in Germany
Track Listing of: "Relax"

The Song/tracks on "Relax" are

    Side One:
  • Relax (Sex Mix) "From Dry to Moist" 8:20
    Side Two:
  • Ferry Goes to Mersey 4:15
  • Relax "From Soft to Hard" 4:24 Acapella Intro
Album cover photos of : Frankie Goes to Hollywood Relax 12" Maxi

High Resolution Photo #1 FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD Relax Vinyl Record  


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