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Ooooooh...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiZP-27-PJw

Poll Results

OptionVotes
Cuddle a cat 5
Crush a grape 3
Sing a duet with our dog 3
Prize open a mince pie 2
Wrestle an Action Man 2
Rip a tissue 1
Go to the moon 1
Pop a balloon 1
Frighten a berry? 0
Leap over a chocolate log 0
Swing on a lamppost 0
Duff a daffodil 0
Jump off a doll's house 0
Kick sand in our budgie's eye 0
Unravel me granny's knitting 0


Arthur Lowe & Love (Tom D.), Wednesday, 24 July 2019 23:31 (two months ago) link

Intrigued by this I must admit:

2. Parsons, Tony (1985) "Singles", NME, 2 February 1985, p. 14

Arthur Lowe & Love (Tom D.), Thursday, 25 July 2019 17:12 (two months ago) link

"Jump off a doll's house" and "prize open a mince pie" are the most surprising images here, though I also like the simplicity of "crush a grape" and "rip a tissue." "Cuddle a cat" is the sentimental favorite.

geoffreyess, Thursday, 25 July 2019 17:24 (two months ago) link

Went with the classic titular exclamation, which to my recall was the only fully formed one when he started on Crackerjack.

I'm not sure any of them would fly in this day and age though, given they're supposed to be deliberately small/weak achievements to match his stage persona's campness/homosexuality.

Elitist cheese photos (aldo), Thursday, 25 July 2019 17:33 (two months ago) link

Ah! Excellent.

Arthur Lowe & Love (Tom D.), Thursday, 25 July 2019 17:36 (two months ago) link

Write-in vote for 'test-drive a Tonka'

Gavin, Leeds, Thursday, 25 July 2019 18:01 (two months ago) link

he’s singing “frighten a faerie” i think ?

budo jeru, Thursday, 25 July 2019 18:11 (two months ago) link

given they're supposed to be deliberately small/weak achievements to match his stage persona's campness/homosexuality

no family is safe when I crush a grape

geoffreyess, Thursday, 25 July 2019 18:51 (two months ago) link

a lot of oohs here too

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STbhaqsBJB0

del griffith, Thursday, 25 July 2019 19:19 (two months ago) link

Interestingly, a full year before "Ooh I Could Crush a Grape", Stu Francis released the clunkily titled "I Could Have Crushed a Grape".

https://img.discogs.com/LY5GUf5sZ-vl3ydMzAl3y-v39B4=/fit-in/600x602/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-5020058-1451128749-1406.jpeg.jpg

Can't find any trace of this on YouTube though :(

Arthur Lowe & Love (Tom D.), Tuesday, 30 July 2019 12:40 (two months ago) link

Written and produced by Brian Chatton (Francis at least had a co-write on "Ooh.."), a session guy with a fairly credible track record who, nonetheless, also played on this 'Horrible 70s album titles like I've Got My Own Album To Do' perennial:

https://direct.rhapsody.com/imageserver/images/alb.118624068/500x500.jpg

Arthur Lowe & Love (Tom D.), Tuesday, 30 July 2019 12:45 (two months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Saturday, 24 August 2019 00:01 (one month ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Sunday, 25 August 2019 00:01 (one month ago) link


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