Watch The BANNED 1984 Music Video of Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s “RELAX” – Video

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Both song and video for the 1984 hit Relax by Frankie Goes To Hollywood were swooped on by censors in the UK and USA, because of its gay S&M bondage styling  and the overtly sexual imagery of the video. The then racy lyrics, were labelled  “obscene” and both the BBC and MTV banned the video.  But still the song went on to become a smash hit and helped define mid-80s pop.

Watch the “banned” music video below and RELAX.

 

Will Kohler

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