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Sunday, August 7, 2016

Freur weren't German

I'd just always assumed that the makers of "Doot Doot" were German.  It had that feeling of a non English speaking act doing a song in English.  But Freur were from Cardiff, Wales and even though they were a one hit wonder with a U.K. peak of #59  "Doot Doot" went all the way to #17 in Italy and came in as the 51st biggest single of the year in 1983.  I'd imagine it did well in some other European countries too and got some morning music play at The Saint as well.

Years later they reformed as The Underworld signed to Sire and had a huge hit with "Born Slippy" from the Transpotting soundtrack. 

"Doot Doot" remains for me one of my all time new wave favorites. 

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