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September 17th, 2007, 3:31 pm #1

From Cherry Red:
"I hope you're well. Just to let you know that Norman Cook's cover of He's
Frank has vocals by Iggy Pop and is possibly a single in early 2008. I'll
send you an MP3 when I've got one."

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September 21st, 2007, 3:09 pm #2

bid wrote:"I'll send you an MP3 when I've got one."
An MP3 from Cherry Red? Surely Iggy and Norman will be more generous and give you a bit more for the glorious 'He's Frank'
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September 21st, 2007, 6:20 pm #3

This is great news! I'm eager to hear it! :D :)
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September 21st, 2007, 10:51 pm #4

I have now heard it, and it's very good. It may be a single out early next year, there may also be some sort of tie-in with a TV series, but I don't know yet.

Cherry Red, true to from, will release an MSet "singles" album early next year, though it won't include the non-Cherry Red singles.

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September 22nd, 2007, 1:32 pm #5

Do you know how they came to choose this particular track? Is one of them a TMS fan, maybe? Or did they have an idea of the sort of song they wanted to cover, and "He's Frank" popped out of one of those "Sounds Like...blah" search engines - which are discussed somewhere on the forum, I believe?

"He's Frank" is one of my all-time favourite TMS tracks, and my only vinyl single. It could soon become very valuable, I sense!
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September 22nd, 2007, 11:07 pm #6

I don't why He's Frank was chosen, but it does suit Iggy's voice. He does a bit of ad-lib as well.

Hmm, I'm not sure what those old vinyls are worth.
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September 22nd, 2007, 11:35 pm #7

There may be a connection as The Beautiful South tried out a cover of He's Frank for their cover version album (I posted about this way back in the what are you listening to thread). Paul Heaton and Norman Cook were in the Housemartins together, of course, which seems like a possible indication that they liked the song from way back.

Whatever, this is really exciting news!
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September 23rd, 2007, 10:02 pm #8

bid wrote:I have now heard it, and it's very good.
I'm not surprised that it's good! In the words of Dr Sticky and Falkhawk I'm both eager and excited.
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September 24th, 2007, 9:35 am #9

I am eager and excited and I can't wait!

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November 13th, 2007, 4:39 am #10

Wow, that was very weird.
I was just watching the TV show Heroes and the new Norman Cook cover of He's Frank came on for a scene in an LA night club! Perfect music for the scene too! (And not at all like the original).
As soon as the commercial came on I got a call from Nate who witnessed this too! :P

Perhaps this list will be updated soon:
http://heroeswiki.com/Soundtrack
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