Library Rock's Backpages

Popping The Cherry: Goldfrapp's Glam Adventure

Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, April 2003

AFTER THE post-triphop, Shirley-Bassey-meets-Stereolab masterpiece that was 2001's Felt Mountain, Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory have bravely opted to change direction. Their new single 'Train', trailing the brilliant Black Cherry (28th April), tells us as much. A kinky Helmut Newton postcard from Hollywood Babylon, it's the most exhilarating pop record of the month – welcome to the brave neu world of funky glam disco. BARNEY HOSKYNS spoke to Ms. G about sex, synthesizers... and rabbit stew.

Total word count of piece: 1063


Becoming a member is easy. Membership gives you access to all the thousands of articles in the library.

Click here to go to Subscribe page.

Click here for academic and other group subscriptions.