Frankie Goes to Hollywood perform early stripped-down version of "Relax" before it was released

Here's synth-pop band Frankie Goes to Hollywood in 1983 performing a less bombastic version of their massively popular gay anthem "Relax," just months before the record's release, on UK TV show The Tube . I recall that the Welcome to the Pleasuredome cassette J-card was the first place I saw a pierced nipple, in the image showing the Frankie pin-back badge for sale. And yes, I did occasionally rock a "Frankie Say Relax" t-shirt.

And here's the official music video for "Relax":

image: Ralf Liebhold/Shutterstock (detail of cover art by Yvonne Gilbert)