Flaunt It (album)

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Flaunt It
Studio album by Sigue Sigue Sputnik
Released March 1986
Genre Post-punk, new wave, glam rock
Length 41:48
Label Parlophone
Producer Giorgio Moroder
Sigue Sigue Sputnik chronology
Flaunt It
(1986)
Dress for Excess
(1988)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

Flaunt It is the debut album by British band Sigue Sigue Sputnik. The album featured a remix of their #3 UK hit single[2] "Love Missile F1-11", as well as "21st Century Boy". Flaunt It was unique in that the band sold off spots between songs for advertisements. Ultimately, ads for L'Oréal, i-D magazine, the short-lived London pirate television station NeTWork 21, and London's Kensington Market clothing shop Pure Sex were complemented by fictitious ads for the Sputnik Corporation and the (unreleased) Sigue Sigue Sputnik Computer Game;[3] a spoken word advertisement (narrated by the Sputnik Corporation voiceover) for EMI closes the album. All original CD versions and the version released in Germany also include an ad for Tempo, a lifestyle magazine.[4] The liner notes include small print ads for the various advertisers, as well.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Anthony James, Martin Degville and Neal Whitmore except "Atari Baby" and "Massive Retaliation" written by Anthony James, Martin Degville, Neal Whitmore and Giorgio Moroder.

Side one[edit]

  1. "Love Missile F1-11 (Re-Recording Part II)" (4:49)
  2. "Atari Baby" (4:57)
  3. "Sex-Bomb-Boogie" (4:48)
  4. "Rockit Miss U·S·A" (6:08)

Side two[edit]

  1. "21st Century Boy" (5:10)
  2. "Massive Retaliation" (5:02)
  3. "Teenage Thunder" (5:17)
  4. "She's My Man" (5:37)

Personnel[edit]

  • Giorgio Moroder - producer
  • Brian Reeves - engineer
  • Syd Brak - illustrations
  • Mike Morton - photography
  • Joe Shutter - photography
  • Frank Griffin - photography
  • Dave Thompson - liner notes
  • Brian Carr - legal counsel

Popular culture[edit]

"Love Missile F1-11" was used in the 1986 hit film Ferris Bueller's Day Off and the video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. A version of the song is featured in the South Park episode Super Fun Time, with Eric Cartman singing along "I'm having a super fun time".

Pop Will Eat Itself released a cover of "Love Missile F1-11" as a single in May 1987, before including it on the Box Frenzy LP in 1988. David Bowie covered the song as an outtake during the sessions for his 2003 album, Reality. It was then released as a B-side for the single "New Killer Star".

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