Dobba - Guitar & Vocals
Norbert - Vocals
Daz - Vocals
Charmer - Vocals
In a cynical bid to win back their dwindling army of fans the Fingolstones took one of their most popular songs from their first album and rewrote it. The song was of course Obscene Gregs Song. By now Greg had faded from the spotlight somewhat and begun to go round town of a Satdi Neet with a new bunch of muckers. However a ready made replacement in the swearing stakes was already available. John "Laws" Lawson was a stalwart possee member with a penchant for four letter words beginning with "F" and "C". Also a rampant Aston Villa and England supporter and part time football hooligan. He was ideal subject matter for the new song.
The song adopted the same format as "The Foxy Rap". This time it was alternate verses rather than alternate lines that were sung by different band members. This time however The Charmer takes the place of Dobba as lead vocalist. Dobba concentrating on trying to remember the tune for Obscene.
If the listener listens closely there is a distinct click just before the Charmer sings his second verse. This is actually down to the fact that The Charmer could not get it right and it took him numerous attempts. The click is the sound of the tape being restarted for the umpteenth time as he finally nails the vocal. Of course The Charmer wasn't brought into the band for his vocal talents but all that is covered elsewhere.
The song is highly controversial. For a start it includes more swear words than all the other Fingolstones songs put together, leading directly to a ban by the BBC. Tony Blackburn is famously quoted as saying "this is the biggest pile of f*****g s**t I've ever heard".
Also it wasn't popular with the man himself, Laws. In fact he was distinctly unimpressed to say the least. In fact it was after the release of this song that Laws relationship with the Possee began to deteriorate, eventually leading to a split with them altogether. Looking back who can blame him?
The band realised that this time they had gone to far. Daz and The Charmer left and Dobba and Norbert were left to ponder their future. As it happens what followed was the most creative and popular spell of their entire career as the zenith of their powers was finally reached.
Laws with missus circa 1993, did the Fingolstones push him to far ?