Kajagoogoo….On This Day in History V
Today marks the 30th anniversary of the release of a favourite single of mine by any artist – not just Limahl. On this day in 1984, EMI records unleashed the follow up single to solo debut ‘Only For Love’ by issuing ‘Too Much Trouble’ on the record buying public. Available as a 7”, 12” and 12” Picture Disc, the single had alternate cover art in Europe to that published here in the UK. Thirty years later, the decision made by the label to vary the cover art by territory is a collector’s delight, so thank you EMI.
The song made its UK chart debut on June 2nd 1984.
KajaFax did talk to Limahl about the track and the video – the Limahl of 2014 is less enthusastic about the track that I am!
The song is essentially a break-up song. Limahl sings his way through a lyric in which he describes a guy who just decided that a relationship that he is embroiled in that just isn’t right, and being too much trouble, he ended it. The “do doos” symbolise him skipping down the street – happy that he extricated himself from the unwanted partner – neither happy nor heartbroken.
The video was shot in a classroom setting to appeal to what EMI saw as Limahl’s target audience, and Limahl remembers little about the day or indeed the venue.
Whatever and wherever, the track is a winner for us here at team Kajafax.
Video content courtesy of ’90tohru’.