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Goldfrapp: Tricky hated our name

Published 16/04/2010 | 14:22

Alison Goldfrapp has mellowed considerably
Alison Goldfrapp has mellowed considerably

Alison Goldfrapp has credited Tricky with the name of her band Goldfrapp.

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The singer said it was because the musician didn't like the name that she and writing partner Will Gregory decided to keep it.

She told the Independent: "I told Tricky that Will and I were going to call ourselves Goldfrapp, and he said, 'no you can't - that's s**t,' and I thought, 'ok that's it, Goldfrapp it is'."

Alison added that she was never a big fan of her own name.

She said: "I've always found my surname slightly weird and slightly ugly. It just happened to look good in the font we had."

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