Saturday 18 November 2017

Goldfrapp: Tricky hated our name

Alison Goldfrapp has mellowed considerably
Alison Goldfrapp has mellowed considerably

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

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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