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Wonderman

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" Wonderman "
Album: Sex and Travel
Record Label: Tug Records
Single Release Date: March 19, 1994
Single Catalog No.: SNOG 9 (Vinyl); 12 SNOG 9 (12" Vinyl); CD SNOG 9 (CD)
Arrangement and Music by: Richard Fairbrass, Rob Manzoli, Fred Fairbrass
Vocals: Richard Fairbrass
Guitar: Fred Fairbrass, Rob Manzoli
Additional Credits:
Backing Vocals: Dawn Knight

Wonderman is a single by British pop band Right Said Fred released on March 19, 1994 as part of the promotion for Sonic the Hedgehog 3 in the UK. It placed #55 in the UK charts for one week. The song was also included on Right Said Fred's 1993 album Sex and Travel. An interview regarding the CD was later run in Sega Magazine.

Track List

7" Vinyl

<<Side A>>

  1. Wonderman (7" Version) [3:27]

<<Side B>>

  1. Wonderman (Instrumental) [3:27]

Total Running Time: 6:54

12" Vinyl

<<Side A>>

  1. Wonderman (12" Edit) [5:23]
  2. Wonderman (7" Version) [3:27]

<<Side B>>

  1. Wonderman (7" Instrumental) [3:27]
  2. Wonderman (12" Instrumental) [5:58]

Total Running Time: 18:15

CD

  1. Wonderman (7" Version) [3:27]
  2. Wonderman (12" Edit) [5:23]
  3. Wonderman (A Capella) [3:21]
  4. Wonderman (12" Backing Track) [5:58]
  5. Wonderman (7" Alternate Lead Vocal) [3:26]

Total Running Time: 21:35

Credits

Written by Fairbrass, Fairbrass, Manzoli
Vocals: Richard Fairbrass
Guitar: Fred Fairbrass, Rob Manzoli
Backing Vocals: Dawn Knight

Published by Hit & Run Music (Publishing) Ltd.
Produced by The Beatmasters
Mixed by The Beatmasters
Engineered by James Reynolds
Recorded and Mixed at The Strongroom

Management:
Tamzin Aronowitz, Raw Power Management Ltd.
Paddy Spinks, Hit & Run/U.S. Magement Inc.

To those of you who have put this together, you know who you are, thank you and keep shaving your hairy bits.

Wonder sleeve pumped up at The Clinc

Scans

7" Vinyl Single, UK
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Cover
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Side A Label
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Side B Label


Lyrics

Wonderman
Wonderman

There he is... havin' a blast,
There he is... hogging the limelight,
There he is... a blue rint that works,
He's number one, he's el supremo,
Attitude and power sneakers,
At-attitude and power sneakers,
To be that good just ain't that easy

Wonderman, Wonderman,
He is a Mister Wonderman,
Wonderman,
Ahh he's a Mister Wonderman,
Wonderman, Wonderman
All us feeling, left to wonder,
Is it lightning? Is it thunder?

There he is ... hip to the script,
There he is ... suited and booted,
There he is ... like Fay Wray's King Kong,
So fast it hurts you'll get a slap,
If you take a nap he'll spin attack,
Take-take a nap and he'll spin attack,
To be that good just ain't that easy

Wonderman, Wonderman,
He is a Mister Wonderman,
Wonderman,
Ahh he's a Mister Wonderman,
Wonderman, Wonderman
All us feeling, left to wonder,
Is it lightning? Is it thunder? Wonderman, Wonderman,
He is a Mister Wonderman,
Wonderman,
Ahh he's a Mister Wonderman,
Wonderman, Wonderman
All us feeling, left to wonder,
Is it lightning? Is it thunder?

There he is ... state of the art,
There he is ... Speedy Gonzalez,
There he is ... Z-z-zoom Sonic Boom,
A slammin' door at 3 am,
An itch you scratch again and again,
Again and again again and again,
An itch you scratch again and again

Wonderman, Wonderman,
He is a Mister Wonderman,
Wonderman,
Ahh he's a Mister Wonderman,
Wonderman, Wonderman
All us feeling, left to wonder,
Is it lightning? Is it thunder?

Wonderman, Wonderman,
He is a Mister Wonderman,
Wonderman,
Ahh he's a Mister Wonderman,
Wonderman, Wonderman

Music Video

The music video begins with a framing device poking fun at Right Said Fred's brief success in the 90's, interrupted by Steve O'Donnell (from the UK "Pirate TV" SEGA advertisements) who points out everyone really wants to see Sonic the Hedgehog interviewed, not these two fellows. The rest of the video mainly takes place in the "Hydrocity Zone," though it does not resemble the look of the in-game level. Footage of the group is interspersed with footage from Sonic 3, and ends with a woman commenting that the blue star is "just a flippin' hedgehog, ok?"

Miscellaneous

  • The version of "Wonderman" that was released on Right Said Fred's 1993 album Sex and Travel was completely different from the single that came out a year later. With alternate instrumentation and lyrics, the entire song was reworked to tie into the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise.

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