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Kermitose is the second in a series of instrumental-with-vocal tributes by the Funboy Five to noted characters of Hemel Hempstead, particularly those who emerged onto the local social/music/pub scene in the 1970s and whose idiosyncratic manner made them enduringly well-known figures throughout the town. In this exceptional case, however, the lore of Kermit (aka 'Deadly Doug' to followers of Wealdstone FC) spread well beyond Hemel Hempstead and reached as far as being mentioned on the first Rezillos album.

We could say a lot more but won't because, firstly, the tune (and the cover) is self-explanatory; secondly, he's still alive and might sue.

P.S. I didn't write this.


There he goes, Kermitose
Where he goes, no-one knows


released October 6, 2015


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Funboy Five Twickenham, UK

Formed in January 1979, the Funboy Five recorded a radio session for the influential John Peel Show, and a single, Life After Death/Compulsive Eater, released in January 1980 on their own Cool-Cat-Daddy-O label.

In 2014, the band revived with a new vinyl single, Save The World/What Did You Do With The Body?, followed by further singles and 2019's 'The Greatest Album Of All Time'.
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