Toyah and Robert Fripp clamber aboard Ozzy Osbourne's Crazy Train

Toyah and Robert Fripp in their kitchen
(Image credit: Toyah Willcox/YouTube)

We don't like to say we told you so, but we told you so. Last week, in the aftermath of Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox's cover of Lenny Kravitz's Are You Gonna Go My Way?, we predicted they'd be back again this week, and lo and behold, here they are again.  

The lively pair's latest bout sees them wrestle Ozzy Osbourne's 1980 masterpiece Crazy Train into submission, with Fripp rendering Randy Rhoads' famous guitar part helpless with the sonic equivalent of a full nelson atomic drop, while Willcox delivers a double-knee facebreaker to Ozzy's vocal (apologies for the entirely misplaced wrestling analogies, but after over 1000 weeks in the company of Fripp and Willcox we're running out of ways to describe what it is that they do). 

Eagle-eyed viewers will note that Toyah has donned both a crucifix and some sort of tassled blouse for the performance, surely a tribute to Ozzy's iconic Blizzard Of Oz-era fringed stage attire. And at the song's "climax" she squeals, "We love you Ozzy!" before Fripp delivers the traditional Sunday lunch shout-out. 

Incidentally, if Channel 4 are reading this, you could do a lot worse than have Toyah and Robert deliver your Alternative Christmas Message this year. Just sayin'.   

In a further Fripp development, the new issue of Prog Magazine features the King Crimson leader on the front cover – Prog was invited to catch up over Sunday lunch – while inside you'll find Adrian Belew, Lonely Robot, Tim Bowness, Al Di Meola and John McLaughlin, Fairport Convention, Black Midi and much other proggy business.

Prog Magazine is available to order online.

Fraser Lewry

Online Editor at Louder/Classic Rock magazine since 2014. 38 years in music industry, online for 25. Also bylines for: Metal Hammer, Prog Magazine, The Word Magazine, The Guardian, The New Statesman, Saga, Music365. Former Head of Music at Xfm Radio, A&R at Fiction Records, early blogger, ex-roadie, published author. Once appeared in a Cure video dressed as a cowboy, and thinks any situation can be improved by the introduction of cats. Favourite Serbian trumpeter: Dejan Petrović.