Toyah and Robert Fripp startle humanity with frisky cover of Enter Sandman

Robert Fripp and Toyah
(Image credit: Toyah / YouTube)

Look. We could write something here to put this video into context, to explain how national treasures Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp have enlivened the nation's Sunday lunches with their eccentric cover versions throughout what's clearly been a very difficult period. But we won't.

We could intellectualise the performance. But we won't.

We could marvel at Toyah's routine, and draw parallels between this choreography and that of her post-punk heyday. But we won't.

We could explore the reasons why this video has had over half a million views in less than 48 hours. But we won't. 

We could comment on Fripp's uncanny ability to maintain eye contact with his wife despite her most valiant attempts to distract him. But we won't.

We could try and make sense of any of this.

But we won't. 

It's Robert Fripp. And Toyah. Performing Metallica's Enter Sandman

Just watch the video, OK? 

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.