Making Your Mind Up – Bucks Fizz (1981)

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An individual, limited edition, example of vinyl art made from a genuine, original, 45rpm, 7” single featuring the  single, “Making Your mind Up” by Bucks Fizz. This record was released in 1981, on the RCA record label and has been reworked into the a Gender Neutral symbol of a combined man and woman.

A great framed gift for a friend or family member who is a fan of Bucks Fizz, Gender Neutrality, Pop music, Euro Pop, 80s music or has a special memory linked to the song.

Presented in a black wooden box frame
Limited Edition of 100, signed and numbered by myself, the artist

Title: Making Your Mind Up
Media Artist/s: Bucks Fizz
Record Label: RCA
Medium: Mixed media, hand cut from an original 7″ vinyl single
Era: 1980s
Genre: Pop

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Additional information about this, Bucks Fizz vinyl art.

Bucks Fizz – The Artist

Bucks Fizz are a British pop group that achieved success in the 1980s, most notably for winning the 1981 Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Making Your Mind Up”. The group was formed in January 1981 specifically for the contest and comprised four vocalists: Bobby G, Cheryl Baker, Mike Nolan and Jay Aston. They received attention for the dance routine which accompanied the song, in which the male members of the group ripped the female members’ outer skirts off to reveal much shorter mini-skirts beneath. The group went on to have a successful career around the world. The UK remained their biggest market, where they had three No.1 singles with “Making Your Mind Up” (1981), “The Land of Make Believe” (1981) and “My Camera Never Lies” (1982) and became one of the top-selling groups of the 1980s. Bucks Fizz have sold over 50 million records worldwide.

Making Your Mind Up – The Song

“Making Your Mind Up” is a song by the British pop group Bucks Fizz. It was the winner of the 1981 Eurovision Song Contest, representing the United Kingdom, and was composed by Andy Hill and John Danter. Released in March 1981, it was Bucks Fizz’s debut single, the group having been formed just two months earlier. Following its win in the contest, the song reached No. 1 in the UK and several other countries, eventually selling in excess of four million copies. It launched the career of the group, who went on to become one of the biggest selling acts of the 1980s and featured on their debut, self-titled album.

The Gender Neutral Symbol – The Shape

This record has been modelled into a silhouette of a gender neutral symbol comprising of a figure split into two, one half traditionally dressed as a man and and the pother half as a woman.

Gender neutrality, also known as gender-neutralism or the gender neutrality movement, is the idea that policies, language, and other social institutions (social structures or gender roles) should avoid distinguishing roles according to people’s sex or gender. This is in order to avoid discrimination arising from the impression that there are social roles for which one gender is more suited than another. The disparity in gender equality throughout history has had a significant impact on many aspects of society, including marketing, toys, education and parenting techniques. In order to increase gender neutrality in recent years, there has been a societal emphasis on utilising inclusive language and advocating for equality.

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Weight 1030 g
Dimensions 25 × 4.5 × 25 cm
Artist Formation

Group / Band

Decade

80's

Gender

Male & Female

Nationality

English

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