How long it could last was the question. They had already dropped the sailor caps they all wore at early gigs, realizing that they seemed gimmicky; their musical style was also subject to the same charge. What they would do next though was up for debate. “I know what’s going to happen. Steve’s gonna leave and form a supergroup with Limahl and Nick Heyward,” Bonhomme speculated in the same interview, in reference to Limahl’s sacking from Kajagoogoo and Heyward’s departure from Haircut One Hundred.
He was joking of course, but in fact he wasn’t wide off the mark: Lambert did go on to work with another well-known name. Roman Holliday, as it happened, lasted another two years and Touch Too Much turned out to be their last single. When the group split, Lambert teamed up with Jon Moss, soon also to be out of a job with the collapse of Culture Club. They formed Heartbeat UK but unfortunately that project lasted just one single in 1987. Lambert moved to the US and for some time gave up any ambitions in pop music at all.
NEW SINGLES on sale from May. 28
BOW WOW WOW (Annabella Lwin) I Want Candy (RCA RCA238)
WHAM! Wham Rap! (Inner Vision IVLA2442)
FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD Two Tribes (ZTT ZTAS3)
MADONNA Crazy For You (Geffen A6323)
ROMAN HOLLIDAY (Steve Lambert) Touch Too Much (Jive JIVE91)