Did you see Girls Aloud performing 'Untouchable' on Dancing On Ice last night? YouTube clip above if you didn't. It's an impressive performance, not least on the part of the technical team who somehow managed to get Nicola's wires off — and clear the dry ice — in the split second between the long shot and the first closeup.
This version of the song is an extended version of the radio (shortened) version of the full length album version. As you know we weren't keen at the prospect of Girls Aloud's masterwork being butchered for the benefit of radio playlists.
It all seemed a bit like getting the scissors out and doing this…
…because you only had an 8x10 clipframe from Argos.
The fact that the new version of the single is really good does not change things. By total, quite odd coincidence we're writing this as Pulp's six-and-a-half-minute, post-'Different Class' comeback single 'This Is Hardcore' has just come on the office stereo. As far as we recall they offered no formal radio edit of this song — it was presented as a real 'this is Pulp, take it or leave it' moment. Perhaps not the most sensible thing Pulp ever did, but among the most brilliant.