Scooping up the prize for Best Album at 2014’s Brit Awards, Arctic Monkey’s Alex Turner took to the stage wearing The Great Frog Crest Pendant before delivering his much-talked about speech.
“That rock’n’roll, eh? That rock’n’roll, it just wont go away. It might hibernate from time to time, and sink back into the swamp. I think the cyclical nature of the universe in which it exists demands it adheres to some of its rules.
But it’s always waiting there, just around the corner. Ready to make its way back through the sludge and smash through the glass ceiling, looking better than ever. Yeah, that rock’n’roll, it seems like it’s faded away sometimes but it will never die. And there’s nothing you can do about it.”
The Arctic Monkeys boys have long been friends and fans of The Great Frog, even commissioning us to create their “Death Ramps” ring, as described in Q Magazine “a silver, gold and ruby metal-goth corker featuring the words DEATH RAMPS”. The Death Ramps is, for those who were unsure, a place they used to ride their bikes in Sheffield as kids.
Just a quick question Alex… Did they ever invoice you for that mic?