'Deep' was the 3rd hit for East Enders Ant, John, Brian and Terry - collectively known as East 17... Their previous two hits were 'House Of Love' (Top 10 in Britain and No. 1 in Israel, Sweden and Finland) and 'Gold'.Another of East 17's imaginatively-titled radio edits here: some formats of the single included the less-subtly-titled 'Penetration mix' of the song. In fact that kind of gives the game away, because this song is a collection of more and less subtle sexual innuendos ineptly rapped by Tony Mortimer. In retrospect even he sounded surprised he'd got away with it but I don't think anyone except fans really listened to boy band lyrics then. I presume this was very appealing to the pubescent girls who would indeed like Mortimer to "butter the toast" even if they had to "lick the knife". In fairness, it's one of their better moments musically, keeping to a more moderate tempo. You could probably do a good instrumental edit of this.
Also appearing on: Now 23, 25, 27, 29, 30, 31, 33, 35, 36, 41 (as E-17)
Available on: The Platinum Collection