Bang: Greatest Hits
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MP3 Music, June 1, 2006
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This compilation contains the best track of the outstanding concept album 'Welcome To The Pleasuredome', such as the debut hit single 'Relax' (regarded controversial back then!), the absolutely great 'Two Tribes', the breathtakingly beautiful ballad 'The Power Of Love', and an interesting and varied version of 'Ferry Cross The Mersey'. Plus stuff from the less impressive 'Liverpool' album, like 'Rage Hard', but sadly not including the wonderful 'Is Anybody Out There?'.
The listener also has to live with more mediocre songs like 'Warriors Of The Wasteland' or 'For Heaven's Sake'; both unmistakably Frankie but not really top quality. Still, as a whole, this compilation album makes you rock and think about the rocking 1980s. It's a great memory.
The CD booklet which accompanies the compilation is also very interesting: Frankie's history and nice pictures.
That is what "Bang" captures. Thirteen songs are split nine from "Pleasuredome" and four from "Liverpool," each with Trevor Horn's kitchen sink productions and Holly Johnson's drama queen vocals. Horn, who had just started his ZTT label, had learned his lessons with Yes quite well. Both "Relax" and "Two Tribes" were huge sounding records that still have that grandiose distinctiveness of both progressive rock and Hi-NRG dance music. There was nothing else like them, and coupled with the hyper-aggressive marketing, nothing could resist their sonic onslaught.
Once you get past those two signature songs, it is amazing what Frankie had left to say. Granted, the lyrics were sometimes beyond bizarre ("here comes a supernova, what a push-over!"), but the ferocity of "Rage Hard" and the sheer sexuality of "Welcome To The Pleasuredome" do offer proof that the group did have a bit more to them than Horn and hype.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Its fabulous, one the best recorded CD of the 80's for that style of music.Published 13 months ago by jeffw9
All of the classics, and some covers that I had never heard before. Interesting mix.Published 18 months ago by Todd Wilson
Best played loud in a moving vehicle.
Arrived on time and in good order. All good collections need a bit of "Frankie"!
This was a fun CD to download and listen to. Takes me back a few decades. Everyone loves the song "Relax". Good party CDPublished on May 22, 2013 by Bronsons4Christ
Bang: the Greatest Hits of Frankie Goes to Hollywood is a 1993 ZTT Records LTD greatest hits compilation containing hits like Relax, Power of Love, and Two Tribes. Read morePublished on May 1, 2013 by Bjorn Viberg
wonderful reminder of a great time in my life. would definitely recommend to others who enjoy this type of musicPublished on March 14, 2013 by Kennith C Dimond
Bought this for one reason only: to get my hands on The Power Of Love. This is a classic, timeless ballad that brings back many awesome memories of my teenage years. Read morePublished on July 6, 2010 by Matt
couldnt find it anywhere. but ordered it, got it undamaged, and enjoying it almost daily now!Published on June 26, 2007 by G. Hoskam