SEAT AT THE BACK

SEAT AT THE BACK - SCRIBBLES! ~ Films on the Seat at the Back playlist right now: KIDS IN LOVE; JUNE; CURVE; WILD, BARELY LETHAL; GODDESS OF LOVE; THE VATICAN TAPES .. What a night in!

Monday, 12 December 2011

LIVERPOOL AND OUT! FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD'S SECOND AND FINAL ALBUM REVISITED




Frankie Goes to Hollywood's second album, LIVERPOOL, in 1986, was dismissed by most critics and saw a decline in band relations - pretty soon it was all over. But some of the tracks deserve better, not to be forgotten; aside from the memorable singles Rage Hard, Watching the Wildlife, and the epic Warriors of the Wasteland, stand-out tracks include the gorgeous For Heaven's Sake, Lunar Bay, Kill The Pain, and the heartfelt and deeply personal album closer, Is Anybody Out There - a track that stands as lead singer Holly Johnson's goodbye forever to FGTH.
 
The album is now available as a Special Edition, among the many bonus tracks and rarities are the b-sides (Don't Lose What's Left) Of Your Little Mind - a strange vampiric moment of great madness, and the David Bowie cover, Suffragette City; a powerful and unique stab at a classic track.
 
Liverpool, the second and final Frankie Goes To Hollywood album, remains a frankie quite fitting end to a brilliant career!


words: mark gordon palmer

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