Bang! (1985 Frankie Goes to Hollywood album)

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Compilation album by Frankie Goes to Hollywood
Released 1985
Recorded 1983-1984
Genre Pop/Rock
Length 40:21
Label ZTT/Island/Polystar
Producer Trevor Horn
Frankie Goes to Hollywood chronology
Welcome to the Pleasuredome
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Bang! is a compilation album by Frankie Goes to Hollywood given a Japan-only release during 1985. It is the first compilation album by the group, and the first to gather together various remixes that were difficult to find at the time. The album has subsequently become a collectors item in its own right.

For collectors, the inclusion of the Hibakusha mix of "Two Tribes" was a real find. This mix was originally released on the incredibly rare (limited to 5,000 copies) third 12", catalogue number X ZIP 1.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Peter Gill/Holly Johnson/Brian Nash/Mark O'Toole, unless otherwise noted.

  1. "War" (Hidden) (Barrett Strong/Norman Whitfield) – 8:37
  2. "Relax" (U.S. Mix) (Gill/Johnson/O'Toole) – 7:20
  3. "Black Night White Light" – 4:08
  4. "Welcome to the Pleasuredome" (Urban Mix) – 8:08
  5. "Two Tribes" (Hibakusha) (Gill/Johnson/O'Toole) – 6:38
  6. "The Power of Love" – 5:30


  • "War (Hidden)" can also be found on the EP from 2001.
  • "Black Night White Light" and "The Power Of Love" are the common album versions from Welcome to the Pleasuredome.
  • "Two Tribes (Hibakusha)" and "Relax (US Mix)" saw their first CD releases on this album, but can now also be found on the CD EP.
  • "Welcome to the Pleasuredome (Urban Mix)" remains exclusive for this release.