Go Bang! (album)

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Go Bang!
Studio album by Shriekback
Released 1988
Studio Compass Point Studios, Bahamas
Genre Modern rock
Length 32:40
Label Island
Producer Richard James Burgess
Shriekback chronology
Big Night Music
(1986)
Go Bang!
(1988)
Sacred City
(1992)

Go Bang! is the fifth full-length Shriekback album, released in 1988. It produced a significant number of Billboard modern rock hits, including "Get Down Tonight," "Intoxication," and "Shark Walk". Released after the departure of founding member and bassist, Dave Allen, the album revolves around Barry Andrews.

The band was under considerable pressure from Island Records to produce a hit from this album and British hitmaker Richard James Burgess was brought in to produce and mix the album. The album is significantly more commercial than the previous or subsequent albums and this caused some tension in the studio. However, it produced the necessary hits, including lead single "Intoxication", which peaked at #6 on the newly introduced Modern Rock Tracks chart.[1] "Get Down Tonight", a cover of the KC and the Sunshine Band track, spent 6 weeks in the Billboard Dance/Club chart, peaking at #20.[2] The album sold well but unfortunately Joel Webber who was the A&R man at Island, died shortly before the album was released.

Andrews returned to a more traditional Shriekback sound with 1992's Sacred City.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Shriekback except where noted.

  1. "Intoxication" - 3:47
  2. "Shark Walk" - 3:57
  3. "Over the Wire" - 3:31
  4. "New Man" - 3:49
  5. "Nighttown" - 4:14
  6. "Go Bang!" - 2:23
  7. "Big Fun" - 3:13
  8. "Get Down Tonight" (Harry Wayne Casey/Richard Finch) - 3:24
  9. "Dust and a Shadow" - 4:35

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shriekback - Chart history, Billboard, retrieved 16 June 2016
  2. ^ Shriekback - Chart history, Billboard Dance/Club chart, retrieved 23 June 2016