Pink Bubbles Go Ape

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Pink Bubbles Go Ape
Helloween - PinkBubblesGoApe.jpg
Studio album by
Released11 March 1991
Recorded1990 at PUK-Studios, Gjerlev, Denmark
GenreHeavy metal
Length44:02
LabelEMI
ProducerChris Tsangarides
Helloween chronology
Live in the UK
(1989)
Pink Bubbles Go Ape
(1991)
Chameleon
(1993)
Singles from Pink Bubbles Go Ape
  1. "Kids of the Century"
    Released: 16 February 1991
  2. "Number One"
    Released: 26 August 1992
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2/5 stars[1]
Sputnikmusic2/5 stars[2]

Pink Bubbles Go Ape is the fourth studio album by German power metal band Helloween, released in 1991.[3] It marked the departure of guitarist Kai Hansen, with Roland Grapow replacing him. Musically it was written with a softer, less epic, and sometimes humorous approach, which would be later fully implemented in the band's following album Chameleon (1993).

The album contains two singles, which are "Kids of the Century" and "Number One". "Kids of the Century" reached #56 in the United Kingdom. There were some tunes recorded for this album, which were either not featured on it ("Windmill")[4] or have never been finished ("City Cries").[5] On the other hand, the track "Heavy Metal Hamsters" (supposedly written about the band's former record company) was, according to Michael Weikath, never intended to be on the album, but rather on a B-side of a single.[5]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Pink Bubbles Go Ape"Michael Kiske0:36
2."Kids of the Century"Kiske3:51
3."Back on the Streets"Roland Grapow, Kiske3:23
4."Number One"Michael Weikath5:13
5."Heavy Metal Hamsters"Weikath, Kiske3:27
6."Goin' Home"Kiske3:51
7."Someone's Crying"Grapow4:18
8."Mankind"Grapow, Kiske6:18
9."I'm Doin' Fine, Crazy Man"Markus Grosskopf, Kiske3:39
10."The Chance"Grapow3:47
11."Your Turn"Kiske5:38
Japanese Version Bonus Track
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
12."Shit and Lobster"Grosskopf4:08
Expanded edition bonus tracks
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
12."Blue Suede Shoes" (Carl Perkins cover)Carl Perkins2:36
13."Shit and Lobster"Grosskopf4:08
14."Les Hambourgeois Walkways"Weikath5:45
15."You Run with the Pack"Grosskopf3:54
  • M - 12,13 also appears on the single "Kids of the Century".
  • M - 14,15 also appears on the single "Number One".

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1991) Peak
position
Swedish Albums Chart[6] 14
Norwegian Albums Chart[7] 14
Swiss Albums Chart[8] 20
Austrian Albums Chart[9] 28
German Albums Chart[10] 32
UK Albums Chart[11] 41
Dutch Albums Chart[12] 84

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pink Bubbles Go Ape at AllMusic. Retrieved 19 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Pink Bubbles Go Ape review". Sputnikmusic. 8 September 2006. Retrieved 19 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Pink Bubbles Go Ape". Encyclopaedia Metallum. Retrieved 19 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Helloween". lordsofmetal.nl (188 ed.). Retrieved 19 July 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Michael Weikath Interview: 7-21-98". True Metal. Retrieved 19 July 2019. I also took a lot of shit because of the song "Heavy Metal Hamsters" which was intended on being a b-side for the Pink Bubbles album and instead it ended up being an album track.
  6. ^ "Helloween - Pink Bubbles Go Ape (Swedish Charts)". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 19 July 2019.
  7. ^ "Helloween - Pink Bubbles Go Ape (Norwegian Charts)". norwegiancharts.com. Retrieved 19 July 2019.
  8. ^ "Helloween - Pink Bubbles Go Ape (Swiss Charts)". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 19 July 2019.
  9. ^ "Helloween - Pink Bubbles Go Ape (Austrian Charts)". austriancharts.at. Retrieved 19 July 2019.
  10. ^ "Helloween - Pink Bubbles Go Ape (German Charts)". charts.de. Retrieved 19 July 2019.
  11. ^ "Helloween - Pink Bubbles Go Ape (UK Charts)". officialcharts.com. Retrieved 19 July 2019.
  12. ^ "Helloween - Pink Bubbles Go Ape (Dutch Charts)". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 19 July 2019.