Pop Art (album)

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Pop Art
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Studio album by Transvision Vamp
Released 3 October 1988[1]
Recorded 1988
Genre Pop rock
Length 42:20
Label MCA
Producer Duncan Bridgeman
Zeus B. Held[2]
Transvision Vamp chronology
Pop Art
(1988)
Velveteen
(1989)
Singles from Pop Art
  1. "Revolution Baby"
    Released: 1987
  2. "Tell That Girl to Shut Up"
    Released: 1988
  3. "I Want Your Love"
    Released: 1988
  4. "Revolution Baby (re-issue)"
    Released: 1988
  5. "Sister Moon"
    Released: 1988
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[3]

Pop Art is the debut album from UK pop/rock band Transvision Vamp. It was released in October 1988 and featured the band's first top ten hit "I Want Your Love".[4] The album reached #4 in the UK,[4] and peaked at #13 in Australia,[5] where it was the 25th highest-selling album of 1989.[6]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Nick Sayer, except where noted.[2]

  1. "Trash City" – 5:09
  2. "I Want Your Love" – 3:29
  3. "Sister Moon" – 4:23
  4. "Psychosonic Cindy" – 3:26
  5. "Revolution Baby" – 4:53
  6. "Tell That Girl to Shut Up" (Holly Beth Vincent) – 3:06
  7. "Wild Star" – 3:23
  8. "Hanging Out with Halo Jones" – 4:37
  9. "Andy Warhol's Dead" – 3:50
  10. "Sex Kick" – 5:44

Personnel[edit]

Transvision Vamp[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Matthew Seligman – bass
  • Phil Smith – saxophone
  • D. Manic B'Man – keyboards and programming
  • Adam Peters – electric and acoustic cellos
  • Nick Marsh, China Blue, Carol and Karen – backing vocals

Production[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[5] 13
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[7] 50
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[8] 25
Swiss Albums (Swiss Hitparade)[9] 20
UK Albums Chart[4] 4
US Billboard 200[10] 115

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[6] Platinum 70,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[1] Gold 100,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "BPI > Certified Awards > Search results for Transvision Vamp (from bpi.co.uk)". Imgur.com. Retrieved 2016-05-19. 
  2. ^ a b c Pop Art (Media notes). Transvision Vamp. MCA Records Ltd. 1988. 
  3. ^ Allmusic review
  4. ^ a b c "Official Charts > Transvision Vamp". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2016-05-19. 
  5. ^ a b "australian-charts.com > Transvision Vamp – Pop Art (album)". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 
  6. ^ a b "The ARIA Top 100 Albums Chart – 1989 (1–60) (from The ARIA Report Issue No. 1)". Imgur.com. Retrieved 2016-05-19.  N.B. The triangle symbol indicates platinum certification.
  7. ^ "charts.org.nz > Transvision Vamp – Pop Art (album)". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 
  8. ^ "swedishcharts.com > Transvision Vamp – Pop Art (album)". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2016-05-19. 
  9. ^ "hitparade.ch > Transvision Vamp – Pop Art" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2016-05-19. 
  10. ^ "Billboard > Artists / Transvision Vamp > Chart History > Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-05-19.