January 16, 2008
We're a long way from home
John, late of Lost In The 80's, and now of PopDose, has a loving post on Frankie Goes To Hollywood. Be sure to read it. Their big Christmas ornament of a ballad The Power Of Love (video) remains one of my Top 20 favorite songs of all time and the Welcome To The Pleasuredome double album should be in any pop fan's collection. The 13-minute+ title track (video) - where sex and horror are the newwww Gods! - is a true masterpiece of its time. Collaborators on the project included Trevor Horn, Stephen Lipson, Paul Morley and Anton Corbijn.
It is hard to believe today, but this band was a worldwide sensation during the period of their first CD in 1984. Massive. Aptly, their success was like an orgasm that dissipated quickly after a major buildup. Today Frankie Say No More.
Note that John has a few songs posted at PopDose. If anyone can name the connection between Sarah Nixey and FGTH, I won't give you a gift or a kiss, but I will be impressed!