Additional information about this, Frankie Goes To Hollywood vinyl art.
Frankie Goes To Hollywood – The Artists
Frankie Goes to Hollywood were a British band formed in Liverpool, England in the 1980s. The group was fronted by Holly Johnson (vocals), with Paul Rutherford (vocals), Peter Gill (drums, percussion), Mark O’Toole (bass guitar), and Brian Nash (guitar).The group’s 1983 debut single “Relax” was banned by the BBC in 1984 while at number six in the charts and subsequently topped the UK Singles Chart for five consecutive weeks, going on to enjoy prolonged chart success throughout that year and ultimately becoming the seventh best-selling UK single of all time. It also won the 1985 Brit Award for Best British Single. Their debut album, Welcome to the Pleasuredome, reached number one in the UK in 1984 with advanced sales of over one million. After the follow-up success of “Two Tribes” and “The Power of Love”, the group became only the second act in the history of the UK charts to reach number one with their first three singles; the first being fellow Liverpudlians Gerry and the Pacemakers from the 1960s.
Warriors (of the Wasteland) – The Song
Warriors (of the Wasteland) is the sixth single from Frankie Goes to Hollywood, released in November 1986. It was taken from the album Liverpool. Having already referenced literary heavyweights such as Coleridge in “Welcome to the Pleasuredome” and Thomas in “Rage Hard”, for “Warriors of the Wasteland” Holly Johnson turned to T. S. Eliot for inspiration. Johnson cited Eliot’s The Waste Land poem, the 1981 Mel Gibson film, Mad Max 2, and the 1979 film, The Warriors as inspirations. Even though it featured 3 different 12″ singles, “Warriors of the Wasteland” and it reached number 19 in the UK Singles Chart it became the group’s first UK hit not to go Top Five.
The Frankie Logo – The Shape
Modelled into the memorable Frankie logo of an industrialist waving a flag.
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