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Title: Two Tribes

FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD

Two Tribes

Fear of atomic holocaust became a Number 1 hit when superproducer Trevor Horn met Liverpool’s Frankie Goes To Hollywood. A throbbing piece of nihilist Wagnerian hi-NRG about then - US President Ronald Reagan’s belief that Christ would return after a nuclear war, Two Tribes remains supremely strange and impeccable-sounding even to this day.

Yesss! 2.52 - when Holly Johnson asks, as the song hurtles to its explosive denouement. “Are we living in a land where sex and horror are the new gods”

Where to get it: Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Welcome To the Pleasuredome, ZTT, 1985