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Title: Rage hard
Source: Smash Hits
Publish date: 27 August 1986

FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD: Rage Hard (ZTT)

Frankie have been away for what seems like ages. Actually it’s been 18 months and during this time they’ve been messing about in recording studios all over the world. Naturally then, you’d expect them come forging back with a single impressive enough to knock your socks off.Ubfortunately this didn’t even wrinkle mine. “Rage Hard” sounds like any of their previous singles but watered-down and without the guts. They’ve even used that familiar “menacing” voice from the “Two Tribes” single (the one that tells you what to do in the event of a nuclear explosion) but it’s no longer menacing - in fact it sounds like he was out of the room when his bit was being recorded. The over all effect is a bit limp and very disappointing.