Frankie Goes To Hollywood 'Two Tribes' Vinyl Single Signed by Holly Johnson x5 - UACC RD
"Two Tribes" is the second single by Frankie Goes to Hollywood, released in the UK by ZTT Records on 4 June 1984.
The song was later included on the album Welcome to the Pleasuredome. Presenting a nihilistic lyric expressing enthusiasm for a nuclear war,
it has a relentless pounding bass line and guitar riff inspired by American funk and R&B pop with influences of Russian classical music,
in an opulent arrangement produced by Trevor Horn.
The recording makes extensive use of samples of the British Protect and Survive public information films on how to survive a nuclear attack.
The single was a phenomenal success in the UK, immediately entering at the number one position on 10 June 1984
and staying at the top of the UK Singles Chart for nine consecutive weeks,during which time the group's previous single "Relax"
climbed back up the charts to number two.
It was the longest running number-one single in the UK of the 1980s. It has sold 1.58 million copies in the UK as of November 2012.
Songwriters Johnson, Gill and O'Toole received the 1984 Ivor Novello award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically.
Frankie Goes to Hollywood (FGTH) was an English dance-pop band that were extremely popular in the mid 1980s.
The Liverpool group was fronted by Holly Johnson (vocals), supported by Paul Rutherford (vocals, keyboards), Peter Gill (drums, percussion),
Mark O'Toole (bass guitar) and Brian Nash (guitar).
The group's debut single "Relax" was famously banned by the BBC 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 1984 and ultimately becoming the seventh
best-selling UK single of all time (as of May 2006). Following the follow-up success of "Two Tribes" and "The Power of Love",
FGTH became only the second act in the history of the UK charts to reach number one with their first three singles;
the first being Gerry and the Pacemakers in 1964.
A wonderful set of rare signatures. Comes complete with original vinyl 6" record.
Holly Johnson (vocals)
Paul Rutherford (vocals, keyboards)
Peter Gill (drums, percussion)
Mark O'Toole (bass guitar)
Brian Nash (guitar)
Autographs obtained at record store signing
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