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Bang! [Enhanced CD]


  • 1. Kingdom Come
    2. Is It Like Today?
    3. What Is Love All About?
    4. And God Said.......
    5. Give It All Away
    6. Sooner or Later
    7. Hollywood
    8. Radio Days
    9. Rescue Me
    10. Sunshine
    11. All I Gave
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 003

  • Credits
    Producer
    Engineer

    World Party: Karl Wallinger, Chris Sharrock, Dave Catlin-Birch.
    Additional personnel: Guy Chambers, Dominic Miller, Karen Ramelise.
    Producers: Karl Wallinger, Steve Lillywhite.
    Engineers: Karl Wallinger, Joe Blaney.
    All songs written or co-written by Karl Wallinger. Contains samples from "Say What" (as performed by Troublefunk) and from "Hamlet" performed by Sir John Gielgud.
    World Party: Karl, Dave, Chris Sharrock .
    Audio Mixer: Steve Lillywhite.
    Recording information: Seaview Studios (03/1991-10/1992).
    Authors: Karl Wallinger; Bertrand Russell.
    On his previous releases, Wallinger has displayed a social conscience, but never has it taken prominence like it does on Bang!, World Party's third album. Bang! does contain some glorious music that equals his masterpiece Goodbye Jumbo, but the album slows down when he tries to say too much (as in the quasi-operatic "And God Said"). Even then, Wallinger's preaching doesn't obliterate the considerable pleasures of the music. Wallinger has often been accused of recycling the Beatles, but the truth is that he can combine the Beatles, Beach Boys, Sly Stone, Dylan, and Prince into a musical style that is distinctive and unique yet familiar. Bang!, for all of its shortcomings, is as strong an album as any Wallinger has released. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

  • Critic Reviews
    Rolling Stone (7/8/93, p.112) - 3 Stars - Good - "...a veritable house-warming party, celebrating the Private Revolutionary's move from his ascetic garret to the shag-carpeted, patchouli-scented pad recently vacated by Lenny Kravitz...sometimes even fundamentalist eco-maniacs just wanna have fun..."
    Q (1/94, p.87) - Included in Q's list of `The 50 Best Albums Of 1993.'
    Q (5/93, p.100) - 5 Stars - Indispensable - "...feels so all-embracing and just plain big, it's practically an environment in itself. If they built cities out of Karl Wallinger's music, we'd all live happily ever after..."
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