“The air attack warning sounds like”

A Frankie Goes to Hollywood musical interlude in honor of the False Missile Alert™ pulled by Hawaii. Because I can’t get the first song out of my head. “Two Tribes,” and after the break “Relax.”

“Two Tribes” hit me like a brick the other day, and I haven’t been able to shake it. I suppose because of the opening lyrics in this mix. It was released in June of 1984 and as a single peaked at #43 in the US. It’s from the album Welcome to the Pleasuredome from October of that year.

The air attack warning sounds like
This is the sound

When you hear the air attack warning
You and your family must take cover

There are so many mixes of this song, and not all start with “The air attack warning…” But this is the version I am most familiar with, though in some ways the 12 inch mix (which is 10 minutes or so) is probably better.

After the break we have “Relax.” This is probably the song from Frankie Goes to Hollywood that most people know. If they know them at all.

Although “Relax” was released in 1983 as a single it too was from Welcome to the Pleasuredome album. (Any song banned by the BBC, and still hitting #1 on the UK charts, can’t be all bad. Even if it is about “shagging.”)


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