Blast

Blast

by Holly Johnson
     
 

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Following the abrupt creative and popular burnout of Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Holly Johnson chased a solo career, playing up his old band's floodlight camp for a more direct, commercial sound. Well received for an offshoot, Blast had all the trappings of a self-possessed number one, and for good reason -- there were…  See more details below

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Following the abrupt creative and popular burnout of Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Holly Johnson chased a solo career, playing up his old band's floodlight camp for a more direct, commercial sound. Well received for an offshoot, Blast had all the trappings of a self-possessed number one, and for good reason -- there were few crass ballads to speak of other than the sullen glam of "Feel Good," while Johnson continued to have a field day with disco, synth rock, bubblegum, new wave, and carnival pop. Like it or not, if longtime fans felt that Johnson's personality lost a bit of its color, especially its rudeness, Blast demonstrated his skills for larger-than-life hooks and insatiable brass-buffered electro cabaret had hardly diminished.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/24/2009
Label:
Island Uk
UPC:
5011781604221
catalogNumber:
8160422
Rank:
122569

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Holly Johnson   Primary Artist,Synthesizer Bass,String Piano
Lance Ellington   Vocals,Background Vocals
Brian May   Guitar,Soloist
John Barclay   Brass
Guy Barker   Brass
Steve Byrd   Guitar
Marius de Vries   Keyboards
Stevie Lange   Vocals
Dee Lewis   Vocals
Vini Reilly   Guitar,Guest Appearance
Andy Richards   Keyboards
Don Snow   Vocals
John Thirkell   Brass
Chris Whitten   Drums
Mark Williamson   Background Vocals
Steve Howell   Synthesizer,Keyboards,Soloist
Nick Bagnall   Keyboards,Synthesizer Bass
Vicky Brown   Vocals
Danny Cummins   Percussion
Luis Jardin   Percussion
Johnny Willett   Guitar
Suddenly Denise   Vocals
Stuart Brooke   Brass
Neil Taylor   Guitar

Technical Credits

Dan Hartman   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,Remixing,Additional Production
Steve Power   Engineer
Holly Johnson   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Lyricist
Guy Chambers   Programming
Marius de Vries   Programming
Spike Drake   Engineer
Nigel Green   Engineer
Stephen Hague   Producer,Remixing,Additional Production
Tim Hunt   Engineer
Steve Lovell   Arranger,Programming,Producer
Dave Meegan   Engineer
Richard Niles   Brass Arrangment
Tony Phillips   Engineer
Andy Richards   Producer
Steve Howell   Programming
Nick Bagnall   Arranger,Programming,Drum Fills

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