Archive Panic: ZTT's penchant for releasing a myriad of edits for each single, often across every format available at the time, causes this. The 2012 compilation Sex Mix was the first time many of their cassette singles were digitized. All of their singles were finally re-issued in their original tracklists by record label Salvo between 2012 and 2014, which was great…until the Inside the Pleasuredome box set came out with evern more unreleased mixes.
"We're a long way from home, Welcome to the Pleasuredome."
Epic Riff: Interestingly, Welcome To The Pleasuredome is loaded with epic bass riffs, including possibly the most epic one-note bassline ever recorded in "Relax".
Genius Bonus: The rare Hibakusha remix of "Two Tribes", found on Japanese pressings, was named after the Japanese term for the victims of the atomic tests on Japan in the 40s.
"Krisco Kisses" is named after a gay slang term for anal fisting that used Crisco as lubricant.
Nightmare Fuel: Patrick Allen reading advice on dealing with a nuclear attack (essentially parodying his work on the infamous Protect & Survive films) on the extended mixes of "Two Tribes". And if that didn't get you, all the facts and figures about nuclear weapons on the single sleeve just might. Basically, we're all going to die horribly. Probably by 1990.
One-Hit Wonder: In the United States, Frankie is only known for "Relax". They had five very successful singles in Europe, with "Two Tribes" being the highest selling single of 1984 in Britain.
Tough Act to Follow: Welcome To The Pleasuredome, and indeed their phenomenal success in 1984 in general. Just about anything would have been a disappointment after that. Case in point: in 1985, when their fourth single debuted at #2 on the chart instead of #1, some critics began to jump off of the Frankie bandwagon.
What Could Have Been: Want to know what Liverpool would have sounded like had Trevor Horn produced it? All of the remixes of "Warriors of the Wasteland" were produced by Horn, and they definitely sit alongside the Pleasuredome material. Ditto his additional production on the "Rage Hard" extended mixes.