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Sophisticated Boom Boom

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Released  May 1984 (1984)
Length  41:00
Artist  Dead Or Alive
Label  Epic/Sony Records
Recorded  1983–84
Sophisticated Boom Boom (1984)  Youthquake (1985)
Release date  May 1984
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Producer  Zeus B. Held, Dead or Alive
Genres  Pop music, Hi-NRG, Dance-pop
Similar  Dead Or Alive albums, Pop music albums

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Sophisticated Boom Boom is the debut album by the British pop group Dead or Alive, released in 1984 on Epic Records. Containing mostly synthpop and dance elements, the record was a minor success in the UK where it peaked at #29 and contained the band's first UK Top 40 single, a cover version of KC & the Sunshine Band's "That's the Way (I Like It)". That song, with "Misty Circles", were hits on the U.S. Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart.


Although there was an unrelated Scottish female group called Sophisticated Boom Boom in the early 1980s, the title of the album derives from a Shangri-Las song of the same name, and alludes to the Sixties pop influences that crop up in the band's body of work — most explicitly here on the track "You Make Me Wanna".

The original cassette version of the album was released with three bonus tracks. In 2007, the album was re-released on CD by Cherry Red Records with seven bonus tracks.

The cover photograph was taken by Peter Ashworth.

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Track listing

All tracks written by Dead or Alive; except "That's the Way (I Like It)" by Harry Wayne Casey and Richard Finch.


  • Pete Burns - Vocals
  • Mike Percy - Bass guitar
  • Tim Lever - Keyboards
  • Steve Coy - Drums
  • Wayne Hussey - Guitar (uncredited on album artwork)
  • Additional personnel
  • Tim Palmer - Engineer, Mixer
  • Songs

    1What I Want5:24
    2Misty Circles3:39
    3Do It3:53


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