Bang! (Corey Hart album)

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ReleasedMarch 12, 1990
StudioRumbo Recorders (Los Angeles, California); Can-Am Recorders (Tarzana, California).
Genre Pop, rock
Label EMI
Producer Corey Hart, Greg Edward
Corey Hart chronology
Young Man Running

Bang! is an album by the Canadian musician Corey Hart, released in 1990. [1] [2] It was his last album to chart in the U.S., reaching No. 134, and generated one hit single, "A Little Love", which reached No. 37. [3] Hart supported the album with a North American tour. [4]



The album was recorded in California. [5] The track "Ballade for Nien Cheng" was inspired by Cheng's memoir Life and Death in Shanghai . [6] "Chase the Sun" is a re-recorded version of a track from Hart's previous album, Young Man Running . Kenny Aronoff played drums. [7]

Critical reception

Professional ratings
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The Toronto Star wrote that Hart's voice "is a martyr's bleat that strains for soulfulness but ends up suggesting something closer to discomfort." [9] The Orlando Sentinel noted Hart's "continuing bid to prove Canadian MOR can be just as middle-of-the-road as American MOR." [10]

Track listing

All songs written by Corey Hart.

  1. "A Little Love" 4:09
  2. "Bang! (Starting Over)" 3:48
  3. "Rain On Me" 4:38
  4. "Chase the Sun" 3:15
  5. "Diamond Cowboy" 4:32
  6. "Icon" 3:52
  7. "Can't Stand Losin' You" 4:30
  8. "Kisses on the Train" 4:15
  9. "Art of Color" 4:17
  10. "Slowburn" 2:50
  11. "Ballade for Nien Cheng" 2:51



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