Birmingham Sunday Mercury
Long before the Spice Girls gave us girl power, the Bangles, four very attractive young ladies from Los Angeles, gave us in the 80s a self-contained, all-playing, all-singing, all-female perfect pop package.
Sisters Vicky and Debbie Peterson, Micki Steele and Susannah Hoffs could really rock out, and produce some nice romantic ballads, too.
There are three dozen tracks in all on this double-CD set that contains just about everything you could want to hear from this talented and tasty quartet. A good selection of album tracks, plus all those big hit singles – the chart topping Eternal Flame, Walk Like An Egyptian, Walkin’ Down Your Street, Hazy Shade Of Winter and Manic Monday.
I met Bangles drummer Debbie backstage at the NEC a few years ago. She may not be as good a drummer as I am – but she’s a damn sight prettier.