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Bang Go the Bells

babylonad.jpgI wonder why Babylon A.D. isn't playing Rocklahoma? They didn't last very long, but I bet the members would be up for a special one-off gig.

Anyway, I often listen to "Bang Go the Bells" while on the treadmill. I always think "this song rocks. This band is underrated."

I'm sure at least some of you agree.

Babylon A.D. formed in California in the mid 80s. It didn't take them long to earn a deal with Arista - and soon, "Bang Go the Bells" was on MTV. Sadly, Babylon A.D. didn't last so long. 




Here's the video for "Bang Go the Bells." 




Tell me: did you ever see Babylon A.D. perform live? If so, share your story.  

Reader Comments (16)

maybe next year. right now they have their quota for bands that weren't around long and never had a hit or aren't together anymore. i have a friend who really likes them though, i just don't remember them so i won't say anything good or bad about them.
March 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterdon
Now these guys rocked!..I met Babylon A.D. years back when they played a Z Rock show with Wildside and Roxy Blue..all bands were great and they were super cool too..Thanks for the awesome article Allyson..Hope you're doing great too =)
March 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJoe
There are so many band who would be great for Rocklahoma, they could never play all this year. Which is great in my opinion, the festival needs bands for a couple of more years. ;) I'm sure they will play next year, or the year after. :)
March 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterXandra73
I know the name (and it's a good band name), but never heard them. I remember them getting mentioned some in Metal Edge or one of those magazines back around 90-91. There were just too many bands to keep up with back around that time.
March 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMetal Mark
Great, great band! First album is good, but "Nothing Sacred" absolutely rocks!
March 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermetalmace
Great band and would love to see them reunite for ROK09!
March 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKixRules
Oh yea theese guys are truly underrated! i own the first album in LP format ;D. I think it holds much mor ebetter songs than the singles, like does anybody remember The Kid Goes Wild? thats a fucking good song! or how about Marianne? Vought Up In The Crossfire? or even Desperate?! theese songs are SOO DAMN GOOD!!!! I'd love it if theyd reform and do a small club tour round the world :P
March 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterNikke Sixx
Cought Up In The Crossfire *
March 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterNikke Sixx
great band what about d.a.d. was that the name the bassist only had two strings they were from denmark or some where in that area
March 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commentertommydahl
Love Babylon A.D. I'm a huge fan...definately one of the most underated bands of the genre. Favorite songs from them are; Hammer Swings Down, Caught Up In A Crossfire, The Kid Goes Wild, and Bang Go The Bells.
It would be really cool to see a reunion from them...
March 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenteraXe mAn
Just think.....Rocklahoma 2009

Babylon A.D.
Hericane Alice
Danger Danger
Roxy Blue

That would be a pretty good :)
March 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRob Rockitt
Rob..I loved Hericane Alice..awesome band!..Ted Poley is back in Danger Danger too..Wonder why they're not playing Rocklahoma..Maybe next year.
March 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJoe
Bang Go the Bells is a classic song from the era. I have the second CD, Nothing Sacred, which if memory serves me correctly has some good tracks. The ballad on that CD is "So Savage the Heart" which was a great song.
March 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTyk
Ah, the B.A.D. boys! We played the same circuit in Northern CA and they definately rocked it. Pretty underated on a national level though, that's for sure. Never gigged with 'em but I think we may have, ah, shared a few other things...
March 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterValentine
If you're interested, I found out recently that Babylon A.D. guitarist Ron Freschi has a new band. You can check them out at There's five or six songs posted and I have to say, as a big fan of Babylon A.D., this is some very cool stuff. The website says they've got an album coming out soon. After hearing the samples, I'm definitely gonna buy it. I just love that they're returning to the great sound that Babylon A.D. had on their first album. Killer!
April 28, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMotown
2nd best song by them.

The beset is When the Hammer Swings Down

even though it the chorus sorta sounds like "Mad About you" by Slaughter

check that song out.

anybody have the cd they would like to cell for a reasonable price like $15 their ST realse 1989 cd Babylon A.D.
May 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMotleyCrue666

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