It is interesting to observe how, now that girl bands have become ten-a-penny, you have to audition to get in them and then dress like somebody you might possibly see falling out of a nightclub. These were not the kind of girls who would have entered The X-Factor. Bananarama were a bunch of college mates with scary hair that you wouldn't want to meet down a dark alley in SW16, or anywhere else for that matter. Girl bands were definitely not candy floss in 1984.
This is a dark album compared to the rest of their output. Drug dealing features in some of the lyrics. There is classic pop, such as Robert Di Niro (reference to The Godfather), Rough Justice and State I'm In. This reissue has some great additional tracks, such as the Althea & Donna-esque synth-reggae of Cairo, the hedonistic The Wild Life and 7" versions of Rough Justice and Hotline to Heaven.
They subsequently changed musical direction, lost a member, and lyrics turned into "I Want You Back" pop fodder, but this for me, is their best and most consistent album with some welcome extra stuff. GET IT!