'Boom Boom Mancini' is definitely entrenched with the mid 80's production techniques, which are all over this album. It's definitely worth an investigation if you're into this kind of stuff, especially the similarity to all the Canadian references made in the article.
Special mention for the Hipgnosis cover art which captures the mood of this record perfectly; dark and edgy. With the addition of maestro Robert Jan Stips formerly of Dutch greats Supersister on keyboards, the Golden Earring sound takes a decidedly progressive sound, but this isn't Yes or Genesis clone time.
Underrated and under loved, Golden Earring's 1986 'The Hole' proved that this long running Dutch outfit knew how to roll with the times, with a typical 80's sound complete with synths and digital drums.