China Crisis [Full Band]
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China Crisis are back! 80s chart stars of Wishful Thinking fame celebrate their release of their first studio album for 20 years with a full band show…
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The Liverpool post-punk scene of the late 1970s proved to be an impressive breeding ground for some of the best-selling and most inventive bands of the 1980s. Echo and the Bunnymen, The Teardrop Explodes and Frankie Goes to Hollywood were all part of that particular musical melting pot… as were China Crisis, whose singer Gary Daly and guitarist Eddie Lundon distilled their love of David Bowie and Steely Dan into an exquisitely melancholy form of synth-driven pop.
And it was a sound that saw instant chart rewards! The beautiful, heartfelt Wishful Thinking was a Top 10 hit in 1983, and their hero Walter Becker – of Steely Dan fame – was so impressed that he even became an official band member for a while, producing and playing on 1985’s Top 10 album Flaunt the Imperfection, and returning for 1989’s hugely acclaimed Diary of a Hollow Horse.
And, all the while, the hits kept rolling in… with Christian, Black Man Ray and King in a Catholic Style all making their way into the UK Top 20. And while the band have mainly concentrated on live performances in recent years, December 2013 saw the long-awaited announcement that work had commenced on Autumn in the Neighbourhood, their first new studio album for over twenty years. Expect a release sometime in 2014!
With main movers Gary and Eddie still present and correct, China Crisis remain a thoughtful and idiosyncratic presence on the British pop scene, and return for their first full-band show on Teesside for many a year.
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