dimanche 26 juillet 2020

China Crisis - Wishfull Thiking & Bigger the Punch I'm Feeling

English new wave and synth-pop band, formed in 1979 in Liverpool, Merseyside with a core of vocalist/keyboardist Gary Daly and guitarist Eddie Lundon. They were part of a wave of new Liverpool acts in the late 70's and early 80's, led by OMD and also including Echo and the Bunnymen, The Teardrop Explodes, A Flock of Seagulls and Frankie Goes to Hollywood. The band were signed to Virgin Records and recorded their debut album "Difficult Shapes & Passive Rhythms, Some People Think It's Fun to Entertain" in 1982. The second album "Working with Fire and Steel"  was released in 1983 and the third album "Flaunt the Imperfection" was produced by Walter Becker of Steely Dan. In 1986 they collaborated with producers Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley (who worked with Madness) on "What Price Paradise" album.
Becker produced most of the album's tracks for 1989's "Diary of a Hollow Horse" album. "Warped by Success" was their last studio album, released in 1994. In 1999 drummer Kevin Wilkinson was died at the age of 41. He played with variety of bands including The Waterboys, The Proclaimers, Squeeze and Howard Jones.

1979年リバプールにて、ボーカル / キーボードのGary DalyとギターのEddie Lundonによって結成。70年代終わりから80年代初頭にかけて、OMD, Echo and the Bunnymen, The Teardrop Explodes, A Flock of Seagulls, Frankie Goes to Hollywoodといったバンド達と共に、リバプールのニュー・ウエイブ・アクトの一つとなりました。Virgin Recordsと契約しデビュー・アルバム"Difficult Shapes & Passive Rhythms, Some People Think It's Fun to Entertain"を1982年にリリース。セカンド・アルバム"Working with Fire and Steel"は1983年に~サード・アルバム"Flaunt the Imperfection"はSteely DanのWalter Beckerがプロデュースしました。1986年には、アルバム"What Price Paradise"をMadnessでお馴染みClive LangerとAlan Winstanleyとコラボレーションし制作。Beckerは1989年のアルバム"Diary of a Hollow Horse"で大部分の曲をプロデュースしました。"Warped by Success" は、1994年にリリースされた最後のアルバム。1999年にドラマーのKevin Wilkinsonは41才で亡くなりました。彼は The Waterboys, The Proclaimers, Squeeze, Howard Jonesといった様々なバンドでプレイしました。

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