|Genres:||Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||new wave 80s synthpop new romantic pop british|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
|Links:||allmusic discography discogs lyrics other databases wikidata wikipedia|
This Liverpool, England-based band was formed in 1979 around the core of Gary Daly (10 May 1962, Kirkby, Merseyside, England; vocals) and Eddie Lundon (b. 9 June 1962, Kirkby, Merseyside, England; guitar). In 1982, their first single, African And White, initially on the independent Inevitable label, was picked up for distribution by Virgin Records and made a critical impact, despite only just breaking into the UK Top 50. The singles b-side was Red Sails, a perfect early example of China Crisis pastoral electro pop.
Having now signed to the Virgin Records label, the duo formed a more permanent line-up with the recruitment of Gazza Johnson (bass) and Kevin Wilkinson (b. 1958, England, d. 17 July 1999, England; drums). The following single, Christian, taken from the debut album Difficult Shapes & Passive Rhythms (subtitled Some People Think Its Fun To Entertain), was a UK number 12 hit....