China Crisis

Genres: Pop / Rock

Biography

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 single’s 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 It’s Fun To Entertain), was a UK number 12 hit....

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