Everything started from a wishful thinking ...

China Crisis is an English group formed in 1979 in Kirkby, near Liverpool, by Gary Daly and Eddie Lundon. Duo who will be quickly joined by Dave Reilly.

Their first single "African and white" was released in 1982 and enjoyed notable success. Shortly followed by the album with the incredibly long name "Difficul shapes & passive rhythms, some people think it’s fun to entertain".

In 1983, new success and notoriety seriously on the rise with the release of the excellent single hit "Christian".

Also in the same year, the album "Working with fire and steel - Possible pop songs volume two" was released, which produced several hits including the magnificent "Wishful thinking".

In 1985, the album "Flaut the imperfection" was released and it was again a success. Album from which the single hit "Black man ray" will be released, as well as the minor hit "King in a catholic style"

A year later in 1986 the album "What price paradise" was released, which produced one of the group's latest hits, "Best kept secret".

A last album "Warped by success" will be released in 1994 without reaching the same quality level of the previous ones.

To discover or rediscover.

Discography (among others ...) :

  • African and white 1981

  • Scream down at me 1982

  • No more blue horizons 1982

  • Christian 1982

  • Tragedy and mystery 1983

  • Working with fire and steel 1983

  • Wishful thinking 1983

  • Hanna Hanna 1984

  • Black man ray 1985

  • King in a catholic style 1985

  • You did cut me 1985

  • The highest high 1985

  • Arizona sky 1986

  • Best kept secret 1987

  • Saint Saviour square 1989

  • Red letter day 1989

  • Everyday the same 1994

Clips :

1981 ... a promising first title for a group which is no less so. First title and already first success, what more could you ask for !

1982 ... the rest will be a little more complicated to manage. The group does not manage to surf on the dynamics generated by the previous title and this title there will pass completely under the radars ...

1982 ... just like this one. Certainly, the years go by but they don't necessarily look alike. Fortunately the rest will prove that the success of the 1st title was anything but an accident ...

1982 ... a unique sound, different from other groups. A particular strength that is fully reflected in pieces like this. Magnificent !

1983 ... the group clearly grows in strength and finds the path to success. We suspected that the slight air hole at the beginning of 82 would not last ...

1983 ... frenzied rhythm on this colorful track which offers them their first world class success. A well-deserved recognition !

1983 ... then this title arrives ! He delivers here a marvel of sweetness and finesse which offers them the biggest success of all their discography and a direct ticket for posterity. MAS-TER-FUL !

1984 ... the tempo suddenly re-accelerates resulting in a severe unscrewing in the Charts. Bad pick as they say ...

1985 ... another excellent title which confirms the enormous potential of the group in the 'emotional' register. Good pick this time with the 2nd biggest success of their career. All good little guys!

1985 ... the title which will remain forever the credits of a cult program of the 80s on the French side. And yes, it's even better in the afternoon ... isn't it Christophe !

1985 ... a BIG year 1985 with a quality which does not weaken and plethora of titles of large, even very large caliber. The group is at the height of its art and it can be heard !

1985 ... the 'little' hit of the year. But even this small hit is more than enough to keep the group in the lead pack. For now, everything is going perfectly ...

1986 ... a group in the end little known but which would have really deserved recognition much higher than it was with the general public. Tough law of the trade ...

1987 ... certainly the production of titles slows down from year to year but better is quality than quantity as they say. And on this one, once again, the account is there !

1989 ... something has changed, it's clear. The style, the sound, everything has been changed. Unfortunately, everything that made them original has gone somewhat ...

1989 ... which does not prevent them from still landing 'small' hits but they now do more figuration than anything else, it's clear ...

1994 ... they will even attempt the transition to the 1990s but like many colleagues, the transition will be fatal for them unfortunately. End of the story as we say ...

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