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China Crisis is a British pop/rock group formed in 1979 in Kirkby on Merseyside, with a core band of vocalist/keyboardist Garry Daly and guitarist Eddie Lundon. They’ve produced pop music similar in style to that of the movement. Yet they’ve also had strong similarities to the post-punk movement of the early , particularly inclusion of a broader range of musical influences and occasional flirtation with .

Sharing an affection for Stevie Wonder, David Bowie, and Brian Eno, Daly and Lundon had become burned out from playing with various Knowsley post-punk groups. Daly quit school and then spent much of his time indoors tinkering with synthesizers and a drum machine. Along with Lundon, Daly began writing songs using his high-tech toys. Feeling creatively stifled by the drum machine, the pair eventually asked percussionist Dave Reilly to join them, and in 1982 they released the single “African & White” as China Crisis on the independent label Inevitable. Later re-released by Virgin Records, “African & White” was also China Crisis’ first hit in the U.K…

Throughout their career, China Crisis has seen moderate success in the United Kingdom, western Europe, Australia,Philippines and the Americas. Adding Gary “Gazza” Johnson and Kevin Wilkinson to the lineup, they recorded their debut album Difficult Shapes & Passive Rhythms. Another single, “Christian”, hit U.K. #12, followed by two singles from second album, Working with Fire and Steel Possible Pop Songs, Vol. 2.


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  • panterman


    3 May 2013 Reply
  • Sonicjr01

    Bigger Punch the Feeling should be on top ... top I say. TOP !

    10 Feb 2013 Reply
  • bingbongbilly

    Imagine the sun, lazy on a deep blue sea...

    1 Aug 2012 Reply
  • PaulKennedy63

    Canny music, Lads.

    29 Jun 2012 Reply
  • VelvetMesgue

    ....... Aparte de ser una de las mejores bandas de los 80s y que tienen en sus venas impregnado el sudoroso olor a New Wave

    2 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Spiderclon69

    Que se puede decir de China Crisis.......

    27 May 2012 Reply
  • George336

    Easily the most under-valued band of the 80s.

    15 May 2012 Reply
  • AlanaDevotional

    Such a wonderful band and music!

    7 Oct 2011 Reply
  • mel_caffeine

    China Crisis will be playing tonight and tomorrow night (January 21-22) here in Manila, Philippines. I'm so excited to see them again. :)

    21 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Akatian

    Tragedy and Mystery.

    14 Jan 2011 Reply
  • flexmens

    Truly enjoy " Flaunt The Imperfection" CD

    8 Sep 2010 Reply
  • mvldk666


    7 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Okuda

    I love their music

    2 Sep 2010 Reply
  • flashbleu

    Saw them play in Douglas last night. Great gig, crappy venue (mock Cuban disco with the band on the dancefloor below the audience - great). Haven't seen them since 1982. Eddie hasn't changed, but Gary - bloody hell. He's become a nightmare cross between Stephen Fry and Paul O'Grady. Dead entertaining, though, especially when he called Boy George a cunt. Cheers lads.

    18 Jun 2010 Reply
  • bluenile777

    Just can't stop shouting for this band.. They were so awesome; unfortunately not enough people paid as much attention to them as I did..

    23 May 2010 Reply
  • lizzylane

    I ♥ CC [2]

    20 May 2010 Reply
  • panterman

    especially love these guys for not being posers and so 'I could lose myself in this honesty'

    6 Mar 2010 Reply
  • tomthumb84

    im seeing these guys this weekend at Rewind festival WHOOP!

    20 Aug 2009 Reply
  • vjsupersaint

    I bet The Home Guard could though.

    9 Aug 2009 Reply
  • time4tunes

    Hmmmm........interesting tune. I don't believe I could adapt it to a symphony orchestra though.

    16 May 2009 Reply
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