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30 Days: 30 Albums | China Crisis – Flaunt The Imperfection DLX RM

The title of the third China Crisis album was always something that I saw as deeply ironic. At the time, the notion of a member of Steely Dan producing this band seemed to be a wacky, left-field idea, but the … Continue reading

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30 Days: 30 Albums | China Crisis – Difficult Shapes + Passive Rhythms – Some People Think It’s Fun To Entertain DLX RM

I first encountered China Crisis on MTV’s “London Calling” program where a snippet of the video for “Working With Fire + Steel” was shown. I immediately bought the album of that name, which got a release on Warner Brothers in … Continue reading

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Record Review: China Crisis – Autumn In The Neighbourhood [part 4]

[continued from this post] My best laid plans went awry. I did not find enough time to write a complete Bauhaus review over the weekend, but I was adamant that that post had to run on that day, for obvious … Continue reading

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Record Review: China Crisis – Autumn In The Neighbourhood [part 3]

[…continued from previous post] “Because My Heart” began deceptively, with a series of descending, rather jazzy piano triplets before the surprising inclusion of a pedal steel guitar brought the melody to the table for this “after the affair” breakup song … Continue reading

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Record Review: China Crisis – Autumn In The Neighbourhood [part 2]

[…continued from post before last] It opened with China Crisis’s equivalent of an all-gunsblazing track. I will come right out and declare that I don’t think they have ever cut as fine a song as “Smile [What Kind of Love … Continue reading

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Record Review: China Crisis – Autumn In The Neighbourhood [part 1]

China Crisis: Autumn In The Neighbourhood UK CD [2015] Smile [What Kind Of Love Is This] Down Here On Earth Autumn In The Neighbourhood Because My Heart Bernard Joy + The Spark Being In Love Fool My Sweet Delight Tell … Continue reading

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Seven CDs Of China Crisis For All

Gloryoski! It’s taken the patience of a saint, but next month Caroline International are gifting us with DLX RMs of the sacred first three China Crisis albums. I had given up hope on this notion many years ago. So much … Continue reading

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