Wednesday, October 15, 2008

China Crisis, two songs from 1982

You know who I like? I like me some China Crisis. They are one of those bands that instantly catapults me back into my teenage years whenever I hear them.

African & White (1982) - Their classic first single:

Scream Down At me (1982) - This was one of the very first things I heard on college radio, before I'd even heard Echo & Bunnymen, Smiths, Cocteaus, Joy Division/New Order, or The Cure etc. This is a perfect record for the dancefloor, but the truth is, this song was out of character for China Crisis and they never before or since dabbled in such danceability:

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