Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 8.5/10
The 80s were to be seen a boom time for British pop, if there was one great sweeping movement that could see away the frenzied but short lived beauty of Punk it was surely the sometimes sensitive, the occasionally brash, the always fruitful and never ashamed decade of the 1980s and the music that truly dominated it and cursed in many ways the decade the followed.
Originally published by The Birmingham Mail. February 2009.
China Crisis stood out in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s for their intelligent songs and almost whimsical lyrics which kept them in the hearts of their dedicated fans.
The duo, Eddie Lunden and Gary Daly, are two of the nicest people in pop, very laid back and happy to play to an appreciative audience.
They opened a very good set with The Soul Awakening and the ironic Best Kept Secret when Gary Daly teased the crowd by politely ordering a glass of Chardonnay to sip during the show.