Sunday, August 2, 2009

Dead Or Alive: The Stranger

At this point, the band was a five-piece consisting
of Burns, Mike Percy (bass), Tim Lever (keyboards/sax),
Steve Coy (drums), and Wayne Hussey (guitar).

The follow-up single to their EP was "The Stranger,"
released in 1982 on Black Eyes Records. Dead Or Alive's
singles started placing high in the UK Indie Chart, with
"The Stranger" reaching number 7.

A series of singles on their new label Epic, appeared
over the course of 1983."Misty Circles", appeared at
number 100 in the Gallup charts of June, 1983.

Two more singles, "What I Want" and "I'd Do
Anything", were club hits, but mainstream success
continued to elude the band. Their debut album,
"Sophisticated Boom Boom", was released in 1984 and
featured "That's the Way (I Like It)".

Hussey departed Dead Or Alive just before the album's
release, despite writing much of the material that
appears on it, plus the singles "Misty Circles" and
"What I Want".

Hussey left in early 1984 to join The Sisters of
for one year, and then formed The Mission in
late 1985.

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