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Dead or Alive

Dead or Alive
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Genre: Other, Pop/Rock
Group Members: Pete Burns, Steve Coy, Martin Healy, Wayne Hussey, Tim Lever, Joe Musker, Mike Percy, Sue James
Biography: A British dance-pop group which found fame thanks to the antics of androgynous frontman Pete Burns, Dead or Alive formed in Liverpool in 1980. Burns first surfaced three years prior in the Mystery Girls, later heading the proto-goth rockers Nightmares in Wax; he founded Dead or Alive with keyboardist ...Read full biography
Rip It Up
Released: 1987
Label: EPIC
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One of the great things about the 1980s was the way the decade broke so many of the late 1970s' rules. In the late '70s, many punk rockers hated heavy metal as much as they hated disco, but as much animosity ...Read full review
Youthquake
Released: 1985
Label: EPIC
Critics' Rating:
Switching to the noted Stock/Aitken/Waterman production team, Peter Burns and crew brought it all together on an undisputed-'80s classic. Though arguably the singles hold up better in the end than the ...Read full review