Saturday, April 11, 2009

Games - Dance This Way

Games - Dance This Way/Love Canal

One of my favourite records ever. A perfect marriage of the late 70's and early 80's sounds. The song "Love Canal" beats everything.

Games were a synthpop band from Wirral, Merseyside, formed in 1980 by Brendan Coyle (synthesizer), Colin Hughes and Steve Knott (vocals, guitar). The group were influenced by electronic bands of the time, like Roxy Music, Japan and Human League[1]

"Their first disc was a single, First Law of Games, released in 1980. During 1981, their later material appeared in two compilations, Street To Street - Volume Two, which featured the songs "Unrest In The Real World" and "The Song", both recorded that year; and The Bogus Compendium, released only in cassette, in March 1981[2].

In early 1982, Chris "Teepee" Shaw (synthesizer), formerly of Dalek I Love You, joined as fourth member, and, alongside him, the band recorded and released their last single Dance This Way, in February 1982, before disbanding the end of the year.

Knott reunited the band in 1983, but for one only gig at Pickwick's. That time, the band comprised also then Dead Or Alive guitarist Wayne Hussey (later The Mission singer) on guitar, Bran Jones on drums and David Hughes (formerly in Dalek I Love You and Godot) on synthesizer.


1. dance this way
2. love canal

Games - Dance This Way 7''


Anonymous said...


thanks for posting this!

Anonymous said...

When I was in high school, I used to own this record. It brings lots of memories...thanks!

Anonymous said...

Pointless article if there's no way to find the music... How about an mp3 or youtube link?

Anonymous said...

retard with the "pointless" comment. The very last line in this thread is the album title that is also a link.

And to Darksynthesia, Many thanks for all that you do


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Leon Nickson said...

I love this band thanks for uploading this. I have the first law of games/ child's play single on LP but would really like it in MP3.

Is there anyone out there who has it in this format?

If anyone has contact me on my email address;



Anonymous said...

Sometimes you don't know if a song is fantastic or you just like it so much because you know it from your youth. In this case I can assure you: It is nothing but fantastic. Never heard of it before but already chose it to be an absolute favourite. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Hi Im Brendan Coyle founder member of The Games. I noticed this on the internet and would just like to correct one thing, Chris Shaw did not join The Games at any point during our career, I later joined his band Some Detergents. Just an update for anyone interested, the original Games album has now been released on Bandcamp

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