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
"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.
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''