Dead Or Alive

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Formed: 1980 in Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
Found international success with "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)"
They had a massive following in Japan.
Members:
Pete Burns (vocals, 1980-2016)
Steve Coy (drums 1981-2018)
Timothy Lever (keyboards, 1983-89)
Michael Percy (bass, 1981-89)
Sue James (bass, 1980-81)
Joe Musker (drums, 1980-82)
Ming (guitar, 1980)
Wayne Hussey (guitar, 1981-83)
Martin Healy (keyboards, 1980-83)
Adrian Mitchell (guitar, 1980-81)
Jason Alburey (keyboards, 1996-2003)
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Albums

BET 39274, BET39274 Dead Or Alive - Sophisticated Boom Boom album art Dead Or Alive Sophisticated Boom Boom (Album) Epic BET 39274, BET39274 US 1984 Sell This Version
EK 40119 Dead Or Alive - Youthquake album art Dead Or Alive Youthquake (Album) Epic EK 40119 US 1985 Sell This Version
EPC 450257 1 Dead Or Alive - Mad, Bad And Dangerous To Know album art Dead Or Alive Mad, Bad And Dangerous To Know (Album) Epic EPC 450257 1 Greece 1986 Sell This Version
OET 44255, ET44255 Dead Or Alive - Rip It Up album art Dead Or Alive Rip It Up (Album, Comp) Epic OET 44255, ET44255 US 1987 Sell This Version
EPC 465079 4 Dead Or Alive - Nude album art Dead Or Alive Nude (Album) Epic EPC 465079 4 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
25•8P-5312 Dead Or Alive - Nude - Remade Remodelled - album art Dead Or Alive Nude - Remade Remodelled - (Album) Epic 25•8P-5312 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
none Dead Or Alive - Fan The Flame (Part 1) album art Dead Or Alive Fan The Flame (Part 1) (Album) Epic none Japan 1990 Sell This Version
ESCA 6215 Dead Or Alive - Nukleopatra album art Dead Or Alive Nukleopatra (Album) Epic ESCA 6215 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
AVCD-11823 Dead Or Alive - Fragile album art Dead Or Alive Fragile (Album, MiniAlbum) Avex Trax AVCD-11823 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
AVJT-2520, AVJT-2521 Dead Or Alive - Unbreakable_The Fragile Remixes album art Dead Or Alive Unbreakable_The Fragile Remixes (Album) Avex Trax AVJT-2520, AVJT-2521 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
DEMREC959X Dead Or Alive - Fan The Flame (Part 2): The Resurrection album art Dead Or Alive Fan The Flame (Part 2): The Resurrection (Album) Edsel Records DEMREC959X Europe 2021 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Inev 005 Dead Or Alive - I'm Falling album art Dead Or Alive I'm Falling(7", Single) Inevitable (2) Inev 005 UK 1980 Sell This Version
INEV 008 Dead Or Alive - Number Eleven album art Dead Or Alive Number Eleven(7", Single) Inevitable (2) INEV 008 UK 1981 Sell This Version
BE 2, B E 2 Dead Or Alive - The Stranger album art Dead Or Alive The Stranger (Single) Black Eyes Records BE 2, B E 2 UK 1982 Sell This Version
BE 1 Dead Or Alive - It's Been Hours Now album art Dead Or Alive It's Been Hours Now(12", EP) Black Eyes Records BE 1 UK 1982 Sell This Version
A 3399, A3399 Dead Or Alive - Misty Circles album art Dead Or Alive Misty Circles Epic, Epic A 3399, A3399 UK 1983 Sell This Version
49-04202 Dead Or Alive - What I Want album art Dead Or Alive What I Want (Single) Epic 49-04202 US 1983 Sell This Version
49 04979 Dead Or Alive - I'd Do Anything album art Dead Or Alive I'd Do Anything (Single) Epic 49 04979 US 1983 Sell This Version
A4861, A 4861 Dead Or Alive - You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) album art Dead Or Alive You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) (Single, Maxi, EP) Epic, Epic A4861, A 4861 UK 1984 Sell This Version
ES 12122 Dead Or Alive - That's The Way (I Like It) album art Dead Or Alive That's The Way (I Like It) (Single, Maxi) Epic, Epic ES 12122 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
XPR 1257 Dead Or Alive - Mighty Mix album art Dead Or Alive Mighty Mix(12", Mixed, Promo, W/Lbl) Epic XPR 1257 UK 1984 Sell This Version
15-08468 Dead Or Alive - You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) / Lover Come Back To Me album art Dead Or Alive You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) / Lover Come Back To Me Epic 15-08468 US 1985 Sell This Version
SCL-45057 Dead Or Alive - My Heart Goes Bang (Get Me To The Doctor) album art Dead Or Alive My Heart Goes Bang (Get Me To The Doctor) (Single, Maxi) Epic, Epic SCL-45057 Mexico 1985 Sell This Version
A 6086 Dead Or Alive - Lover Come Back To Me album art Dead Or Alive Lover Come Back To Me (Single, Maxi) Epic A 6086 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
TA 6360 Dead Or Alive - In Too Deep album art Dead Or Alive In Too Deep (Single, Maxi) Epic, Epic TA 6360 UK 1985 Sell This Version

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Trekkie313

Trekkie313

March 11, 2021
Never have I seen a band have so many different remixes and club LPs!
Roby17

Roby17

September 10, 2019
I start to follow them since YSMR and they still are my favorite band. For me, Nude was the nicest album and my preferred song was Turn Around And Count 2 Ten, or better, still is. I still remeber when I saw the video for the first time, on italian tv called "VideoMusic", after "Don't Worry, Be Happy". It was 1988. It was the 7" video, everytime aired after Bobby McFerrin... And what a huge surprise when at the seaside I bought the Nude album, Us pressing, in the summer of 1989! "I Cannot Carry On" still remain an unhappy song... However, everything has a beginning and an end, unfortunately for them the life has been too short. He was too iconic, victim of his aspect. I agree that MBADTK is a fantastic album, "Brand New Lover", "I'll Save You All My Kisses", the cover of ISYAMK, that blue eyes... It's a shame that no one expanded album version has been released but Sophisticated boom boom, and this wasn't complete with their remixes. Thank for your music!!!!!!!!!!
Cosmine

Cosmine

February 2, 2019
I followed Dead or Alive since their first album "Sophisticated Boom Boom", but i've became a huge fan after they released of "You Spin Me Round". Looking back now to their entire catalogue and having purchased the "Sophisticated Boom Box-The Vinyl Collection" I realised how important their music was to me! I think that "Mad, Bad and dangerous To Know" still sounding fantastic today!! I miss Pete Burns and Steve Coy so much!!! It's a shame they never reformed, just like other eighties band did, it would have been fantastic!
djsid86

djsid86

May 15, 2017
I didn't know Pete Burns passed, so sad. Youthquake was the first LP I bought as a teen and my introduction to hinrg/synthpop. Seems like only Youthquake & Mad Bad were synthpop after that they went back to their hinrg roots.

Does anyone know if there is a remix of Big Daddy Of The Rhythm? I've never seen it anywhere not even on Hot Tracks or Razormaid. That was my favorite song from Youthquake.
Spinecrawler

Spinecrawler

November 18, 2016
edited over 2 years ago
shocked by the sad lost of pete,sorry that mr burns didn't take dead or alive as serious as he could have,especially when crafting music videos,yes music videos that could have been truly enjoyed for years to come,its understandable how pete burns/dead or alive was not promoted in the later years possibly of a lack of though into crafting better music videos and more attention to making stronger music might have been the cause.....but really sad as it seemed that pete was more obsessed with his looks than his talent for witty songs/pop rock/indie rock
a bit of a note here,Status Quo went back into the studio with an album,remixed this album from top to bottom its now being sold as a double album,what a fantastic idea remaster the original and remix/rework the original to new standard,truly would love to hear the nude/fan the flame album done in this vain,with studio members,remixers from the PWL/SAW days,redoing what could have been, actually not just dead or alive but boy george "high hat/boyfriend" album,billy idol "cyber punk",etc etc etc less favourited albums by fans and public,remastering the original disc 1 and remixing the original disc 2,in turn selling these as a double album
dneaeade

dneaeade

October 31, 2016
Dead Or Alive was the most exciting and interresting dance music act ever (both musically and visually). It's a shame they were never really taken seriously by the music industry and the critics alike but they had legions of fans who really appreciated their work.

People often pre-judged them (first because of the singer's androginous and provocative looks, then because of his plastic surgery operations) instead of paying attention to their music (which was very avant-garde) and their lyrics (which were also very good and witty for the most part).

Now that the leader Pete Burns is gone, they will be tragically missed. Their new best-of/compilation boxed set called "Sophisticated Boom Box 2016" that is getting released right now (spread over 17 CDs of musical content and 2 DVDs containing 20 music videos, a live concert and TV appearances) is a testament to their genius and their pretty unique vision of dance music . No-one will ever comes close to those HI-NRG hits of theirs, it was perfection (that is if you're into dance music of course).
GEGEPING

GEGEPING

October 25, 2016
Rip Pete B :(

I only one chance to see him in the Bataclan few year ago.

Surely will never forget this moment.

GG
troyNRGboi

troyNRGboi

October 25, 2016
A sad loss to the world and so Young too. Rest in peace Pete x
5AMmusic

5AMmusic

October 24, 2016
Rest in peace Pete, you fabulous creature. Very sad day. 😔
TylerLethersin

TylerLethersin

September 26, 2016
There is a box set called "Sophisticated Boom Boom Box MMXVI" on amazon. Its really rare and has like every 12" Mix out there on it. It even has the full Vocal version of Love Toy on it along with some other unreleased songs, mixes and instrumentals. Fan The Flame, Nukleopatra & Fragile all have updated New album covers. This is because they never got a UK Release (Nukleopatra got a US Release, but fragile and fan the flame, didn't get released anywhere else besides japan) & i know pete posted a picture of the vinyl release & it had the covers. This box set should probably end the battle of everyone asking for the 12" mixes, along with remastered versions of every album. Everything is remastered and hopefully they would put this on itunes, because right now it is only being said that it is being released on CD & Vinyl formats. ALSO! The vinyl version is like extremely rare, they are all pressed on Clear vinyl & there are not a lot of them pressed, so you need to go pre-order them RIGHT NOW If you want to get one.

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