Monday, April 06, 2009

New Music Monday-Dead or Alive

The band members have included the following musicians:

Pete Burns (1980— ): Vocalist of the band and chief songwriter. Burns did not play any instruments but lip-synched with an electric guitar in some music videos.

Wayne Hussey (1982–1984): An early member of the band who wrote most songs in 1982-1983, plus the Epic Records singles "Misty Circles" and "What I Want". Hussey departed in early 1984 to join
The Sisters of Mercy for one year, and then formed The Mission in late 1985.

Mike Percy (1980–1989): Bass player. Percy, along with Lever, wrote most of Dead or Alive's songs from 1984 until 1990. Percy wrote and performed the backing track for the hit song "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)".

Steve Coy (1980— ): Was the only member to be a good friend of Burns' prior to the band's creation in 1980. Drummer for the band. The youngest member of the band, Coy wrote music for the band but not lyrics. As of 1996, Coy took over the job of producing Dead or Alive's videos starting with the David Bowie cover, "Rebel Rebel", from the album, Nukleopatra.

Timothy Lever (1983–1989): keyboards, saxophone, guitars. Lever and bassist Mike Percy were responsible for most of the songwriting for the band.

Jason Alburey (1995— ): Keyboardist for the band and modernized the bands musical sound. Alburey appears in the 2003 video for the re-release of "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)" despite having nothing to do with the song itself.

See what they’ve been doing here at:

Now ....Dead or Alive - "Brand New Lover"

Song lyrics | Brand New Lover lyrics
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