Wednesday, October 26, 2016
A thought on Dead or Alive (or RIP Pete Burns)
To read the press accounts in the last few days of the death of Pete Burns of Dead or Alive, you'd think the band only ever managed one placing on the Billboard Hot 100, since they only mention "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)," the 1985 hit. It's a fine pop tune, but I pretty much always preferred "Brand New Lover," also a top 15 hit in the U.S. in 1987 from the band's next album and also a production of the Stock Aitken Waterman team. The single "I'll Save You All My Kisses" from the same album is a fine reminder of the time, as well.