Dead Or Alive

Dead Or Alive

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Formed: 1980 // Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
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Pete Burns (vocals, 1980-2016)
Steve Coy (drums)
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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Dead Or Alive Discography

Albums

Dead Or Alive Sophisticated Boom Boom (Album) Epic New Zealand 1984 Sell This Version
Dead Or Alive Youthquake (Album) Epic Canada 1985 Sell This Version
Dead Or Alive Mad, Bad And Dangerous To Know (Album) Epic Greece 1986 Sell This Version
Dead Or Alive Nude (Album) Epic Japan 1988 Sell This Version
Dead Or Alive Nude - Remade Remodelled - (Album) Epic Japan 1989 Sell This Version
Dead Or Alive Fan The Flame (Part 1) (Album) Epic Japan 1990 Sell This Version
Dead Or Alive Nukleopatra (Album) Epic Japan 1995 Sell This Version
Dead Or Alive Fragile (Album) Avex Trax Japan 2000 Sell This Version
Dead Or Alive Unbreakable_The Fragile Remixes (Album) Avex Trax Japan 2000 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Inev 005 Dead Or Alive I'm Falling(7") Inevitable Inev 005 UK 1980 Sell This Version
INEV 008 Dead Or Alive Number Eleven(7", Single) Inevitable INEV 008 UK 1981 Sell This Version
BE 2 Dead Or Alive The Stranger(7", Single) Black Eyes Records BE 2 UK 1982 Sell This Version
BE 1 Dead Or Alive It's Been Hours Now(12", EP) Black Eyes Records BE 1 UK 1982 Sell This Version
Dead Or Alive Misty Circles Epic, Epic UK 1983 Sell This Version
Dead Or Alive I'd Do Anything (Single) Epic US 1983 Sell This Version
Dead Or Alive What I Want (Single) Epic, Epic US 1983 Sell This Version
Dead Or Alive That's The Way (I Like It) (Single, Maxi) Epic, Epic Europe 1984 Sell This Version
Dead Or Alive You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) (Single, Maxi, EP) Epic, Epic Spain 1984 Sell This Version
XPR 1257 Dead Or Alive Mighty Mix(12", Mixed, Promo, W/Lbl) Epic XPR 1257 UK 1984 Sell This Version
Dead Or Alive In Too Deep (Single, Maxi) Epic, Epic Australia 1985 Sell This Version
Dead Or Alive Lover Come Back To Me (Single, Maxi) Epic New Zealand 1985 Sell This Version
Dead Or Alive My Heart Goes Bang (Get Me To The Doctor) (Single, Maxi) Epic, Epic Mexico 1985 Sell This Version
QY•3P-90088 Dead Or Alive Special Mix (Nonstop Version)(12", Mixed, Promo) Epic QY•3P-90088 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
JC 15152 Dead Or Alive / Tony Cicco Dead Or Alive / Tony Cicco - Lover Come Back To Me / Lo Specchio (7", Jukebox) Epic, CBS JC 15152 Italy 1985 Sell This Version
12CDN-214 Dead Or Alive In Too Deep / Lover Come Back To Me(12", Promo) Epic 12CDN-214 Canada 1985 Sell This Version

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Spinecrawler

Spinecrawler

November 18, 2016
edited 17 days ago
shocked by the sad lost of pete,sorry that mr burns didn't take dead or alive as serious as should have been,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 more though into crafting better music videos and more attention to making stronger music through the late 1980s/early 1990s,should have been.....but really sad as it seemed that pete was more obsessed with his looks than he's 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.
nanxr13

nanxr13

September 16, 2016
Has anyone else seen the Deluxe boxset on Amazon UK "Sophisticated Boom Boom Box MMXVI". It has 17 CD's & 2 DVD's. It is being released by Edsel. It has literally everything on it that anyone ever wanted. Stock Aitken Waterman collectors are really going to want this! It even has the XXX mix of "Something in my House"! I pre-ordered mine!
xj23

xj23

May 20, 2016
The thing is, Sony doesn't plan on anymore reissues. They don't want to give fans with money anything else to buy. Cherry Red is probably the best option for reissues. Flood their inbox with requests and see what happens. Good luck.
professormouse

professormouse

October 18, 2015
There's been so much garbage written about Pete Burns & what happened to his face.
It was a legal limp 'plumping' procedure [& suposedly non-permanent] that got infected and then he was in trouble with some surgeons suggesting they just cut half his face off = Ouch !
The fact that he can still speak let alone sing is a bit of a miracle
A bigger miracle would be getting CBS to reissue all of DOA's back catalog in the same 2 [or 3 !] Disc way that arm-fulls of other lesser selling Artists have had done.
What's the hold-up ?
dandraver

dandraver

July 20, 2003
Dead Or Alive was always a favorite of mine. I went to a party of theirs at the Limelight in NYC in the early 90's. It was a pajama party. Wore pajamas, you got in free. I wore the jammies (money was tight) The Limelight was always a wild place but when they were there, it was one of the more "wacky" parties I'd been to.

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