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

Inev 005 I'm Falling — Dead Or Alive Dead Or Alive I'm Falling(7", Single) Inevitable (2) Inev 005 UK 1980 Sell This Version
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INEV 008 Number Eleven — Dead Or Alive Dead Or Alive Number Eleven(7", Single) Inevitable (2) INEV 008 UK 1981 Sell This Version
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BE 2, B E 2 The Stranger — Dead Or Alive Dead Or Alive The Stranger (Single) Black Eyes Records BE 2, B E 2 UK 1982 Sell This Version
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BE 1 It's Been Hours Now — Dead Or Alive Dead Or Alive It's Been Hours Now(12", EP) Black Eyes Records BE 1 UK 1982 Sell This Version
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A 3399, A3399 Misty Circles — Dead Or Alive Dead Or Alive Misty Circles (Single) Epic, Epic A 3399, A3399 UK 1983 Sell This Version
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49-04202 What I Want — Dead Or Alive Dead Or Alive What I Want (Single) Epic 49-04202 US 1983 Sell This Version
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49 04979 I'd Do Anything — Dead Or Alive Dead Or Alive I'd Do Anything (Single) Epic 49 04979 US 1983 Sell This Version
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A4861, A 4861 You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) — Dead Or Alive Dead Or Alive You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) (Single, Maxi, EP) Epic, Epic A4861, A 4861 UK 1984 Sell This Version
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ES 12122 That's The Way (I Like It) — Dead Or Alive Dead Or Alive That's The Way (I Like It) (Single, Maxi) Epic, Epic ES 12122 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
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XPR 1257 Mighty Mix — Dead Or Alive Dead Or Alive Mighty Mix(12", Mixed, Promo, W/Lbl) Epic XPR 1257 UK 1984 Sell This Version
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15-08468 You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) / Lover Come Back To Me — Dead Or Alive Dead Or Alive You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) / Lover Come Back To Me Epic 15-08468 US 1985 Sell This Version
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SCL-45057 My Heart Goes Bang (Get Me To The Doctor) — Dead Or Alive Dead Or Alive My Heart Goes Bang (Get Me To The Doctor) (Single, Maxi) Epic, Epic SCL-45057 Mexico 1985 Sell This Version
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ES 12144 Lover Come Back To Me — Dead Or Alive Dead Or Alive Lover Come Back To Me (Single, Maxi) Epic ES 12144 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
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TA 6360 In Too Deep — Dead Or Alive Dead Or Alive In Too Deep (Single, Maxi) Epic, Epic TA 6360 UK 1985 Sell This Version
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none Bad Boy / Lover Come Back To Me — Dead Or Alive Miami Sound Machine / Dead Or Alive Miami Sound Machine / Dead Or Alive - Bad Boy / Lover Come Back To Me(12", Promo) Epic none Spain 1985 Sell This Version

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kanduboy80

kanduboy80

January 23, 2022
all i want is mbdtk double cd and nude double cd.so many mixes .
kanduboy80

kanduboy80

January 23, 2022
nude was 9 brilliant songs and 9 songs that could've been singles.
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!!!!!!!!!!
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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.
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Spinecrawler

Spinecrawler

November 18, 2016
edited over 3 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).
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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

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