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I can't be the only person who thinks their Difficult Shapes album sounds like Aural Sculpture in parts. Not saying any band was influenced by the other but they were probably mixing in the same circles at the time

Check out the track "Are We A Worker" some of the music from that wouldn't sound out of place on Aural Sculpture for example.


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Haven't listened to this album in ages, but it is one I bought and got into at the time. So perhaps there were some similarities with what Stranglers were doing.. I must give it a listen some time now that I've been reminded of it cheers
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The only China Crisis album I'll go anywhere near is Flaunt the Imperfection, and that's because Walter Becker from Steely Dan produced it.
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StanInBlack wrote: 20 Nov 2022, 22:23 The only China Crisis album I'll go anywhere near is Flaunt the Imperfection, and that's because Walter Becker from Steely Dan produced it.
Great album that.
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1 song only.
Working With Fire & Steel, 12" mix
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It is very easy listening

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jason wrote: 21 Nov 2022, 19:46
StanInBlack wrote: 20 Nov 2022, 22:23 The only China Crisis album I'll go anywhere near is Flaunt the Imperfection, and that's because Walter Becker from Steely Dan produced it.
Great album that.
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They are still performing but they don't seem to release many albums these days.
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Working With Fire and Steel was their peak for me, and I caught them on that tour.
Saw the Flaunt The Imperfection tour too, and the title describes the album well.

Good interview with them on Martyn Ware’s podcast

https://open.spotify.com/episode/0soDWS ... lx8Oytx9DA

Although the sound quality on the episode would suggest Becker wasn’t involved this time around :grin:
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jason wrote: 21 Nov 2022, 19:46
StanInBlack wrote: 20 Nov 2022, 22:23 The only China Crisis album I'll go anywhere near is Flaunt the Imperfection, and that's because Walter Becker from Steely Dan produced it.
Great album that.
Agreed. A huge part of the appeal of that album for me is the way that it sounds, and I don't think they sounded as good on record before or after.
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Gotta say the new Greatest Hits with the "cinematic" rework does sound pretty good.

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Great band always like them
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theraven1979 wrote: 15 Nov 2022, 13:56 I can't be the only person who thinks their Difficult Shapes album sounds like Aural Sculpture in parts. Not saying any band was influenced by the other but they were probably mixing in the same circles at the time

Check out the track "Are We A Worker" some of the music from that wouldn't sound out of place on Aural Sculpture for example.


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Yes love that track and I agree some of their early tracks have that Aural Sculpture keyboard sound. For example Wishful thinking as well.
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