maandag 6 oktober 2008

Tik & Tok - Summer In The City

In 1979 mime artists extraordinaire Tim Dry and Barbie Wilde united with disco champion dancers Robert Pereno, LA Richards and Karen Sparks to produce Shock; a rock / mime/burlesque/music troupe. In April 1980 they recruited another mime Sean Crawford who had a unique robotic act called Plastic Joe. The line up changed with the departure of Karen and the quick introduction and departure of Penny Dunlop who was finally replaced with long legged Carole Caplin. Shock performed in clubs like The Hacienda (Manchester) The Warehouse (Leeds) and The Blitz (London) With costumes from designers Kahn and Bell they found themselves in the vanguard of the New Romantic cult of the early '80's, alongside Boy George, Duran Duran, Adam Ant and Spandau Ballet. It was from the Blitz that their first record 'Angel Face' came, with production by Rusty Egan (Visage) and Richard Burgess (Landscape). In 81 Shock billed with Ultravox at the legendary 'People's Palace Valentine's Ball' atthe Rainbow Theatre. This was the moment when the New Romantic scene exploded and went from being an obscure cult to a global trend. Again Shock was at the front of things in the US when in March Ö81 in Downtown Manhattan they were asked to support a new artist called Prince.And the list of who they have worked with goes on but Shock did catch the eye of one super star which led onto their biggest live concert in April '81 and that was with Gary Numan at Wembley Arena.

Downloads :

Tik & Tok - (Long Hot) Summer In The City (Dance Mix)
Tik & Tok - Crisis

Tik & Tok - (Long Hot) Summer In The City

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