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The Good Life 1979-1986
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Never fully reaching their commercial potential, and cursed by the deaths of three original members and the collapse of their first American record label, the critically acclaimed Vivabeat was nonetheless discovered in Los... more »
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Never fully reaching their commercial potential, and cursed by the deaths of three original members and the collapse of their first American record label, the critically acclaimed Vivabeat was nonetheless discovered in Los Angeles by Peter Gabriel, and became the first U.S. signing to the legendary British record label - Charisma. Fusing 80's avant art-rock to the lush, techno-odd-pop characterized by Bowie, Roxy Music, Ultravox and Sparks, Vivabeat soon found themselves on Billboard's dance charts with the song "Man From China". Later, "The House Is Burning (But There's No One Home)" also became a club favorite and the track and video were featured in Brian DePalma's film, "Body Double". Later incarnations of the band recorded several of the tracks on this anthology and feature the hypnotic guitar work of former Japan member, Rob Dean, and the studio wizardry of Earle Mankey. In June, 2010, Mick Muhlfriedel released the debut album "Devil You're A Liar" from his new band, Buff Roshi.
Enjoying "The Good Life" !
sumdumdame | Flyovercountry, USA | 04/03/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Vivabeat's "The Good Life" is like a classic from the 80s that somehow hovered beneath the radar and never saw the acclaim it deserves. Think Psychedelic Furs, Roxy Music, Bananarama, Human League -- they'd fit right in. It's really fun and incredibly well produced. I could imagine hearing about half of these songs on the radio. All have a great beat. I love Vivabeat's signature "Man From China", "What We Talk About" and the techno cover of The Stone's "2,000 Light Years From Home"."
What happened to these guys?
B. Frankie | Boston, Ma. USA | 10/09/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"One of the great lost bands of the 80's. Fell in love with their first album "Party in The War Zone" years ago and then, never heard a peep from them again . Until now that is. From the wacky techno pop of 'The House is Burning (But There's No One Home)", to the brooding menace of "I Know Your Room". this CD is a must have for any serious student of music from the 1980's."