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China Crisis: The Chinese Way

Neil Tennant, Smash Hits, 17 February 1983

FIRST WE WENT on the Ferry across the Mersey. Then we walked through Liverpool for some tea. Gary Daly and Eddie Lundon of China Crisis had caught the train up from Kirby, a suburb six miles out of the centre of Liverpool where they both live with their families. With Gary's little case and Eddie's neat tweed jacket, they didn't really look like pop stars, but this week they were celebrating their first week in the Top 30. To make the point, two young girls stopped them in the street to ask them for their autographs. Eddie ran off embarrassed; Gary signed. It was time to sit them down separately and ask them a few questions.

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