never really liked mi-sex
It’s true, while my brother and others seemed to get down to the music of Mi-Sex, they never really grabbed me. However, I still know good music when I hear it (though some may disagree) and these guys could sing.
What I also know is, tempus fugit!! I heard this song on January 6. The reason it was played on the radio was to commemorate the death of, and honour, Mi-Sex lead singer Steve Gilpin… it was twenty years ago! Can’t believe it.
Steve Gilpin began as a pop singer/songwriter on New Zealand television – then UK New Wave hit Kiwi-land and he underwent a radical style-enhancement. Grabbing the name from the Ultravox song, My Sex, Steve’s band became Mi-Sex. Within a year they’d moved to Aussie and found stardom.
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The band were active until 1984. Once they’d split, Steve continued to work in Australia with a number of bands until January 6 1992. Returning home after a gig, Steve had an accident in his car. Seriously injured, he lapsed into a coma and subsequently died.
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- Computer Games is lifted from Mi-Sex’s first album, Graffiti Crimes. The album was re-released in 1980 under the name, Computer Games.
- Computer Games was the second single off the Graffiti Crimes album – the first was But You Don’t Care.
- Computer Games was released as a single in 1979 in Australia and New Zealand and in 1981 across Europe.
- Peaking at #1 in Australia, #5 in New Zealand and # 2 in Canada, Computer Games won the Best Australian Single award at the 1979 TV Week/Countdown Music Awards.
- In 1983, Computer Games was re-recorded as the final track for Mi-Sex’s final album Where Do They Go?
- Computer Games lyrics
computer games – mi-sex – 1979
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