Huang Chung (1982) is amongst several NuRo albums that I’ve added to my collection within the past year. I’d heretofore managed only a play or two in my overbooked listening time, but a recent progressiveears thread on Wang Chung prompted me to give a couple more attentive spins last night. True, an embryonic version of their later chart-bound signature “Dance Hall Days” is present, but more interesting here are the danceably angular “Ti Na Na” and the trebly, chorused riffage (echoes of “Run Like Hell”) in “China”. The rest sounded like serviceable if unassuming smooth pop, ala China Crisis or Talk Talk.
Wang Chung – Ti Na Na (1982)
Huang Chung – China (1982)
A page for this oft-excepted title in the Wang Chung discography can be found here, along with some cool NuRo pics of the band: