Wang Chung was formed
in Great Britain by vocalist Jack Hues (Jeremy Ryder)
and bassist Nick Feldman. They started working
together in the late 1970's in a band called The
Intellektuals, and then later in a band called 57 Men.
After these projects fell apart, Huang Chung was formed
(the name change to Wang Chung came later).
Huang Chung released a few singles early
in the 80's. Although the singles did not chart,
they did catch the attention of Arista Records, who
signed the band in 1981. Their first
self-titled studio album,
Huang Chung, was not a success. After
moving to Geffen Records, they changed their name to
Wang Chung (easier to pronounce). As Wang Chung,
Points on the Curve
was released in 1984. This album featured four hit
songs: "Don't Be My Enemy", "Wait", "Don't Let Go"
and "Dance Hall Days". Their next release, for the
and Die in L.A. movie soundtrack in 1985,
featured the title track as a song that charted at 21
(Billboard). The band's 1986 release,
was also successful. Songs from this album you
might remember include "Everybody Have Fun Tonight",
"Let's Go", and "Hypnotize Me". Their final
release of the 80's,
The Warmer Side of Cool (1989),
did not do nearly as well, but still featured the the
song "Praying to a New God".
For the greater
majority of the 1990's, Wang Chung went on Hiatus as the
duo of Hues and Feldman worked on other projects.
By 1997, they were back together, releasing new material
for a greatest hits release. They have continued
limited activity well into the 2010's, such as their
concert at the Rewind Festival in Perth, Australia in
2012. The Wang Chung Discography is as follows:1982: Huang Chung
1984: Points on the Curve
1985: To Live and Die in L.A. Soundtrack
1997: Everybody Wang Chung Tonight: Wang Chung's Greatest Hits
1989: The Warmer Side of Cool
2002: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Wang Chung
2010: Abducted by the 80's
2012: Tazer Up!