Working With Fire And Steel – China Crisis (1983)


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An individual, limited edition, example of vinyl art made from a genuine, original, 45rpm, 7” single featuring the song, Working With Fire And Steel by China.Crisis. The record was released in 1983, on the Virgin record label and has been reworked into a hammer and anvil as used in working steel.

A great framed gift for a friend or family member who is a fan of China Crisis, Pop Music,  Gary Daly and Eddie Lundonor or has a special memory linked to the song.

Presented in a black wooden box frame
Limited Edition of 100, signed and numbered by myself, the artist

Title: Working in Fire And Steel
Media Artist/s: China Crisis
Record Label: Virgin
Medium: Mixed media, hand cut from an original 7″ vinyl single
Era: 1980s
Genre: Pop

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Additional information about this, China Crisis vinyl art.

China Crisis- The Artist

China Crisis are an English new wave and synth-pop band. They were formed in Kirkby, near Liverpool, Merseyside in 1979 with a core of lead vocalist and keyboardist Gary Daly and guitarist Eddie Lundon. Initially a politically charged post-punk band influenced by Brian Eno’s ambient soundscapes, China Crisis soon crossed over to a more commercial sound and had success in the United Kingdom in the 1980s with ten top 50 singles (four of them reached the top 20) and three top 40 albums (two entered the top 20 and received a gold certification.

Working With Fire And Steel – The Song

Working With Fire And Steel is a song by English new wave and synth-pop band China Crisis, released as the second single from their second studio album Working with Fire and Steel – Possible Pop Songs Volume Two (1983). It peaked at No. 48 on the UK Singles Chart.

The Hammer and Anvil – The Shape

This record has been modelled into a hammer and anvil. An anvil is a metalworking tool consisting of a large block of metal (usually forged or cast steel), with a flattened top surface, upon which another object is struck (or “worked”). Anvils are as massive as practical, because the higher their inertia, the more efficiently they cause the energy of striking tools to be transferred to the work piece. In most cases the anvil is used as a forging tool. Before the advent of modern welding technology, it was the primary tool of metal workers. The great majority of modern anvils are made of cast steel that has been heat treated by either flame or electric induction. Inexpensive anvils have been made of cast iron and low-quality steel, but are considered unsuitable for serious use, as they deform and lack rebound when struck.

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Weight 1030 g
Dimensions 25 × 4.5 × 25 cm
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