Endgames are a Scottish New Wave band, who had some success in the 1980s with singles such as "Waiting For Another Chance" and "Love Cares".
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In 1980,Singer, and general Bengal Lancer David Rudden got sacked from limp wristed Synth Band, Berlin Blondes, to form Endgames in Glasgow.
The line-up for the band's first released single, 1982's "We Feel Good (Our Future's Looking Fine)", consisted of David Rudden, Paul Wishart, David Murdoch and Douglas Muirden. Paul Wishart played the saxophone|saxophonist on Simple Minds 'Empires and Dance' tour in 1980. The band recorded two Peel sessions.
"We Feel Good" and the band's follow-up single released in the same year, "First, Last, For Everything," found success in clubs in Europe and North America. This led to the release of their 1983 album. Building Beauty, which was produced by Colin Campsie and George McFarlane of The Quick. This album spawned worldwide hit singles in "Waiting for Another Chance" and "Love Cares". "Waiting For Another Chance" was especially well received in Germany (No. 21 in September 1983) and the band toured in Europe with Howard Jones, Eurythmics and Depeche Mode. The single "Miracle in My Heart" included a B-side mix of the song "Ecstasy", was later sampled by Heavy D on the Single and Platinum Album Nuttin' But Love,"Ecstasy" has been Sampled by various artists Worldwide that Include the USA Hit Single Flippin from the Billboard Chart Album I Need Mine $$ by Lil' Flip featuring Mýa.
When Endgames parted with Mercury in 1982 offers came flooding in from most of the Major Record Companies creating a Bidding War which was Won by Virgin and MCA in the USA. Interest in Endgames in the USA was reaching all of the Power Management Companies to be the Band's Representatives for the American territory, A few of the American Power Players that showed enough interest to Travel to Glasgow, Scotland to meet the Band with their Pitch included, Tommy Mottola from The Champion Entertainment Organization, Ed Leffler and Bill Aucoin.
Endgames released a second album, Natural, in 1985, which included the single "Shouting Out For Love".
Another band member, David Wilde, played drums and saxophone with Altered Images. Other members included Frankie Hepburn, played guitar with Sinead O' Conner, Austin Ince bass guitar, who became a recording and producer, now a yoga teacher. Dave Allen vocals, now a conceptual artist.
The band variously had recording/publishing contracts with EMI, MCA, Virgin and Mercury.