Monday, February 12, 2018

A Flock Of Seagulls : A Flock of Seagulls 1982

A Flock of Seagulls are an English new wave and synthpop band originally formed in 1980 in Liverpool by Michael "Mike" Score (keyboards, vocals) and his brother Alister "Ali" James Score (drums); with their most famous line-up consisting of the Score brothers along with Francis Lee "Frank" Maudsley (bass) and Paul Reynolds (guitar).

In fact he got the name of the band from the stranglers track - toiler on the sea apparently and his hair cutting skills were down to the fact that he use to be a hairdresser.
That coiffured "seagull" haircut (still parodied to this day...see chandler in the tv show friends) was a trademark feature of the 80s alongside paul kings cockatoo haircut in the band king and the mullets of nick kershaw and paul young!

The group had a string of international hit singles including "I Ran (So Far Away)" (1982), "Space Age Love Song" (1982), "Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You)" (1982), and "The More You Live, the More You Love" (1984). They became notable in the 1980s for their video for "I Ran (So Far Away)". The band won a Grammy Award in 1983.

A Flock of Seagulls is the eponymous debut  and featured the international hit single "I Ran (So Far Away)", which reached the Top 10 in the US and New Zealand, as well as No. 1 in Australia. The song "Space Age Love Song" also managed to score radio play. On the success of the singles, the album reached No. 10 in the US.

The Liverpool quintet A Flock of Seagulls first gained attention in the dance clubs with "Telecommunication," included on this debut release.

Their debut album, released April 1982.

The kinetic "I Ran (So Far Away)" became a video staple and a Top Ten radio hit. "A Space Age Love Song," with its synthesizer washes and echo-laden guitar, also managed to score at radio.

The band, and particularly this album, were influential during the 1980s, for their image and also for their production techniques, which at one point garnered the respect of record producer Phil Spector, who in the 1980s called the album "phenomenal." . The album track "D.N.A." won a Grammy Award in 1983 for Best Rock Instrumental Performance.


01. Modern Love Is Automatic     3:50
02. Messages     2:52
03. I Ran (So Far Away)     5:07
04. Space Age Love Song     3:48
05. You Can Run     4:26
06. Telecommunication     2:32
07. Standing in the Doorway     4:40
08. Don't Ask Me     2:46
09. D.N.A.     2:31
10. Tokyo     2:54
11. Man Made     5:40

Format : Vinyl LP
Made in : Greece
Label : Epic
Year : 1982
Genre : ROCK
Style : New Wave

MP3 : Size : 95.8 MB
FLAC : Size :  276 MB

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