Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Flock of Seagulls

Flock of Seagulls.  This is actually their 2nd album - from 1982.  From 1981 to 1985 they put out 5 records - one each year.  But this is the only one I own, thank goodness.  It really is a good representation of that era and the post-punk movement, which I never bought into.  And I just think this song - is getting closer to becoming my favorite song of the that era (the early to mid-eighties); it is call Space Age Love Song.  Give it a listen.  It's a catchy tune that holds up well.  FOS had bigger hits like I Ran (So Far Away) and then they flamed out a bit.  Didn't they all?  I read that back in 2003, the original line-up (brother Mike and Ali Score, Paul Reynolds and Frank Maudsley) reunited for a one-off performance on the VH1 series called Bands Reunited. And later in 2004, FOS reformed and played a small number of live shows in the States, but broke up (again) immediately afterward.


  1. Their album "Listen" from 1983 had two more great songs on it: "Over the Border" and "Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You)." I've only heard that record and the one you posted. I wonder if any of their other releases contain any songs that are as good as those and Space Age Love Song or I Ran (So Far Away)?

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  3. Man that dry ice maching was pumping out the CO2, so much so I thought some in the first row might get asphyxiated!

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