Tuesday, October 18, 2011
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.