Friday, 7 March 2008

A Flock Of Seagulls - Brighton 1983

Mike Score (lead vocals, keyboards) formed A Flock of Seagulls with his brother Ali (drums) and Frank Maudsley (bass) in 1980, adding guitarist Paul Reynolds several months later.

The group released its debut EP early in 1981, and while the record failed to chart, its lead track, 'Telecommunication' became an underground hit in Euro-disco and new wave clubs.

The band signed a major-label contract with Jive by the end of the year, and their eponymous debut album appeared in the spring of 1982.

'I Ran (So Far Away)' was released as the first single from the album, and MTV quickly picked up on its video, which featured long shots of Mike Score and his distinctive, cascading hair.

The single climbed into the American Top Ten, taking the album along with it. In the U.K., 'I Ran' didn't make the Top 40 (highest position 43), but 'Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You)' reached number ten later that year.

Which in commercial terms was the high end of the bands success.

Mike Score continues to tour under the band's name with a new line-up, but the other original members have retired from music.

However the lasting quality of some of their material, and those haircuts, those wonderful 1980's haircuts, have preserved the band in rock history.

This is from the period that etched the band into the memories of many.

Recorded in Brighton, England on the 5-1-1983, the music is fresh and the band in the ascendancy.

Set list.

1. The Fall
2. Space Age Love Song
3. D.N.A.
4. Electrics
5. Messages
6. Standing in the Doorway
7. The Traveller
8. Committed
9. Man Made
10. You Can Run
11. Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You)
12. I Ran (So Far Away)

Comments.

Source is probably BBC FM stereo, sound quality is warm and very good.

New file link in comments below - Re-uploaded 2012 (Stealth project).

8 comments:

perfectradio@btinternet.com (MIKE) said...
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Anonymous said...

Excellent bootleg, but the three last songs are damaged

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Beehive Candy said...
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Anonymous said...

Awesome, thanks!

DarrenN said...

link does not exist - can you please re-post this show? Thanks!!!

Beehive Candy said...
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Beehive Candy said...

New file link in comments below - Re-uploaded 2012 (Stealth project).

Link: http://www.mediafire.com/?ldkpv8acw8cv4qu

Password: bcstealth12