A Flock of Seagulls is an English group formed in Liverpool in 1979 by the brothers Michael "Mike" and Alister "Ali" Score. Duo who will be quickly joined by Francis Maudsley and Paul Reynolds.
The first successes came in 1981 with the release of the singles "It’s not me talking" and "Telecommunication". Followed a year later in 1982 by the release of the title "I ran" which will make them known worldwide and become a planetary hit.
The album, named after the group, was released immediately, as well as another flagship single, "Space age love song". Still successful.
Also in 1982, an exceptional year for the group, the single “Wishing (If I had a photograph on you)” was released, which became a mega hit in England and around the world. Title extracted from the future album "Listen".
In 1983, the other titles extracted from “Listen” will not reach the expected success, like the following album “The story of a young heart” which was released in 1984. And this despite the presence of excellent titles like “The more you live, the more you love "and" Never again (The dancer) ".
The album "Dream come true" released in 1986 will do little better.
Less known than others despite an obvious quality, A Flock of Seagulls is really worth a detour and will have left in the musical history of the 80s excellent titles that it would have been a shame to ignore.
To discover or rediscover.
Discography (among others ...) :
• It’s not me talking 1981
• Telecommunication 1981
• I ran 1982
• Space age love song 1982
• Whishing 1982
• Nightmares 1983
• Transfer affection 1983
• The more you live, the more you love 1984
• Never again (the dancer) 1984
• Remember David 1984
• Who’s that girl 1985
• Heartbeat like a drum 1986
• Magic 1989
• Burnin' up 1995
• Rainfall 1996
• Say you love me 2018
• Messages 2021
1981 ... they arrive and bring with them what we do best at the start of the 1980s in terms of avant-garde sound. It promises !
1981 ... they immediately confirm all the good that one could think of them. An obvious inspiration, well above the average and which will produce several titles of very very large caliber
1982 ... the HUGE title which will propel them at the speed of light at the top of the Charts. Success is global, their notoriety explodes. MAS-TER-FUL !
1982 ... an exceptional year 1982 where the group literally walks on the water and connects Méga hit on Méga hit. And the year is not over, that is to say !
1982 ... surely one of their most beautiful titles. A title that will remain as their biggest commercial success. A largely deserved global success. MA-GIC !
1983 ... the year of transition where the sound of the group evolves in an obvious way. Even if it means exploring darker universes ...
1983 ... back to basics. A beneficial return which allows them to return to success. Like what, it was enough not much ...
1984 ... the last notorious success. After 2 euphoric years, the group will slowly, but surely, begin its decline. An incomprehensible decline to say the least given their potential ...
1984 ... another excellent title which shows the full extent of their talent. And as paradoxical as it may seem, this title will not even be classified. Go figure ...
1984 ... a year 1984 which had started under the best auspices and which unfortunately ends in general indifference. And yet they do not deserve, far from it ...
1985 ... only one small title for this year 1985. Production slows down, that's clear. This does not prevent them from having the big potato !
1986 ... the decline increases. Inspiration is starting to be lacking and the quality of the songs is becoming more and more random
1989 ... quality is always present but the flash of genius is missing, that's clear. A beautiful adventure that ends ...
1995 ... a change of decade which unfortunately will not change much. The group is no longer there, it's clear ...
1996 ... this time, it is indeed the end. They will not have deserved absolutely during this decade 90, it is certain. But it is clear that between the 1990s and the 1980s, the level of inspiration dropped so much that it is now impossible for them to compete on equal terms with the competition ...
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