A Flock Of Seagulls

A Flock Of Seagulls

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Formed : 1979 in Liverpool, United Kingdom
Members:
Mike Score (vocals, keyboards)
Paul Reynolds (guitar 1980-84)
Ali Score (drums 1980-86)
Frank Maudsley (bass 1980-86)
Chris Chryssaphis (keyboards on 'Dream Come True' tour '86), Gary Steadnin (guitar on 'Dream Come True' tour '86)
Dean Pichette (bass 1995), A.J. Mazzetti (drums 1995), Ed Berner (guitar 1995)
Joe Rodriguez (guitar 1998- )
Albert Cruz (drums), Robbie 'Sinn' Hanson (bass)

A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS was started by Mike Score and his brother Ali in 1979 in Liverpool.

Mike, who was previously a hairdresser, played keyboards, guitar, and vocals, Ali played drums and their friend Frank Maudsley played bass.
The band took their name from a line in the song "Toiler on the Sea" by The Stranglers, which appears on their album 'Black And White'.
The band added guitarist Willie Woo, and Mark Edmondson joined briefly when Ali and Mike had a falling out; however, Ali re-joined when Mark took ill. They then began writing songs.

Soon after, Willie left, allowing Paul Reynolds to join. They then started playing clubs and eventually got a recording contract.

Eventually, under the management of Tommy Crossan and Mick Rossi (Checkmount Ltd.), they began to release singles through Jive Records.
The group released an EP and a couple of singles, 'Its Not Me Talking' and 'Telecommunication' on Bill Nelson's 'Cocteau' label; both tracks produced by Nelson.

In 1982 the group's third single "I Ran (So Far Away)" became a worldwide hit, most notably reaching number 1 in Australia and the top 10 in the US and New Zealand. The parent album A Flock of Seagulls and another single "Space Age Love Song" were also successful.

In late 1982 the band found major success in their home country with "Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You)" (first single from their next album) which reached the top 10.

As it turned out, 1982 would prove to be the peak year of their commercial and critical success.

1983 saw the release of three singles to back their second album Listen.
Each was only a minor success in the UK and abroad. The album bore a heavily processed electronic sound that was a break from the Duran Duran guitar and bass driven sound of their début.

The group produced a third album in 1984 that leant closer to a guitar sound.

"The More You Live, The More You Love" was The Story of a Young Heart's lead single. It was moderately successful, despite having production that recalled their breakout hit "I Ran". The album's other two singles - "Never Again (The Dancer)" and "Remember David" - didn't make any headway.

Faced with sliding sales and a loss of direction following the third album the group relocated to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania minus Paul Reynolds.
Eventually in 1985 the group released a new album; Dream Come True. Despite having a new sound based around the Fairlight Synthesizer the album was critically panned and a commercial failure.

The remaining members fell out and A Flock Of Seagulls in its original incarnation disbanded. In promotion of Dream Come True, two videos - "Who's That Girl" and "Heartbeat Like a Drum" - were filmed in quick succession.

These two videos were the last time the three remaining members were together in a recording or performance capacity until 2004.

In November 2003, the original line-up (Mike and Ali Score, Paul Reynolds and Frank Maudsley) reunited for a one-off performance on the VH1 series, Bands Reunited.

In September 2004, they reformed again and played a small number of live shows in the United States, but broke up immediately afterward.
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A Flock Of Seagulls Discography

Albums

A Flock Of Seagulls A Flock Of Seagulls (Album) Jive Greece 1982 Sell This Version
#338 A Flock Of Seagulls / The Boomtown Rats A Flock Of Seagulls / The Boomtown Rats - B.B.C. Rock Hour #338(LP, Transcription) BBC Rock Hour, London Wavelength #338 US 1982 Sell This Version
A Flock Of Seagulls Listen (Album) Jive Greece 1983 Sell This Version
CN 4122/S A Flock Of Seagulls In Concert-293(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 4122/S UK 1983 Sell This Version
,#442 A Flock Of Seagulls, Men Without Hats A Flock Of Seagulls, Men Without Hats - BBC Rock Hour #442(LP, Transcription) London Wavelength ,#442 US 1983 Sell This Version
RR-83-37, RR-83-38 The Fixx / A Flock Of Seagulls The Fixx / A Flock Of Seagulls - Retro-Rock(2xLP, Transcription) Clayton Webster Corporation, Clayton Webster Corporation RR-83-37, RR-83-38 US 1983 Sell This Version
A Flock Of Seagulls The Story Of A Young Heart (Album) Jive Australia 1984 Sell This Version
RC 84-30 A Flock Of Seagulls Rock Chronicles Radio Show 1984(LP) Rock Chronicles RC 84-30 US 1984 Sell This Version
A Flock Of Seagulls Dream Come True (Album) Jive US 1986 Sell This Version
A Flock Of Seagulls The Light At The End Of The World (Album) Big Shot Records US 1995 Sell This Version
A Flock Of Seagulls I Ran (Album) Brilliant UK & Europe 1999 Sell This Version
CLP 0697-2 A Flock Of Seagulls Greatest Hits Remixed(CD, Album) Cleopatra CLP 0697-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
Series #26 Show #13, Series #25 Show #8 Jim Ladd Hosts A Flock Of Seagulls Jim Ladd Hosts A Flock Of Seagulls - Jim Ladd Hosts A Flock Of Seagulls(LP, Transcription) Innerview, Innerview Series #26 Show #13, Series #25 Show #8 US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

A Flock Of Seagulls Talking (Single) Cocteau Records UK 1981 Sell This Version
A Flock Of Seagulls Telecommunication (Single) Jive France 1981 Sell This Version
A Flock Of Seagulls Modern Love Is Automatic (EP, MiniAlbum, Single) Jive UK 1981 Sell This Version
A Flock Of Seagulls I Ran (Single, EP) Jive US 1982 Sell This Version
A Flock Of Seagulls Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You) (Single, Maxi) Jive UK 1982 Sell This Version
A Flock Of Seagulls Space Age Love Song (Single, Maxi) Jive Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
A Flock Of Seagulls Transfer Affection (Single, EP, Maxi) Jive France 1983 Sell This Version
A Flock Of Seagulls (It's Not Me) Talking (Single, Maxi) Jive Germany 1983 Sell This Version
A Flock Of Seagulls Nightmares (Single, Maxi) Jive Italy 1983 Sell This Version
D.P. DEX 13045, AB MIX 10 Flock Of Seagulls* / Roman Holliday / Le Club Flock Of Seagulls* / Roman Holliday / Le Club - Wishing / Stand By / Transfer Affectiones / Un Fait Divers Et...(12", Ltd) Durium Marche Estere, Dee Jay's Gang D.P. DEX 13045, AB MIX 10 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
A Flock Of Seagulls Never Again (The Dancer) (Single, EP, Maxi) Jive UK 1984 Sell This Version
A Flock Of Seagulls The More You Live, The More You Love (Single, Maxi, EP) Jive US 1984 Sell This Version