A Flock Of Seagulls – Live At Paris Theatre, London – 1982 – Nights At The Roundtable: Concert Edition

A Flock Of Seagulls - remembered by most as "one of those weird haircut bands of the 80s".

A Flock Of Seagulls – remembered by many as “one of those weird haircut bands of the 80s”.

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – A Flock Of Seagulls – live at Paris Theatre, London – 1982 – BBC Radio 1

Certainly one of that crop of bands aligning themselves with New Wave, A Flock Of Seagulls were possibly more well-known for lead-singer/keyboard player Mike Score‘s bizarre hair configuration than for their actual musical contribution.

However, A Flock of Seagulls were a very popular band during the New Wave phase of the early 1980’s. With several hits and a look tailor-made to the fledgling MTV audience, they had a healthy stream of success from 1979-1986, before breaking up. They reunited in 1989 and are, as far as is known, still around (but without Mike Score and his intense comb-over).

Here they are in their earlier incarnation, playing a concert at the BBC‘s Paris Theatre in London, and recorded by the venerable BBC for their In Concert series.

Going through a period of dismissal and then rediscovery, A Flock of Seagulls has come to epitomize the New Wave movement and the odd fashion statements that went along with it.

Fortunately for us, since this is an audio-only site, watching a video of them might yield a different result than listening to them – for one thing, you get to concentrate on the music and not the presentation. I think, under the circumstances, the hair design hasn’t held up over the years (if it ever was popular). The music strangely does.

Check it out and decide for yourself.

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