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For the primary episode of the New Yr, The Story Behind the Track is celebrating the fortieth anniversary of A Flock of Seagulls by diving into their new wave basic “I Ran (So Far Away).”
“I Ran” is a tune that instantly unfold its wings all over the world when it was launched in March of 1982, and continues to fly in the present day. Taken from their self-titled debut (a fortieth anniversary version and field set for which is approaching February seventeenth), the observe helped outline the band — as did their look. That Seagull-ian coiffure transfixed audiences again then, and continues to be burned into the collective popular culture psyches of in the present day. A Flock of Seagulls sang the tune on Glee and it options in Grand Auto: Vice Metropolis; characters in Buddies (Ross) and The Marriage ceremony Singer sported the long-lasting hair-flop.
Underneath that wave of hair and behind the music is Mike Rating, frontman, songwriter, and synth-player. Starting as a hairdresser in Liverpool (go determine), Rating had loads of expertise styling the good musicians of the period earlier than he stepped in to entrance a band himself. Whereas going into a gathering a Zoo Information, he noticed a poster of a spaceship chasing a person and a girl — and the remaining is historical past.
Rating appears to be like again at that fateful assembly over 40 years in the past with host Peter Csathy on this episode of The Story Behind the Track. Take heed to him focus on A Flock of Seagulls’ “I Ran (So Far Away)” and extra within the episode above, or watch a section on the video participant beneath. Then be certain to love, evaluate, and subscribe to TSBTS wherever you get podcasts for updates on all our new episodes.
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