This new wave electro pop act from Liverpool, England, had remarkable success in the USA before finding a large following in Britain. The band originally comprised Mike Score (5 November 1957; keyboards/vocals), Ali Score (drum machine/vocals), Paul Reynolds (b. 4 August 1962; guitar) and Frank Maudsley (b. 10 November 1959; bass). Following an adventurous EP on Bill Nelsons Cocteau label the band made their album debut in 1982 with A Flock Of Seagulls, a splendid example of futurist pop that contained a number of notable tracks including I Ran (So Far Away), which made the US Top 10 in July 1982. Ex-hairdresser Mike Score received numerous press jibes for his silly haircut; he had cultivated his none-too-natural blond locks to hang irritatingly over his keyboards. Although Listen was another infectious collection of songs, they were unable to find any lasting popularity in their homeland to back up the success of Wishing (If I...
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