Adam Hall, Colin Evans and Dave Tonner, Liverpool, 1983
“Flock of Seagulls owned Liverpool when we came together but we were really Depeche Mode fans. Trouble was, we only had one Synth – the Roland pictured above – so on the more complicated songs we covered like Everything Counts (see cassette below) I had to play parts on a Melodica – the small keyboard you blow into. It was my Mother's idea. We went to an all boys school, so the gigs were boys only, which meant we did not get laid but the nights we played were some of the greatest of my adolescence. Our school and our normal lives were so strict, the sense of release was total.” Below is the cover of their 1983 eponymous cassette release which combines self penned classics like They're Killing Me with some of Depeche Mode's finest.
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