February 4, 2023

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For the primary episode of the New 12 months, The Story Behind the Tune 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 track that instantly unfold its wings around the globe when it was launched in March of 1982, and continues to fly right this moment. 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 right this moment. A Flock of Seagulls sang the track on Glee and it options in Grand Auto: Vice Metropolis; characters in Associates (Ross) and The Marriage ceremony Singer sported the long-lasting hair-flop.

Below 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 nice 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 lady — and the remainder is historical past.

Rating seems to be again at that fateful assembly over 40 years in the past with host Peter Csathy on this episode of The Story Behind the Tune. Hearken to him talk about A Flock of Seagulls’ “I Ran (So Far Away)” and extra within the episode above, or watch a phase on the video participant beneath. Then ensure that to love, assessment, and subscribe to TSBTS wherever you get podcasts for updates on all our new episodes.

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