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The Unknown Beauty Of the 80's

Volume 12

01. Scary Thieves - Tell Me Girl
02. Vitamin Z - Burning Flame
03. Microdisney - Town To Town
04. The Adult Net - Waking Up In The Sun
05. Terry Blair & Anouchka - Ultra Modern Nursery Rhyme
06. Secession - Fire Island
07. The Comsat Angels - Will You Stay Tonight
08. The Painted Word - Independence Day
09. The Quick - Hip Shake Jerk
10. Yello - I Love You (7" version)
11. Virgin Dance - Are You Ready For That Feeling
12. The Caretaker Race - Somewhere On Sea
13. Millions Like Us - In Love With Yourself
14. The Mock Turtles - Strings & Flowers
15. Dollar - Give Me Back My Heart
16. Swans Way - When The Wild Calls
17. The Adventures - Another Silent Day
18. Power - Work Hard
19. Giant Steps - (the world don't need) Another Lover
20. B-Movie - Remembrance Day (extended)
21. Clark Datchler - I Don't Want You!
22. China Crisis - Scream Down At Me

The more you hear, the more you love

Paradiso, Amsterdam 09 September 2009

It was 25 years ago that A Flock of Seagulls played in the Netherlands. Then at the Noorderligt in Tilburg, this time it was at the Paradiso in Amsterdam. In all those years a lot has changed. The 'new romantics' was at its highlights, and A Flock of Seagulls had scored a small hit with The More You Live the More You Love, and Mike Score was a fashion icon with his hairstyle.

Nowadays it is a band living on the fame of their early eigthies hit I Ran, which became a hugh top ten hit in the US, but hardly did anything in the Netherlands. It were the singles Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You), and The More You Live the More You Love which gave the band some success overhere.

It also is a band that consists of a founder member accompanied by new members. Of the original band only Mike Score is present, accompanied by Joe Rodriguez on guitar, Pando on bass and Micheal Brahm on drums. The sound of the band was heavy but very well balanced, and …