Flys: Today Belongs To Me: Complete Recordings 1977-1980

SKU: 39578914
The Flys: Today Belongs To Me: Complete Recordings 1977-1980

Flys: Today Belongs To Me: Complete Recordings 1977-1980

SKU: 39578914

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Title: Today Belongs To Me: Complete Recordings 1977-1980
Artist: Flys
Label: Cherry Red
UPC: 5013929178533
Genre: Rock

Two CD collection. After witnessing the Birmingham leg of The Clash's White Riot tour in the spring of 1977, Coventry rock band Midnight Circus adopted a more streamlined, urgent sound and a more punk-friendly name. As The Flys, they issued a self-financed five-track EP at the end of the year before signing with EMI on the back of a tour with Buzzcocks. Over the next three years, The Flys were responsible for a dazzling run of witty, supremely melodic, endlessly inventive singles and two superb albums, Waikiki Beach Refugees and Own, with the latter standing some 40 years later as the Great Lost Album of the pop-punk era. However, a lack of commercial success and endless internal bickering saw guitarist, singer and chief songwriter Neil O'Connor pull the plug in mid-1980 to join sister Hazel during her rise to prominence with the film Breaking Glass. Today Belongs To Me is the first complete anthology of a band that, despite critical acclaim and major label support, somehow fell through the cracks. It includes every known studio recording - including that early pre-EMI EP - as well as nine previously unreleased, from-the-masters studio demos, with two early versions of 1979 single 'Living In The Sticks' joined by seven previously-unheard late '70s songs in the classic Flys tradition. Today Belongs To Me is the definitive document of the greatest pop-punk band never to score a Top Thirty single.

1.1 We Don't Mind the Rave
1.2 Beverley
1.3 Looking for New Hearts
1.4 She's the One
1.5 Monsoon Sky
1.6 Fun City
1.7 Don't Moonlight on Me
1.8 Some Kind of Girl
1.9 I Don't Know
1.10 Waikiki Beach Refugees
1.11 Saturday Sunrise
1.12 Dark Nights
1.13 Love and a Molotov Cocktail
1.14 Can I Crash Here?
1.15 Me and My Buddies
1.16 Just for Your Sex
1.17 Civilization
1.18 Fun City (Single Version)
1.19 E.C.4
1.20 Waikiki Beach Refugees (Single Version)
1.21 Beverley (Edited Single Version)
1.22 Name Dropping
1.23 Fly V. Fly
1.24 Adrian (Don't Call Me Jimmy)
1.25 I'll Survive
1.26 Living in the Sticks (First Demo Version)
2.1 Let's Drive
2.2 Energy Boy
2.3 Fascinate Me
2.4 Talking to the Wall
2.5 16 Down
2.6 Fortunes
2.7 Night Creatures
2.8 When 2 and 5 Make 9
2.9 Undercover Agent Zero
2.10 Cheap Days
2.11 Walking the Streets
2.12 Through the Windscreen
2.13 Freezing
2.14 Frenzy Is 23
2.15 We Are the Lucky Ones
2.16 Living in the Sticks
2.17 Night Creatures (Single Version)
2.18 Lois Lane
2.19 Today Belongs to Me
2.20 What Will Mother Say?
2.21 Undercover Agent Zero (Single Version)
2.22 Come on Stupid
2.23 Program
2.24 Down Your End of the Phone
2.25 Hang on
2.26 I Say
2.27 Living in the Sticks (Second Demo Version)
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