Tuesday, 5 August 2014

The Flys - Bunch of Five EP

Oh yes, this one has it all, sub two minute punk song, melodies, power pop punk.

Five songs all different, all brilliant, and yet hardly anyone has ever heard of this EP.

Well if you havn't head of it, heres your chance to donwload it, and then go out and buy their album:
Waikiki Beach Refugees
Waikiki Beach Refugees

Only three tracks from this EP are on the album, the brilliant "Me and my buddies" and "Just for your sex" are not.

So see what you think.

Band: The Flys
Label: Zama Records
Year: 1977
Tracks:
1. Can I Crash Here
2. Me and My Buddies
3. Just For Your Sex
4. Saturday Sunrise
5. Love and a Molotov Cocktail

Ripped from glorious scratched vinyl to inferior mp3

12 comments:

James D said...

Hi Gary, nice blog! "Can I Crash Here" is my favourite from this EP rather than everyone else's pick "Molotov Cocktail". The Flys' best single in my opinion was "Name Dropping", should've been a huge hit.

garychching said...

Hi James, thanks for your comment. It was your blog that inspired me to start this.

"Can I crash here" is my favourite as well. I still prefer to "Name Dropping" but very close.

withe3110 said...

The "holy grail of punk" in my book - I wanted this for 20 years. I found it, then lost it....now I have it again. The lead in "Just for Your Sex" was worth the wait. Thanks!

garychching said...

I'm glad to help

All the best

Anonymous said...

a note, there is a version of this record with a printed, die-cut company style sleeve as well... found it a few years back. a real rarity!

garychching said...

Hi anon thanks for that, any chance of a scan?

Sean Qualls said...

Any chance you have "something wrong with me" from The Flys?

Thanks for the blog!

garychching said...

Hi Sean I'm afraid I don't have "something wrong" and its one I was unaware of. Do you know what year it was.

All the best

sambson said...

The Flys were originally known as Midnight Circus, but changed their name and formed their own Lama Label. The band features; singer and guitarist Neil O'Connor (Hazel O'Connor's brother ), David Freeman (guitar, vocals) Joe Hughes (bass, vocals) and Pete King on drums. Their Waikiki Beach Refugees LP came out in 1978 and the Own LP in 1979 (both on EMI). For those interested, there's more info on them at The Mod Punk Archive.

garychching said...

Hi Sambson, thanks for the extra info, its always good for people to see more and sometimes I feel I should put more info the posts, but when theres knowledgable people like yourself around you save me the time.

doughboysXe said...

is there a link still to download this ep, ive been trying to find it , thanks =)!

garychching said...

Hi Dougboys - The files have gone but email me (see link in my profile) and I'll try and rip you a new one.