Monday, September 26, 2011

Lost Hits of the New Wave #1

"Hey, St. Peter" by Flash and the Pan.

This one-hit wonder tune hit hard in the summer of 1977, and was provided unprecedented airplay on both top 40 and rock radio stations in the Philadelphia area. I recall hearing it exhaustedly on WYSP, WPST, and WIFI, all radio stations now deceased. The band was spun out of The Easybeats and had some success in its native Australia and in the UK.

A self-titled album from Flash and the Pan hit in 1978. Although they never pulled a second hit from it, the record also included "Walking in the Rain," which Grace Jones would later have her own hit with as a cover. "Hey, St. Peter" was their only US hit.

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