Flash and the Pan

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Flash and the Pan
Origin Australia
Genres New wave, synthpop
Years active 1977–1992
Labels Various
Past members Harry Vanda
George Young

Flash and the Pan was an Australian new wave musical group (essentially an ongoing studio project) initiated during the late 1970s by Harry Vanda and George Young, both former members of The Easybeats.

The duo's first success was their debut album with single "Walking in the Rain", which was later covered by Grace Jones. This album was successful in Europe, the UK, and the US. "Waiting for a Train" was their next success.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "Hey, St. Peter" (b/w "Walking in the Rain") (1976 Australia, 1978 worldwide) - Aus No. 5, US No. 76
  • "And the Band Played On (Down Among The Dead Men)" (1978) - Aus No. 4, UK No. 54[1]
  • "The African Shuffle" (1978) - Aus No. 85
  • "California" (1979)
  • "Walking in the Rain" (1979)
  • "Media Man" (1980)
  • "Welcome to the Universe" (1980)
  • "Love is a Gun" (1982)
  • "Where Were You" (1982)
  • "Waiting for a Train" (1983) - UK No. 7,[1] Aus No. 98
  • "Waiting for a Train (French Take)" (1983) - Aus No. 66
  • "Down Among The Dead Men" (1983)
  • "Midnight Man" (1985) - Aus No. 66
  • "Early Morning Wake Up Call" (1985)
  • "Ayla" (1987)
  • "Money Don't Lie" (1988)
  • "Yesterday's Gone (EP)" (1988)
  • "Waiting for a Train '89" (1989)
  • "Something About You" (1990)
  • "Living On Dreams" (1992)
  • "Burning Up The Night" (1992)
  • "Walking in the Rain '96" (1996)
  • "Waiting for a Train '96" (1996)

Albums[edit]

Compilations[edit]

  • Pan-orama (1983) - UK No. 69[1]
  • Flash Hits (1988)
  • Collection (1990)
  • The Flash and the Pan Hits Collection (1996)
  • Ayla The Best of Flash and the Pan (2005) Repertoire Records

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 204. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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