Flat as a Pancake

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Flat as a Pancake
Studio album by Head East
Released 1974/1975
Recorded 1974
Genre Hard rock
Length 37:56
Label Pyramid Records
A&M Records
Head East chronology
Flat as a Pancake
Get Yourself Up
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Flat as a Pancake was the first studio release of the rock band Head East. At first, the album was released independently on Pyramid Records. However, when radio stations began to play the song "Never Been Any Reason," A&M Records signed the band and re-released the album in June 1975.[2]

It is Head East's only album to be certified Gold by the RIAA.[3]

Head East recorded the album at Golden Voice Studios in South Pekin, Illinois.

The diner photographed on the back cover of the A&M reissue is the Rite-Way Diner, still in business (now as the Olivette Diner) at 9638 Olive Blvd, Olivette, Missouri.[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Never Been Any Reason" - 5:10 (Mike Somerville)
  2. "One Against The Other" - 3:47 (John Schlitt)
  3. "Love Me Tonight" - 4:27 (Mike Somerville)
  4. "City Of Gold" - 3:41 (Steve Huston)
  5. "Fly By Night Lady" - 2:47 Steve Huston)
  6. "Jefftown Creek" - 6:41 (Steve Huston)
  7. "Lovin' Me Along" - 5:25 (Mike Somerville)
  8. "Ticket Back To Georgia" - 4:02 (Steve Huston)
  9. "Brother Jacob" - 3:10 (Steve Huston)

Chart performance[edit]

The album went to #126 on Billboard's Pop Album Chart, and was certified Gold by the RIAA on September 19, 1978, selling over 500,000 copies.


Year Chart Position
1975 The Billboard 200 126


Year Single Chart Position
1975 Never Been Any Reason Hot 100 68
1975 Love Me Tonight Hot 100 54
1975 City of Gold Hot 100 ---