Flash And The Pan – Down Among The Dead Men
side a: Down Among The Dead Men
side b: Man In The Middle
[audio:http://www.chezlubacov.org/audio/7-inch/flashandthepan-downamonga.mp3|titles=Down Among The Dead Men|artists=Flash And The Pan]
[audio:http://www.chezlubacov.org/audio/7-inch/flashandthepan-downamongb.mp3|titles=Man In The Middle|artists=Flash And The Pan]
Two 45s by Australian studio band Flash & The Pan, a project by former Easybeats members and AC/DC producers Harry Vanda (originally from The Hague) and George Young (originally from Glasgow, and the brother of AC/DC’s Angus and Malcolm). They were highly successful in the eighties. Of these two singles, this is the one I like the least, but it’s still pretty good. “Down Among The Dead Men” is about the sinking of the Titanic, and can lso be found on their eponymous first album, under the title “And The Band Played On (Down Among The Dead Man)”. That album also includes “Walking In The Rain”, of which Grace Jones did a version as well (see also here, link in Dutch).
Flash And The Pan – Midnight Man
side a: Midnight Man
side b: Fat Night
[audio:http://www.chezlubacov.org/audio/7-inch/flashandthepan-midnightmana.mp3|titles=Midnight Man|artists=Flash And The Pan]
[audio:http://www.chezlubacov.org/audio/7-inch/flashandthepan-midnightmanb.mp3|titles=Fat Night|artists=Flash And The Pan]
“Midnight Man” was a chart hit in my home country, at least I think it was. It’s one of those songs that have played around me, so to speak, all of my life, so maybe that’s why. Love this track. It was mixed by Ron St. Germain and the legendary François Kevorkian.