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Album Review

Not exactly your mother's Easybeats, this debut from the Vanda/Young side project found some seriously deranged songwriting, with quirky but attention-grabbing music peppered with pointy, strange lyrics. A soundtrack for the dark side of the moon that's well worth searching out.

Customer Reviews

a rare piece

a rare piece of flash and the pan a great album and unusal lyrics and distictive sound a real flash back to the good old days

Hey St. Peter

This song always stuck out on the radio in the late 70s. Unique, Buggles-like,

Forgot how great this was

I haven't listened to this album for over 25 years and I forgot how much I liked it. Also all the songs came right back to me. Hey St. Peter and Down Among the Dead Men are standouts.
I don't think "youth of today" would "get" this album. It fit the time (1979).Glad I rediscovered it!


Formed: 1976 in Australia

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s

The best-known alter ego of the Harry Vanda/George Young songwriting team (the creative force behind the Easybeats), Flash and the Pan began simply as a between-production project in 1976. By 1979, the project had turned out a novelty hit with the single "Hey St. Peter." A second single, "Down Among the Dead," also became a hit throughout Australia and Europe, inspiring the release of the album Flash and the Pan. American radio began playing import copies which led to a deal with Epic Records. The...
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