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Flying Club

Flying Club were formed in Crouch End, London during 1979 and played their first gig at Hornsey School of Art (Middlesex Polytechnic, Crouch End, London).
The band rehearsed at a disused Mental Hospital in Muswell Hill, London (thanks Dave G) playing on borrowed instruments and gear (thanks for the amp Andy G).
The band honed a stripped down minimalist sound.
Some suggested rules were written on the walls of the rehearsal room.
"The gaps in the music are as important as the music."
"No solos."
"If you've got nothing to say don't say it, if you've got nothing to play don't play it."

Fallen asleep yet ?

The band referred to themselves in press releases as letters of the alphabet along with trivia of no interest, food likes, favourite colours and unusual smells, no wonder we hit the big time.

Flying Club played live around North London, particularly Dingwalls in Camden Lock from 1979-1981 with one of the gigs reviewed highly favourably in the NME, it didn't cost much either.

'Next Two Minutes' was recorded in 1981 with 'Keep Still, Keep Quiet' and 'Heard Your Voice' with Jon King from Gang of Four producing.
The tracks appear on the 'Moonlight Radio' and 'Fear and Fantasy' (vinyl only) compilation LP's featuring the bands who were playing at the Moonlight Club in West Hampstead.
The Moonlight Club featured live bands from London as well as bands like Joy Division and other acts from Factory Records in Manchester and the North of England. It was one of the only venues at the time where you could see bands from around the country who were rethinking music.

Next Two Minutes, Keep Still, Keep Quiet and Heard Your Voice featured on The John Peel Show (BBC) along with a five track demo recorded at EMI in London.

The band played the Glastonbury Festival in 1981 (we sent our tape to them and they said come, so we did).
'Unknown People' was played live between 1978-1981 and usually opened and closed the live set, a version of it was recorded in 2012.
'Next Two Minutes' was re-released on 20/12/2012.
The rest isn't history.

You can wake up now, it's finished.....