Let’s Drive by the Flys (1979):Let’s Drive
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The Flys were a short lived post punk/mod/power pop band from Coventry, UK who flirted with the late 70’s mod revival in the UK and at this point were but months away from calling it a day after failing to make the kind of dent they must have wanted. I’m unsure if this recording is from a single or an actual John Peel session track (if so its date would be 8th October 1979). It’s a little ‘splashy’ due to the analogue distortions of the cassette medium (TDK Audua tape) being driven at slightly too high a recording level. This track belies their Brit origins and sounds as if leaning to a mix of Brit and US influenced sounds. It’s interesting that there’s a lot of current bands around today (the Strokes, Kaiser Chiefs, Franz Ferdinand etc) who are very much partly a pastiche of that late 70’s Iggy Pop/Ramones influenced sound of the late 70’s.