Real World/Break Down And Cry/Out Of My Hands/Wild Boy/Open Windows/New Day/Cast My Love/Tunnels And Trains/The Edge/Cross My Heart
Flaming Hands were an early 80s soul-inspired New Wave pop band from Sydney, Australia. That recorded some amazing songs. Unfortunately, their output never translated to much more than a cult following, and today there is very little information available on the band.
Flaming Hands' principal members were singer Julie Mostyn and songwriter/guitarist Jeff Sullivan, who together created something truly special. Sullivan delivered memorable, hook-filled songs that Mostyn made sparkle with her soaring, soulful vocals. Band members Circa 1981 Vocals - Julie Mostyn, Guitar - Jeff Sullivan, Bass - Grant Connor, Drums - Alan Brown, Keyboards - Peter Bull, Saxaphone - Sluggo
The band released their first single - I Belong to Nobody / The Stranger - on Phantom Records in 1980. They followed it up with four more singles - Wake Up Screaming / Sweet Revenge, It's Just That I Miss You / Go Or Stay, Cast My Love / Kismet and The Edge / Sacrifice. These singles were marked by an earthier sound than what Flaming Hands would be producing by the time they released their first and only full-length album in 1984. The self-titled LP, which featured Andrew Fariss and Kirk Pengilly from INXS, is enjoyable but relies a bit too heavily on synths. You can check it out on the Ausrock blog.
Unfortunately, the LP failed to get them the recognition they deserved, and Flaming Hands called it quits shortly after its release.
This album was sent to me by RAM a Midoztouch Forum regular you can get the FLAC rip Here or the 320kbps version in the header.