Flash and the Pan

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Flash & The Pan were a duo consisting of George Young and Harry Vanda both formerly of the Australian 60s band, The Easybeats (Of "Friday on My Mind" fame). George Young also had two brothers called Angus & Malcolm Young whom you may have heard as members of a group called AC/DC

Posted by Keebord on Saturday, 10.24.09 @ 21:02pm


Does anyone else think that George Young and Harry Vanda might have inspired Mark Knopfler to incorporate the following lyrics into Dire Straits' major hit "Sultans of Swing?"

"You check out Guitar George he knows all the chords
Mind he's strictly rhythm he doesn't want to make it cry or sing
And an old guitar is all he can afford
When he gets up under the lights to play his thing

And Harry doesn't mind if he doesn't make the scene
He's got a daytime job he's doing alright"

Posted by Keebord on Saturday, 12.5.09 @ 12:09pm


Keebord,

I never thought about that before you mentioned it, but maybe the line "Saving it up Friday night" could be a reference to the Easybeats' (George and Harry's previous band) hit "Friday on My Mind"

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Saturday, 12.5.09 @ 12:35pm


That could also be it. Either way it seems too similar to simply be a coincidence.

Posted by Keebord on Saturday, 12.5.09 @ 16:17pm


Don't listen to Flash and the Pan because they'll take you where you don't want to be. From the song Hey St. Peter:

"Hey, St. Peter
Before you ring your bell
Just been down in New York town
Done my time in...........


HELL"

Posted by Evangelist on Sunday, 10.28.12 @ 00:50am


Evangelist, I think "Hell" is used in the song to describe New York City and is not meant to be taken literally, for example look at these lyrics from the start of the song:

"The morning was cold and lonely
City lights old and grey
The sun arose trying to smile
Gave it all away
The honky-tonk called a stranger
The stranger couldn't pay the bill
Made a stand, raised his hand
Sang a song, no time to kill

I said, Hey, hey, hey, St. Peter
I've got a tale to tell
I've just been down in New York town
It really feels like hell
It really feels like hell"

Later, by saying he's "done my time in Hell", he means he spent time in New York City. Clearly he doesn't think highly of NYC!

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Sunday, 10.28.12 @ 03:28am


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