Looking back, it seemed so simple: take one part soaring synthesizers, one part mechanical drumbeats and one part echoing guitar parts, and voila! futuristic-sounding pop music that was completely of the moment.
That was the formula that A Flock of Seagulls rode for three successive killer singles from their eponymous debut album. “Telecommunication” was the weird one, “I Ran” the massive one and “Space Age Love Song” the wistful one.
Not to mention, you know, SPACE!