FLASH AND THE PAN "WAITING FOR A TRAIN" (1983)
by Mark Nobes, chief editor
Waiting For A Train reached #7 in the UK during 1983, and was Flash And The Pan's only Top 40 hit. In the band's home country of Australia, the song faired even worse reaching only #98.
The duo's highest charting single in the UK that failed to break the Top 40 was And the Band Played On (Down Among The Dead Men), which reached #54 in 1978.
Now here's a tricky question for you! Is the vocalist rapping, singing or just talking? You decide!
The song was taken from the album Headlines, but also featured on the compilation album Pan-orama which reached #69 in the UK album charts during 1983. The best songs from the previous three studio albums - Flash And The Pan, Light In The Night and Headlines - featured on the compilation.
Flash In The Pan were Harry Vanda and George Young who were former members of The Easybeats.
Grace Jones released a cover version of Flash & The Pan's third single Walking In The Rain on her 1981 album Nightclubbing.
"HEY ST. PETER" (1977)