Monday, March 31, 2008

FLIP - Flip (1986)



Tony Duke-Lead Vocals,Guitars
Frank Walsh-Vocals,Guitars,Bass
Gary Duke-Drums,Vocals
Andy Kinch-Keyboards,Vocals
Tristian Batory-Keyboards

Clare Torry-Backing Vocals
Peter Collins/Eric Stewart/Colin Thurston-Producer

"Plague of Hearts"

"Dark on the Water"


01 Demand (1985)
02 Plague of Hearts (1984)
03 That's What They Say (1984)
04 Dark on the Water (1985)
05 Love Incognito (1985)
06 Nothing Really Matters (1984)
07 Everlasting Love Affair (1985)
08 Nightmares (1985)
09 Jamaican Girl (1984)
10 Imaginary Nights (1985)

Link to download:

A rare and nice album for 80's collectors!

Flip were formed in the mid 1980's in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire by Singer songwriters Tony Duke and Frank Walsh. Both Tony and Frank had played in various bands going back to the mid 1970's with their first group 'Tamberlaine'. Tamberlaine soon became Redwood and after recruting lead guitarist Robin Boult, Bass player Pete Trewavas and Ed Rowe on drums. The band's made their debut recording 'Just another Week end' for the 'Aylesbury goes flacid' compilation. Redwood played the London gig scene, usually in support slots during the height of the punk era. The band recorded demo's at Rockfield Studio's including the songs 'You' and 'At the Casino'. Redwood again changed their name to the Metro's finding a support slot with Duran Duran. After the tour Trewavas left to join Marillion and the band split. Duke and Walsh later emerged with a new band and line up that included Gary Duke, Andy Kinch (ex PTO,see these for some more info: and and and Tristian Batory.
This band became Flip and by 1984 the band were signed to Arista Records, recording an album 'Flip' on 'Private I' records.It was recorded at Abbey Road, Wessex, Sarm and Air Studios and produced by Peter Collins and Colin Thurston. Eric Stewart (10cc) also produced and played on "Love incognito", he also added a solo on the track "Demand". The bands video for the single "Nightmares" was directed by music photographer Andy Earl.Two singles were released on Arista 'Plague of hearts'produced by Peter Collins (Nik Kershaw, Bon Jovi, Brian Setzer, Jewel etc.) and 'That's what they say about love'produced by Colin Thurston (Duran Duran, Talk,Talk etc.),which reached the lower reaches of the UK Singles Chart and also brought the band European success. The band enjoyed success overseas and made appearances on various TV shows in Europe.The Band split in 1987. Both Tony and Andy are still producing excellent music.

Andy Kinch:

"The eighties saw the most commercially successful part of my musical career so far with the band "Flip" ( also called "Touch" at one stage)We made the album (imaginatively titled) "Flip" at the famous "Abbey Road" studios, meeting and working with some of my all time heroes. Eric Stewart of 10cc fame being one, and Kate Bush the other - Wow!!!Eric played guitar and produced one of the tracks "Love Incognito" The other producers were Colin Thurston (Producer - Duran Duran) and Peter Collins (Producer - Nick Kershaw / Gary Moore amongst many). Other musicians included Andy Richards and JJ, both of whom formed part of the Trevor Horn production team based at Sarms East and West studios in London, with JJ being the cornerstone of the band "The Art of Noise"We did most of the recording in Studio 3 at Abbey Road. Amongst the many historical albums made in this studio include the mighty "Dark side of the moon" by Pink Floyd.Three outstanding memories from our sessions there include playing table tennis in Studio 2. Now, for those who don't know, Studio 2 is where all those fab albums were recorded by "The Beatles". It was just unreal, probably the most surreal experience of my life,- just so much history! Also Eric singing a very special version of "I'm not in love" -just him on the studio piano. Thirdly, my encounter with Kate Bush, which is much too personal to go into here, no, this stays private!The band did OK, appearing on one of the last editions of the BBC1 programme "Crackerjack" and the single "That's what they say about love" went to number 1 in Holland.Click the link above to find out about the Andy's Diner CD. It's full of really good songs. Email me if you want to find out more.I hope to carry on doing what I love until I drop, still hoping to write that one truly great song.Love and peace"
Andy (Autumn 2001)

Anthony Duke

"I’m a singer/songwriter of Anglo Irish descent, (My mum was Irish). I’m currently based in the UK, although I’m more than happy to combine my love of music with my love of travelling.
My dad bought me my first Guitar when I was 9, he played banjo and Ukulele, so he showed me a few chords and I worked the rest out for myself.
Although my musical influences are diverse some of the main ones are The Eagles, Jackson Browne, Elvis, The Beatles, plus contemporary artists like Keith Urban and Martina McBride, My core sound is Country - Rock/Pop, Americana with a Celtic feel thrown in here and there.
I’m a member of The Performing Right Society (PRS) and a pro member of The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI). I’ve worked in most major studios in the UK and had recording and publishing deals with both major and indie companies in the UK, Europe and USA,with songs published by Warner/Chappell and Morrison Leahy Music. Working with co-writers and producers including Peter Collins [Bon Jovi, Leann Rimes etc] Colin Thurston [Duran, Duran], Dave Ambrose [Fleetwood Mac, EMI) D-Side, Eric Stewart [],Richard Niles and on my most recent trip to Nashville, Grammy award winner Bobby E Boyd. The publishing on my new material is free.
I’m in the process of recording my own EP, which I‘ll release independently later this year, and will be out on the road playing both solo acoustic gigs and some with a full band........I'm in the process of putting the band together, so if you're interested get in touch.
As a Songwriter, writing for other people, in addition to the catalogue of songs I have available for cover…. I’m currently working with several talented artists and co-writers. I’m always interested in exploring new writing, production and development partnerships and have collaborated on several co-writing and recording projects via the internet.
I'll be making regular trips to Nashville. "

More info:

Tristan Batory
has still been living and working in Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, England.This is all i know.

Frank Walsh
i found two pages with Frank Walsh in Buckinghamshire so he is living in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire now and his job is "Art Direction and Design Services".Im not sure if this Frank is our Frank,but maybe...

More info: Tribute page
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PAUL LEKAKIS - Tattoo It (1990)

ABC - Skycraping (1997)

OMD - Peel Sessions 1979 - 1983 (2000)

HOT BUSH - Hot Bush (1980)

16 BIT - Inaxycvgtgb (1987)


Anonymous pavelse said...

FLIP - another unknown band (for me) but very nice music - thank you

12:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi Pavelse,thanks or your comment,i knew you will like it!!:)

best regards

1:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Salty :). Long Time no see,i was very busy and couldn't find a moment for posticn a comment :). Do You have some recordings of Miami Sound Machine? Especialy from 70's and early 80s to 1985? Recently I've discovered some of their tracks and found them very good :). Furthermore,do You have second album of Fiction Factory froim 1985? I do own "Throw the Warped Wheel Out" from 1984, but the latter is hard to get :/. I'm also looking for albums of And Also The Trees, and for Section 25. If You have somehting from that bands, I would appreciate it :).


1:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

can you please re-post the 2 Kane Gang albums? Thanks much.

8:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for all the Electronic albums.

I need also these albums by a French composer.


Jean-Pierre Decerf

1978 Keys of Future
1979 Reincarnation
???? Pulsations
???? Accelération 68

11:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi,as for Miami Sound Machine,Fiction factory,And Also The Trees, and Section 25 are OK ,but only later if you can wait:)


hi,im sorry,but i dont have these albums:((

Kane Gang will be posted with next week


9:58 AM  
Blogger Zalman said...

Thanks for your nice blog.
I have a request.
I need the two albums of NOVA on Original CD.
In fact ,I want to buy these albums.
But I don't know where I should buy them.

if there is no Cd available just let me know where I can obtain these albums as LOSSLESS format.

I even pay money to whom provide these Lossless albums.

Thanks in advance.

12:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a fan of PURE Electronic Music.
So I need the following albums of "Frederic Mercier"

His music is something like VANGELIS' works.

I hope you can share them with me.
As these ones are hard to find and I didn't have any chances for finding them.


Frederic Mercier (France)

+ ou - 8000 (1978) (with Teddy Lasry and Claude Perraudin)
World (??)
Industry (??) (with Guy Boulanger and E. Vercy)
The World Of Frédéric Mercier (1984)
Music Band (1984)
Jingles (1984) (with Teddy Lasry)
Aventure (1986)


6:28 AM  
Anonymous mug said...

Hey salty,

Once again thanks so much for all you do here. I saw that you once posted "The hardest hits collection volume three" I've been looking for this for a long time. Is there any possible chance of a reup? As always, anyway it goes, thanks very much.


9:02 AM  
Anonymous mug said...

Hi salty!

Hey, no worries on my previous request. I tried it again and the link is working. Unless you already fixed it. If so many many thanks!!!

1:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@ Zalman

Hi, as far as i know ,the only Nova album has ever released on CD was their Best Of and maybe Terranova too,but both are out of print.

You should try these pages :

or ask Rob Papen (Nova member) here :

Hi yes i know Frederic Mercier,but these albums still missing from my collection.I will share them when i get




3:27 PM  
Anonymous Casamata said...

Saltyka, años y años memorizando cada compás, cada línea de bajo de una canción grabada en un k7 extraviado. Años y años idealizandola y haciendo el ridículo mientras la cantaba a los dependientes de tiendas de discos. Esa canción era Plague of Hearts y el grupo Flip. Una canción fantasma que ha crecido conmigo y que gracias a ti por fin he encontrado.
Me has hecho muy feliz.
Ahora a encontrar el remix de Trevor Horn... Ay el género humano, siempro insatisfecho...

1:07 PM  
Anonymous Health News said...

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3:41 AM  
Blogger Nasty G said...

Would it be possible to report this please? :)

8:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your info about Frank Walsh is wrong!

3:06 PM  
Blogger jenyfer said...

can you please upload the link? Please wait for your answer if .... thank you very much

3:46 PM  
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Thanks for your article, quite useful piece of writing.

12:21 AM  
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6:41 AM  
Anonymous viagra online said...

Just another band without anything original, I didn't enjoy this one.

8:20 AM  
Blogger AlanaDevotional said...

Hi. The link is dead. Please reupload.

11:19 PM  

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