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1. The Flys (UK 1975-1980)

They had been around since the mid seventies in the guise of Midnight Circus but with the times a changing however, they wisely changed their name to the more punkish’ The Flys’. Ironically they were signed by EMI who had rejected them as Midnight Circus!
As opposed to the more traditional 1234 buzzsaw style of punk The Flys come at it from a different angle while still retaining the sense of urgency. Sounding like the Cure or vice versa on the brilliantly entitled single Love & Molotov Cocktail / Can I Crash Here / Civilization (1978 EMI). Try also Waikiki Beach Refugees / We Don’t Mind The Rave (1978 EMI). By then not a trace of punk as we know it Jim but catchy. In fact listen to it closely and hell, they could have flogged it to Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers! For what its worth Neil O’Connor was Hazel O’Connor’s brother. A steady release of singles and an album saw them veer towards a Mod-ish look & sound. But with increasingly diminishing returns 1980 saw them call it a day.
Band: Neil O’Connor - Vocals & Guitar.
David Freeman - Vocals & Guitar. Joe Hughes - Bass. Pete King - Drums.

2. The Flys (Us 1994-2002)

The Flys were an American post-grunge group, formed in Hollywood in 1994 and now on indefinite hiatus as of 2002. They had success with the 1998 top five hit, “Got You (Where I Want You)”, the video for which featured Katie Holmes from the hit TV show Dawson’s Creek.


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  • kanto_sho

    'Love and a molotov cocktail' has to be one of the top titles ever. Great power pop.

    10 Sep 2014 Reply
  • zombilicous


    26 Oct 2012 Reply
  • flashbleu

    Anyone who can type the words "post-grunge" with a straight face can not be taken seriously.(2)

    9 Nov 2011 Reply
  • icantwaittoh8u


    27 Aug 2011 Reply
  • sinamorebliss Selling a The Flys shirt size large on ebay.

    18 Mar 2011 Reply
  • wizzxx

    i like the both flys, i am awesome

    4 Sep 2010 Reply
  • DetoxScission

    Oh look at all of the people whining about the 90s Alternative Rock band! Heh.

    5 Jul 2010 Reply
  • TVeye77

    Anyone who can type the words "post-grunge" with a straight face can not be taken seriously.

    7 Jun 2010 Reply
  • Wellsy5767

    Fuck off fake Flys, get your own page.

    26 May 2010 Reply
  • chloestclaire

    oh, my,..did someone wake up on the wrong side of the mud puddle?

    15 May 2010 Reply
  • Scoalized

    Post-grunge has to be one of the worst genres that mainstream music has produced. The punk band is awesome.

    23 Feb 2010 Reply
  • bigwillch

    is this civilisation?

    26 Sep 2009 Reply
  • GazGod

    70's Flys kick ass!

    27 Aug 2009 Reply
  • bobo9390

    The punk bands sucks (like all real punk). The post-grunge one is decent.

    18 Aug 2009 Reply
  • queenbee3988

    These are two separate bands. The original Flys are the punk band, and shouldn't have to share a page with this post-grunge sludge. Ew.

    21 Jul 2009 Reply
  • louissaimon

    what the fuck is this homopshycosexual song i mean number one, that's not the flys not the real flys thats not even decent... and katie homes on the song video? in what world are we living in... long live to the flys the real flys and send them a molotov cocktail (but forget about love with them)

    12 May 2009 Reply
  • asfran

    16 Apr 2009 Reply
  • saintsubversive

    Got You Where I Want You - one of the best songs of the 90s

    14 Nov 2008 Reply
  • Zach216

    Surprised this band wasn't more popular. Got You Where I Want You was a hit and a half. Liked what I've heard of their other songs but really can't find it anywhere...

    2 Oct 2008 Reply
  • DyingToRace

    agreed, maul. nice servo pic btw. i just found a rapper who uses a tom servo reference in a song...pretty impressive.

    16 Sep 2008 Reply
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