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The Flaming Stars is an English underground garage punk band. The band was formed in 1994 by lead singer and Ex-Gallon Drunk drummer Max Décharné, guitarists Huck Whitney and Mark Hosking, bassists Paul Dempsey, and Joe Whitney on the drums. The band was signed to the London-based, but Japanese owned, Vinyl Japan UK Ltd.

In 1996, the Stars released their first album, Songs From the Bar Room Floor, which was followed by Sell Your Soul to the Flaming Stars in 1997. In 2001, The Flaming Stars released A Walk on the Wired Side, a slight departure from their previous works. The album took less from 1960s style garage rock and instead focused more on creating their own unique sound. The Stars gained a minor hit in the UK from their album A Walk on the Wired Side with the song, "Some Things You Don't Forget". The band received considerable attention in the UK's underground scene while remaining fairly unknown in the United States. The Flaming Stars released their fifth studio album, Sunset & Void, in 2002.

Two years later in 2004, the Flaming Stars released Named and Shamed, their 10th anniversary album. In early 2006, Vinyl Japan went into receivership and the Stars were signed to Big Beat Records, which is owned by Ace Records. On 16 March they released their first effort on Big Beat, a 42 track compilation album London After Midnight: Singles, Rarities and Bar Room Floor-Fillers 1995-2005. In September 2006, they released their seventh studio album, Born Under A Bad Neon Sign.

Links To Peel

The Flaming Stars released their first EP Hospital, Heaven or Hell in March 1995. The lead track Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye was a favourite on the John Peel Show, the bands first session soon followed and the track showed up at number 29 in his Festive Fifty. Through out their period the band did seven sessions for Peel's show, the last being in 2002. The band's single Spilled Your Pint was voted single of the month by Peel in September 2004 (Peel's Record Box). On 05 October 2004 John mentioned that the mother of singer Max Décharné had once written him a nice letter, thanking him for playing the group's music on the radio.

Festive Fifty Entries

Sessions

The Flaming Stars - Tubs Twist (Peel Session)

The Flaming Stars - Tubs Twist (Peel Session)

The first six sessions are available on The Six John Peel Sessions (2000, 2xCD, Vinyl Japan)

1. Recorded: 1995-06-15. Broadcast: 08 July 1995. Repeated: 17 November 1995

  • Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye / Like Trash / The Face On The Bar Room Floor / Broken Heart / Tubs Twist

2. Recorded: 1996-04-09. Broadcast: 20 April 1996. Repeated: 07 July 1996

  • Forget My Name / Downhill Without Brakes / Back Of My Mind / 3am On The Bar Room Floor / Who's Out There

3. Recorded: 1997-03-02. Broadcast: 19 March 1997. Repeated: 13 August 1997

  • Bury My Heart At Pier 13 / Just Too Bad / Sweet Smell Of Success / London After Midnight

4. Recorded: 1997-09-14. Broadcast: 21 October 1997. Repeated: 08 April 1998

  • Better Than That / Blood Money / Street That Never Closes / New Hope For The Dead

5. Recorded: 1998-06-07. Broadcast: 28 July 1998

  • Only Tonight / Running Out Of Time / Sing Sing / Just How It Feels

6. Recorded: 1999-06-01. Broadcast: 20 July 1999

  • Lit Up Like A Christmas Tree / Breaking Down / What Do I Get / Coffined & Grave Digger Jones / The Last Picture Show

7. Recorded: 2002-01-13. Broadcast: 19 February 2002

  • Cash 22 / Over And Done / Action Crime & Vision / Killer In The Rain

Other Shows Played

The Flaming Stars - Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (Peel Session)

The Flaming Stars - Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (Peel Session)

1995
  • 10 March 1995: 'Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (CDS-Hospital, Heaven Or Hell)' (Vinyl Japan)
  • 18 March 1995 (BFBS): 'Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (7"-Hospital, Heaven Or Hell)' (Vinyl Japan)
  • 24 March 1995: 'Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (CD EP-Hospital Heaven Or Hell)' (Vinyl Japan)
  • 01 April 1995 (BFBS): 'Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (7"-Hospital, Heaven Or Hell)' (Vinyl Japan)
  • 01 July 1995: The Face On The Bar Room Floor (7 inch) Vinyl Japan
  • 08 July 1995 (BFBS): 'The Face On The Bar Room Floor (7")' (Vinyl Japan)
  • 14 July 1995: The Face On The Bar Room Floor (7 inch) Vinyl Japan
  • 03 November 1995: 'Money To Burn (CDS)' (Vinyl Japan)
  • 11 November 1995 (BFBS): 'Money To Burn (7")' (Vinyl Japan)
  • 29 December 1995: 'Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye' (Peel Session) FF #29 (JP: 'First heard in session on this programme: you've got to do some unpleasant bragging from time to time.')
Flaming Stars - Bar Room Floor

Flaming Stars - Bar Room Floor

1996
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