The band began in Liverpool in the late 1970's, and got their name from a line in The Stranglers song, "Toiler on the Sea." And, in one of the least surprising factoids ever, lead singer Mike Score was a former hairdresser.
"Space Age Love Song" tells a love story in three verses, each verse starting with "I saw your eyes." The songs' structure is unconventional, with no apparent chorus or bridge, just the verses linked with a catchy guitar line. While the sound is a bit dated, I think this ranks as a great rock love song.
As is often the case, A Flock of Seagulls were unable to replicate their success. Although they released several follow on albums, they saw steadily declining sales and finally broke up in 1985. However, in recent years, they have reunited from time to time, and lead signer Mike Score continues to tour under the Flock of Seagulls name.