One of the defining images of the 1980s was the gravity-defying hair style of Mike Score, lead singer of A Flock of Seagulls. Mike had actually been a hairdresser before the band took off in the early 80s with the worldwide hit “I Ran (So Far Away)”. The original group disbanded in 1986, reforming for a brief tour and VH1 performance in 2003 before going their separate ways again. Mike Score still tours as A Flock of Seagulls with various musicians, bringing the music of the 1980s to new generation. Here’s a review of a recent show in Miami.
The 1980s classic has now been resurrected for this ad for Cape Cod Potato Chips. In the ad a man snacks away as a voice over says, “What could be better than Cape Cod Chips… maybe if you ate them on a beach while a flock of seagulls sings A Flock of Seagulls”. The singing seagulls even sports a mini version of Mike Score’s iconic hairstyle, and the drummer has a distinct pecking style to his work.
If you’re eligible, Cape Cod Potato Chips are giving away a a year’s supply of chips to random fans on their Facebook page.
The ad was created by Baltimore-based agency GKV, and produced by Rhythm and Hue Studios.