“He never thought that he’d be number nine”

“Man In The Middle” was released on Flash and The Pan’s debut album in the fall of 1979. Purchased on a whim (album cover art was often the only clue back in the day), this record blew my mind from the first listen…just incredibly cool and groovy songs, with (as heard on this song) a rhythm section from the gods! 😉 These guys could seriously cook!!!

I’ve been wanting to go back and finish some hard rock and funky vids that have been sittin’, and thought I could hit the funky with this classic Flash And The Pan. (As for the hard rock?….yeah, standby for some!)

This video was started back around the time I began the video for The Rolling Stones’ “Miss You” (12 Inch Mix), and I couldn’t decide which one to go with first as they were both very similar looking. Decided to go with The Stones and then push this one out a bit later so it would not be right on top of the other…didn’t think it would be almost a year later! Anyway, yeah….back to a style I’ve used several times in the past….Flash And The Pan’s “Man In The Middle”…..if this one don’t make you wanna get up and shake, seek immediate medical attention, you may be comatose or decrepit?! 😉 Don’t be number 9….dance!!!!

As usual HUGE THANKS to everyone who’s art contributed to this new art…THANK YOU!!!!

Another goodie from the album [and one of my earliest videos]:

And The Band Played On (Down Among The Dead Men)

[Lyrics]
See the office, see the phone Call the number, no one home
Take a powder, have to think
Now the question, where to drink
He’s a number nine man with a price on his head
A smile on his mirror and a sag in his bed

Man in the middle – left right
Man in the middle – that’s right
Man in the middle – (ah!)

Take an evening, that’s his style
Likes to boogie, style a while
Make it easy, piece of meat
Now the question, got no feet

He’s a silicone man with a lump on his face
A stain on his shirt and a rat in the race

Man in the middle – left right
Man in the middle – that’s right
Man in the middle – (ah!)

He never thought that he’d be number nine
But now he’s in it, he’s doing fine
Where he’s going he doesn’t know
But where it’s showing he’s never slow

Man in the middle – left right
Man in the middle – that’s right
Man in the middle – (ah!)

See the jacket, up for sale
Takes the ante, save the whale
There’s a call out, sprung again
Now the question, he don’t know who to blame

Man in the middle – left right
Man in the middle – that’s right
Man in the middle – (ah!)

Man in the middle – left right
Man in the middle – that’s right
Man in the middle – all night
Man in the middle – all (way?)
Man in the middle – left right
Man in the middle – that’s right
Man in the middle – all night
Man in the middle – (left right)

A few alt thumb screen caps:

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