Under Two Flags – Situation Two Records – 1983/1984

False History

Lest We Forget / Drown Inside

The Day After Dub

Masks / Early Sunday Morning / Land Of The Rising Guns

As it is Armistice day I thought I would upload a record with ‘Lest We Forget’ in the chorus!

Under Two Flags are one of those band’s that were far better being witnessed live on stage as opposed to sitting around at home listening to them on the stereo.

The band’s debut 10″ record ‘False History’ is the pick of the bunch uploaded tonight, the second 10″ record is a little weaker but I uploaded it anyway as I believe this was the entire output released from the band.

Under Two Flags had a great image, brothel creeper shoes, imported U.S. clothing, semi acoustic guitars and a sound similar to early U2, Theatre Of Hate or Death Cult. The band’s biggest gig in London was supporting The Clash (non Mick Jones or Topper Headon) at Brixton Academy in 1984. Under Two Flags made going to that gig worthwhile!

Did Under Two Flags have a connection with Waxwork Dummies at all and if so has anyone got any tapes to lend?

Photographs and flyers from the collection of Martin Campbell.

  1. Mike/Lena
    November 12, 2009 at 9:14 am

    Was a great band

  2. egor
    November 13, 2009 at 9:28 am

    Yeah! Awesome band! Pure brilliant!
    Low resolution of the lyrics sheet for The Day After Dub,but maybe someone have lyrics for this?

  3. Mike/Lena
    November 13, 2009 at 10:29 am

    I just have a look at your blog Egor very very cool stuff.

  4. Nick Hydra
    Nick Hydra
    March 20, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    “a sound similar to Theatre of Hate and Death Cult” – you’re not fucking kidding are you?

    “False History” is “False Faces” by SDC if ToH had decided it wasn’t good enough to go on “Westworld” isn’t it? Only with Arthur Mullard singing. “Both good and original, but when good – not original and when original – not good.”

    Ropey, ropey, ropey.

  5. Hank X
    Hank X
    June 5, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    Thanks, man.
    I have the “Day after” 12″ and was just looking around for other songs by u2f.
    Made my day, thanks a lot!

  6. Hank X
    Hank X
    June 5, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    After looking through your website a bit I’m simply amazed.
    It will take me days to read all this. brilliant!

  7. mark sutton
    mark sutton
    September 22, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    i saw them several times, soapy the guitarist was a friend of both the clash and the sex pistols,if im not wrong they were around playing false history a few clicks before the southern death cult formed , they opened up for theatre of hate in sheffield when billy duffy was the guitarist, soapy and gavin both featured on big audio dynamite records and the drummer from the cult nigel played in a band in the 90s with soapy,
    last i heard both the singer gavin and soapy the guitarist moved to la la land los angeles ,i liked lest we forget and thought they were too loud when i saw them but were good,its a shame bands dont play with that kind of aggression today ,

  8. laura logic
    laura logic
    September 22, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    thats sooo funny get it right soapy lives in london and plays with mick jones from the clash
    hes gone all hippy buddhist, funny really as he was a main protaganist in the brixton riots, he is a cool geetar player and works for unicef and the make a wish foundation charity, which i sort stuff for, we saw him at the stummer of love festival with mick jones both looking gorgeously stoned, devils got his soul though as he still looks the same, probably pickled himself with all the drugs and spliffs!
    more on the banshees please, adele? wtf !!!!!!!!

  9. JRocks
    February 1, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    I spoke to Soapy at Strummer of love Fest and you’re wrong! He wasn’t stoned at all and is definately not a hippy!!! But I’ll agree he is still gorgeous.

  10. Dave Shepherd
    Dave Shepherd
    January 16, 2015 at 10:30 am

    I saw Under Two Flags in London a few times early 80s. Their best stuff never got onto vinyl. The Feeling of Resistance and Can’t Take Love were two blinders that got played on a Kid Jensen Radio 1 session. Wish I still had my cassette tape of that session. Gavin Juniper became a journo didn’t he ?

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