Strange one that.
Ten minutes ago, I'm bemoaning the fact that The Flowers don't get the music blog mentions that they deserve, and then I go and stumble across this old post from the music blog, Egg City Radio, which features two excellent Flowers tracks from the compilation, 'Fast Product: Mutant Pop 78/79'.
A compilation album that was put together for the American market, it also featured early tracks from such bands as the Human League, Scars, The Mekons and the Gang of Four. Yeah, you'll think you've already got the tracks from the more famous bands featured but, in many cases, they're different versions from the ones that we all know and love.
And with regards to The Flowers, I get the blogger's Au Pairs comparison, but if you listen to their brilliant track, 'After Dark', you can't help but hear early PJ Harvey. I've got a sneaking suspicion that I've mentioned that about 17 times on the blog now.
More info on Fast Product and other related Bob Last stuff over here.