The Flame are most known for their connections to the Beach Boys, though they'd been active for quite some time in a much different part of the world than Southern California before they came to the Beach Boys' attention. Originally known as the Flames, the group – with brothers Ricky Fataar, Steve Fataar, and Edries Fataar, as well as Blondie Chaplin – was a popular act in their native South Africa in the mid- to late '60s, moving to London near the end of the decade to try to break into a larger market. Still using the name the Flames, they put out an obscure album in the U.K. in 1968, Burning Soul. In July 1969, they were seen at the London nightclub Blaise's by Beach Boys guitarist Al Jardine, who brought the band's other guitarist, Carl Wilson, to see them the following night. Wilson offered to produce an album for the band on the Beach Boys' label, Brother, in California, although it wasn't until the late '70s that the LP was released.
The Giallos Flame is a musical group specializing in Giallo Music. Their music has been featured in several low-budget horror films including Murder-Set-Pieces, Easter Bunny, Kill! Kill!, Black Devil Doll, Psycho Holocaust and The Black Box. As their name suggests, the band's music is heavily influenced by the giallo genre of Italian horror films as well as American grindhouse cinema that was produced during the 1970s. This UK-based band is led by multi-instrumentalist Ron Graham and was formed in 2001.