Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Number 649 - Flying Lizards

Number 649

Flying Lizards


Genre:Alt Pop
The Flying Lizards were a British experimental rock group that recorded several albums. Formed by and led by David Cunningham, the group included avant-garde and free improvising musicians like David Toop and Steve Beresford as instrumentalists and Deborah Evans and Patti Palladin as main vocalists. It also boasted the late Michael Upton
The group released an album titled The Flying Lizards in 1979; their singles include postmodern cover versions of songs such as
Eddie Cochran's "Summertime Blues" 1978, "The Laughing Policeman" 1980 (which was not featured on an album, but was released under the name The Suspicions),"Move On Up" 1981, "Sex Machine" 1984 and "Dizzy Miss Lizzie" (1984) and several originals. Their cover of Barrett Strong's "Money" remains popular, and is used in The Wedding Singer, Empire Records, Nip Tuck, the first Charlie's Angels and Lord of War. Their album Top Ten consists entirely of covers, done in a deliberately emotionless, harsh and robotic style. After the band's break-up, a posthumous album of dub instrumentals, The Secret Dub Life of the Flying Lizards, appeared.
Rolling Stone Top 500 Songs ranked this song at Number (We liked the Barret Strong better @ #288) and the Album ranked at Number (Yea Right)
This song has a crowbarred rating of 70.5 out of 108 pts

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