Tuesday, July 24, 2007

The Flying Lizards

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Yay for my first entire album posting, The Flying Lizards' self-titled debut from 1979. These guys were pigeonholed as kind of kitschy because of some of their cover singles (Money! That's What I want etc), but this first album has some pretty innovative and interesting stuff on it, and they used all kinds of interesting found things as instruments on this album. A 1980 Melody Maker review of the album can be found here, and some other good reviews and interviews from the time here.

Two standouts are the tracks Vivien Goldman sings on, "Her Story" and "The Window." Vivien Goldman is probs best known for her music journalism and her solo single "Launderette," co-produced with John Lydon, which has a lot in common with the tracks she sings on here.

Here's "Her Story" for preview/download for those of you who don't like downloading stuff before you've been able to sample.

The Flying Lizards - Her Story

Download Full Album here.


Vivien Goldman - Launderette


Rev. Syung Myung Me said...

This is an AMAZING album, and those are two of the best tracks (though, I prefer "The Window"). Fourth Wall is equally as good, if not better. Top Ten is OK, but while each individual track is good -- making it perfect for mixtapes -- as a whole, it doesn't really hold up.

And The Secret Dub Life actually made Reggae interesting!

icastico said...

Great record. Brings back memories. There was a really cute new wave girl I knew who was passionate about this band...ahhhh youth.