Thursday, July 24, 2008

The Flying Lizards - Hands 2 Take least in self-abuse, there's a little dignity...

You probably know The Flying Lizards from their wildly successful and still popular cover of Money, which has frequently been used in commercials and films and is one of the iconic tunes of the 1980's. However, their second album, Fourth Wall, vaulted them into eternal obscurity, despite the modest success of their return to popular covers with the 1984 follow-up Top Ten. There is a version of Curtis Mayfield's Move On Up on Fourth Wall, but the style of the album is singular and it really is their best stuff.

The primary musical force behind The Flying Lizards was David Cunningham, who has continued to produce some interesting music, and Patti Paladin who we all know and many love for her deadpan renditions with requisite '80s attitude.

It was intriguing to find that Michael Nyman has a songwriting and piano credit on this track. Robert Fripp also appears on the album.

The Flying Lizards fan page (one-stop shopping for everything Flying Lizards.)

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