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Flesh For Lulu


I Go Crazy
Big Fun City


I Go Crazy
Long Live The New Flesh


Postcards From Paradise
Plastic Fantastic


Time And Space
Flesh For Lulu

FEATURED: Saturday, May 6th, 2000
FORMED: 1984, Brixton, England

Fusing the strut and swagger of the Rolling Stones and New York Dolls with the dank coldness of goth-rock, Flesh for Lulu arose from Brixton to build their initial reputation in London's so-called "Batcave" scene. Vocalist/guitarist Nick Marsh, drummer James Mitchell, guitarist Rocco Barker (formerly of Wasted Youth), and bassist Glen Bishop made enough of an impression with their leather, mascara, and lipstick to cut a single for Polydor, "Restless," after which Bishop departed in favor of Kevin Mills. The singles "Roman Candle" and "Subterraneans" followed, with new member Derek Greening joining to play keyboards and guitar, and a self-titled album appeared in 1984. It proved quite unsuccessful, and Flesh for Lulu found themselves back in the world of indie labels for the 1985 EP Blue Sisters Swing, which attracted attention for its possibly blasphemous cover art (two nuns kissing) more than the band's greatly improved music. The improvement continued on that year's full-length Big Fun City, an eclectic outing that aroused the interest of the Beggars Banquet label.

With a new rhythm section of Mike Steed (bass) and Hans Perrson (drums), the band landed a spot on Steven Hague and Paramount's classic "Some Kind of Wonderful" soundtrack. The album featured the hit single "I Go Crazy" which eventually ended up on 1987's long awaited follow up album "Long Live the New Flesh". The new album's in your face pop sound coupled with Nick Nasty's insightful lyrics spawned the MTV mega-hit video "Siamese Twist", and Flesh For Lulu embarked on an extensive world tour with punk rockers The Ramones.

"Plastic Fantastic", the band's most complete sounding work to date, was released in 1989 and delivered the two singles "Decline and Fall" and "Time and Space". Unfortunately, though, this record was the band's last, and they only managed a couple of compilation and soundtrack songs until their eventual breakup in 1991.

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