The Flying Lizards – Money (1979)


“The Flying Lizards were an experimental English new wave band, formed in 1976. They are best known for their deliberately eccentric cover version of Barrett Strong‘s ‘Money‘ featuring Deborah Evans-Stickland on lead vocals, which reached the UK and US record charts in 1979. The group disbanded in 1984. Formed and led by record producer David Cunningham, the group was a loose collective of avant-garde and free improvising musicians, such as David Toop and Steve Beresford as instrumentalists, with Deborah Evans-Stickland, Patti Palladin and Vivien Goldman as main vocalists. In August 1979 the band appeared twice on BBC’s Top of the Pops performing their hit single ‘Money (That’s What I Want)‘. They also appeared in February 1980 performing follow up single ‘TV’. Virgin Records extended the band’s recording contract after the success of ‘Money’. The group released their début album The Flying Lizards in 1980. The album included two songs – ‘Her Story’ and ‘The Window’ – written and sung by Goldman. Their single issues included their postmodern cover versions of songs such as Eddie Cochran‘s ‘Summertime Blues’ and ‘Money’.  …”
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