The Flying Lizards (album)

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The Flying Lizards
The Flying Lizards.jpg
Studio album by The Flying Lizards
Released 28 July 1979
Recorded 1978 - 1979
Studio Berry Street Studio and Brixton Academy
additional recordings in
NYC, Munich, Maidstone
and in transit
Length 42:07
Label Virgin
Producer David Cunningham
The Flying Lizards chronology
The Flying Lizards
(1979)
Fourth Wall
(1981)Fourth Wall1981
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
Smash Hits7½/10[2]

The Flying Lizards is the 1979 self-titled debut album[3] by The Flying Lizards and was released on the Virgin Records label.[4]

Track listing - Original 1979 release[edit]

all tracks by David Cunningham except as noted

  1. "Der Song von Mandelay" (titled "Mandelay Song" on UK release) - 2:27 (Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill)
  2. "Her Story" - 4:37 (Dave Solomon, David Cunningham, General-Strike, Vivien Goldman)
  3. "TV" - 3:51 (David Cunningham, Deborah Evans-Stickland, General-Strike)
  4. "Russia" - 6:11
  5. "Summertime Blues" - 3:09 (Eddie Cochran, Jerry Capehart)
  6. "Money (That's What I Want)" - 5:52 (Berry Gordy, Janie Bradford)
  7. "The Flood" - 4:57
  8. "Trouble" - 2:46
  9. "Events During Flood" - 3:25
  10. "The Window" - 4:52 (Vivien Goldman)

Bonus tracks on 1995 Japanese Toshiba-EMI CD
[edit]

11. "All Guitars" - 2:41 ("Sunmmertime Blues" single B-side)
12. "Tube" - 5:09 (instrumental remix of "TV" - B side of "TV" single)
13. "Money (That's What I Want)" - 2:32 (single edit)

General Strike are David Toop and Steve Beresford, who also made the album Danger In Paradise with David Cunningham in the years 1979-1982[5]

Chart performance[edit]

The album charted in the UK for 3 weeks from 16 February 1980 peaking at No. 60,[6] and in New Zealand for 5 weeks peaking at No. 28.[7]

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  • "The Flying Lizards" album cover
  1. ^ The Flying Lizards at AllMusic
  2. ^ Starr, Red. "Albums". Smash Hits (February 7–20): 31.
  3. ^ Discogs - the Flying Lizards cassette 1979, Virgin (CS 13137) US
  4. ^ Discogs - the Flying Lizards vinyl promo 1979, Virgin (VA13137) US
  5. ^ staubgold - Danger In Paradise
  6. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/search/albums/flying%20lizards/
  7. ^ http://www.australian-charts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=The+Flying+Lizards&titel=The+Flying+Lizards&cat=a