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 to 1979
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
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Smash Hits 7½/10[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[edit]

1979 Original record

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

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]

1995 Japanese reissue on CD

  1. "Mandelay Song" (from the musical comedy Happy End)
  2. "Her Story"
  3. "TV"
  4. "Russia"
  5. "Summertime Blues"
  6. "Money (That's What I Want)"
  7. "Flood"
  8. "Trouble"
  9. "Events During Flood"
  10. "Window"
  11. "All Guitars"
  12. "Tube"
  13. "Money (That's What I Want)" (single edit)

This was the first official release of the album on CD, featuring a 20 bit remaster with three bonus tracks: the single B-sides "All Guitars", "Tube" and "Money" (single edit).[6]

Chart performance[edit]

The album charted in the UK for 3 weeks from 16 February 1980 peaking at No. 60,[7] and in New Zealand for 5 weeks peaking at No. 28.[8]

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  • "The Flying Lizards" album cover