Tuesday, December 12, 2006

FLESH FOR LULU for Darkmantra

Goth Rock, Pop Rock, Glam


Tracklist :

01 Restless (4:37)
02 Dog Dog Dog (5:23)
03 Hyena (3:52)
04 Coming Down (3:45)
05 Jigsaw Puzzle (4:46)
06 Subterraneans (5:15)
07 Brainburst (5:19)
08 Peace And Love (3:34)
09 So Strong (3:25)
10 Heavy Angel (4:35)

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Alternate cat# DM 207 191 on label and in run-out.Recorded March 1985 at Terminal 24.Tracks 1, 2 & 5 remixed at Genetic.

Tracklist :

01 Seven Hail Marys (4:50)
02 Death Shall Come (5:10)
03 I May Have Said You're Beautiful, But You Know I'm Just A Liar (2:44)
04 Who's In Danger? (2:54)
05 Black Tattoo (3:35)
06 Anti-social
07 1970

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Tracklist :

01 Baby Hurricane
02 Cat Burglar
03 Let Go
04 Vaguely Human
05 Rent Boy
06 Golden Handshake Girl
07 In Your Smile
08 Blue
09 Laundromat Kat
10 Just One Second

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Product Description
The latest release as part of Cherry Red's Goth Collector Series sees the release of the 'Big Fun City' (1985) plus the bonus mini album 'Blue Sisters Swing' (1985) with two bonus tracks 'Anti-Social' & '1970 (Feel Alright-live)' essential albums in any Goth Rocker's collection. The 'Big Fun City' album is recognized as the band's finest as they flew the flag for powerful dark rock 'n' roll around the world in the mid 1980's. The band is seen as one of the leading lights of this ever popular genre. The CD booklet includes sleeve notes written by lead vocalist & guitarist Nick Marsh & lead guitarist Rocco Barker, & an extensive discography featuring all the band's sleeves sourced from the band's own collection. 2001.

"Flesh were essentially a Glam Rock band. Their association with Goth comes from their association with the London Batcave scene in the early 80's. They did have the vampire-punk look; backcombed crow's nest hairdoes, pale makeup, black clothing etc... but musically they were full on badass Glam punk. The lyrics weren't very romantic or macabre (with the exception of Death Will Come), and the music is very much inspired by early 70's era Lou Reed and Ziggy era Bowie. A bit of Stooges in there as well. Of course these are all Goth influences as well. This cd compiles the bands early (and best) releases that show a very glitzy yet hard edged side to the band which would later be dropped in favor of new wave tinged rock on their more well known "Long Live the New Flesh" album. Thanks to Anagram's Goth label, who have also been re-releasing some long out of print Gothic masterpieces, for making these albums available on cd."

One more review from NME:


Tracklist :

01 I Go Crazy (3:50)
02 Postcards From Paradise (3:36)
03 Hammer Of Love (3:46)
04 Siamese Twist (4:12)
05 Sooner Or Later (3:14)
06 Lucky Day (3:03)
07 Sleeping Dogs (3:57)
08 Good For You (3:36)
09 Crash (4:27)
10 Way To Go (4:17)
11 Dream On Cowboy (5:07)
12 I'm Not Like Everybody Else
13 Dumbest Thing (Live In Your Living Room)
14 Postcards From Paradise (Extended)
15 Siamese Twist (Extended Mix)

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bonus tracks

Product Description
Another classic reissue from Superfecta Recordings. Not only are the original 11-tracks from LONG LIVE THE NEW FLESH presented in their remastered glory, but 4 bonus tracks (also remastered) have been added to the mix: The extended versions of "Postcards From Paradise" and "Siamese Twist," as well as their respective B-Sides, "I'm Not Like Everybody Else" and "Dumbest Thing." The bonus tracks have never before appeared on CD.

"Bout bloody time this one saw the light of day again. The lead off, "I Go Crazy" was in the flipped gender version of Pretty in Pink, Some Kind of Wonderful, whose story they comparably got right (Mary Stuart Masterson got Eric Stoltz instead of Lea Thompson). Snag that bad boy (soundtrack and film) along with this one due to "Postcards From Paradise," otherwise you suck. "

"Okay, wow! I have been waiting YEARS for this to be reissued. This has got to be one of the BEST albums from the '80s!! "Postcards From Paradise" was the soundtrack to my senior year of high school. Even the lesser known songs "Sleeping Dogs", "Crash" and "Lucky Day" are amazing! And the bonus tracks *bows to Superfecta* I'm just amazed I actually have this."


Tracklist :

01 Postcards From Paradise
02 I'm Not Like Everybody Else
03 Sometimes Good Guys Don't Wear White
04 I'm Not Like Everybody Else (Version)

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Tracklist :

01 Decline and Fall
02 House of Cards
03 Time and Space
04 Every Little Word
05 Slowdown
06 Highwire
07 Slide
08 Day One
09 Choosing You
10 Stupid On The Street
11 Avenue
12 Plastic Fantastic

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"The Flesh is often overlooked when we think of 80's new wave but one listen and you will know why they are known by the real wavers of the time not just the wanna bees. An ex girlfriend turned me on to these guys and I have listened ever since. I highly recommend Flesh, you will wonder why you never listened to them before. Courtney where ever you are, thanks for tip!"

Biography :
Nick Marsh (vocals and guitar) and James Mitchell (drums) formed the band and soon recruited Rocco (originally from Wasted Youth, guitar and vocals), and Glen Bishop (bass). They signed to Polydor Records in 1983,bassist Glen Bishop was replaced by Kevin Mills (formerly of Specimen) but the label dropped them a year later after their first eponymous album failed to find any commercial success. Some rumours abounded that a session bassist was used on some tracks of the debut album.
In 1985, the band signed to Statik records and released a mini LP, Blue Sisters Swing which was produced with Craig Leon then they joined Hybrid Records, who released Big Fun City later that year. The next year, the band signed to Beggars Banquet Records, and their song "I Go Crazy" was featured in Some Kind of Wonderful and saw some airplay on American college rock radio stations. This allowed Flesh for Lulu to sustain a sucessful tour of the US. In 1989, "Decline and Fall" followed and became a top 15 hit on the new Modern Rock Tracks chart. The next year, "Time and Space" became their biggest US hit, hitting the top 10 of the Modern Rock chart, but the song failed to chart on any other US chart. However, the band dissolved soon afterwards.
Gigantic and current eventsIn 1996, Nick Marsh and Rocco formed a new band they called Gigantic, recruiting Dave Blar on bass and Al Fletcher on drums. Columbia Records signed them, and put them on tour with the Goo Goo Dolls and Bush. Their first album was a commercial flop, and the band disbanded in 1998.
Since the breakup of Gigantic, Nick Marsh has released a solo album, and Rocco joined a band called The Space Police. Flesh for Lulu performed 2 live shows in 2004, and are rumored to be working on a new studio album

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Anonymous darkmantra said...

Handsdown for you salty... thank you very much for the flesh

4:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

many thanks. great band but they never bettered the roman candle 12" which is outstanding.

4:49 PM  
Blogger redoalfo said...

i like this band,flesh for lulu ,excelent salty

11:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


FLESH FOR LULU - Blue Sister Swing

11:21 PM  
Blogger Fremont said...

any chance of getting a re-up on the Plastic Fantastic album?

1:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Could you please re-up the first full length Flesh For Lulu album? Thank you.

12:52 AM  
Blogger Steve said...

Hey, I love Flesh For Lulu, thanks! Could you re up the Postcards From Paradise 12"?

5:26 AM  
Anonymous Stranger said...

Jesus Christ, Saltyka, the world really needs that you reupload this material, preferably in some lossless format or 320kbps. This material is hot stuff and it is impossible to find anywhere in good quality. Be good on Christmas, please...

5:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please, could you upload again the contents of Flesh For Lulu's first three albums. They are so good...and so difficult to find. Thank you.

3:40 PM  
Blogger So Tired said...

Hey Salty,
Any chance of reporting the 1st Flesh For Lulu album? I have been looking for a long time and just came upon your blog.

6:54 AM  

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