Monday, July 27, 2009

Worth Another Listen - The Flying Lizards

It is Monday morning, and most of us are getting back to work. Whether we love the job or hate it, we do it for one reason - the paycheck. To celebrate this, I ventured back to 1979 and The Flying Lizards. The song is Money (That's What I Want). While it was also recorded by The Beatles, it was not written by them, instead by Motown writers Janie Bradford and Berry Gordy Jr. in 1959 and recorded by The Beatles in 1963.

The Flying Lizards were an experimental British band, whose members included Robert Fripp. Fripp has an amazing resume, with his playing in King Crimson to working on albums with Peter Gabriel, David Bowie and many others. He did a couple of instrumental albums with The Police guitarist Andy Summers. The work of The Flying Lizards tended to be on the deconstructed, avant-garde side of life.

This was the one hit for The Flying Lizards. Enjoy.


  1. I love the "blue" photograph. Wonderful! Perhaps I could close that piano lid and drap myself across it. I'd wear blue too (my favorite color)!

    And now, I must get back to work so I can make more of that money.

  2. I need to get me some of that money....

  3. Michael, I bet you look delicious in blue.

    Beth, men should be handing you money just for talking to them, doncha think?



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