Flesh For Lulu
Flesh For Lulu
1982 Nick Marsh (Vocals/Guitar) & James Mitchell (Drums) start Flesh For Lulu & are swiftly joined by Glen Bishop (Bass) and ex-Wasted Youth Guitarist Rocco Barker (Guitar/Vocals) Flesh become part of the “Batcave scene” and are key amongst early glam-goth bands, touring with the likes of Specimen and Alien Sex Fiend 1983 The band record demo tracks which include an early version of “Restless” (then called “All That You Know”), “Spy In Your Mind”, “DNA” and “Dark & The Gun” Read more on Last.fm
1982 Nick Marsh (Vocals/Guitar) & James Mitchell (Drums) start Flesh For Lulu & are swiftly joined by Glen Bishop (Bass) and ex-Wasted Youth Guitarist Rocco Barker (Guitar/Vocals) Flesh become part of the “Batcave scene” and are key amongst early glam-goth bands, touring with the likes of Specimen and Alien Sex Fiend 1983 The band record demo tracks which include an early version of “Restless” (then called “All That You Know”), “Spy In Your Mind”, “DNA” and “Dark & The Gun” On the strength of the demos and the live reaction they are starting to generate Flesh are signed to Polydor Their first release release for the label is “Roman Candle” on 7" & 12” – the 12” EP including the immortal words “24 Minutes Of Music Very Cheap!” on the cover 1984 The debut album is recorded and Polydor choose “Subteranneans” as the first single The month of May is spent touring the UK in a support slot for The Sisters Of Mercy The band release their self titled first album to a luke-warm response “Restless” is released as a follow up single Polydor “fail to promote” the first album well enough and sales are low – Flesh are dropped from the label Glen Bishop leaves the band and is replaced by Kevin Mills (ex-Specimen) The year finishes with “Subteraneans” reaching number 39 in "John Peels Festive Fifty" (a joint placing with Cocteau Twins “Pandora”) 1985 Flesh sign to Hybrid Records “Blue Sisters Swing" released The “nun’s kissing” cover is banned in Spain More demos are recorded including the songs “Crime Of Passsion”, “Good For You”, and an early version of “I Go Crazy” Flesh meet with Craig Leon to produce new material “Baby Hurricane” released “Big Fun City” released 1986 A live show is released on video under the title “Live Flesh” filmed at the Camden Palace in London on 19th May 1985 A live album “Fresh Flesh”, featuring all the non-Polydor tracks from the gig is planned but never released Flesh are signed to Beggars Banquet Records “I Go Crazy” is used in the John Hughes’ film "Some Kind Of Wonderful" and is released on MCA Records US college radio play makes it a minor hit 1986/7 Flesh Spend more time in USA Derek “Del Boy” Greening (ex-Peter & The Test Tube Babies, also known as Del “Strange Fish”) joins to play guitar 1987 Beggar’s Banquet release “Siamese Twist” “Postcards from Paradise” released by Beggar’s Banquet as the second single from “Long Live The New Flesh” “Long Live The New Flesh” released to some acclaim in the US, but limited interest in the UK The US version of the album includes the track “I Go Crazy”, the UK version does not Much touring in US ensues – including supporting Bush 1988 Beggar’s Banquet release “I Go Crazy” 1989 “Plastic Fantastic” released Singles from “Plastic Fantastic” include “Time & Space”, and “Decline & Fall” Final part of the year is spent touring the USA in a support slot for Public Image Limited 1991/2 Flesh For Lulu can be considered defunct at some point between the end of 91 and early 1992 1996 Nick & Rocco re-group and become Gigantic and release the album “Disenchanted” on Columbia Records after failing to strike a deal with Hollywood Records They are joined by Dave Blair on bass and Al Fletcher on drums The album was recorded in Los Angeles with producer Tim Palmer, who had previously worked with the Mission, Tin Machine and The Mighty Lemon Drops 1996/7 Gigantic tour the US with Bush and The Goo Goo Dolls 1998 Gigantic are dropped by Columbia Records and the band splits up 2001 Flesh For Lulu re-claim their original name and do a short tour in California during May & June with Gene Loves Jezebel 2002/3 Nick spends time on various projects including "Naked Goat" and lounge-core influenced solo material 2002/3 Rocco forms The Space Police a band which features raga toaster General Levy and Doctor Cat Some gigs and an album titled “Money Maker” result 2003 Nick records & seeks a deal for a solo album (recorded by Mediaeval Babe Katherine Blake) Gets management in the US, but no album release 2004 A compilation CD of “Big Fun City” & “Blue Sisters Swing” is released by Cherry Red Records Good liner notes written by Nick and Rocco, but no bonus tracks “Long Live The New Flesh”, is re-released on Supafecta Records It is a digitally re-mastered version of the US release and contains four bonus tracks In December rumours start to circulate about a new album, a front page for a website goes up promising a release through Gig Records Flesh perform two gigs at Bring Your Own Poison @ The Rhythm Factory (London) some 16 years since their last UK appearance 2005 Rocco and his partner Dawn are to feature in a Channel 4 programme called "A Place In Spain" following them as they buy property in Spain As part of the filming for the show a gig is played at the Borderline in London on the 28th April 2006 Nicks solo album "A Universe Between Us" is released 2013 More recently since 2013, having reformed with a new lineup. 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