Flesh for Lulu were a rock band formed in Brixton, London, active between 1982 and 1992. Their music was a mix of the New York Dolls and Rolling Stones with gothic rock's gloomy atmosphere and aesthetics.
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), taking their name from an American cult movie. They signed to Polydor Records in 1983 … (read more at Wikipedia)
The band for this session consisted of Nick, James, Philip Ames (bass and vocals) and Mark Ambler (keyboards).
Links to Peel
One session, early in the band’s career. One Festive Fifty entry, with a single from their debut album. It seems, from comments made in Peel 057 (BFBS), that John never liked the band very much, and on playing Siamese Twist on that show, went from like to dislike in the space of three minutes.
Festive Fifty Entries
- 1984 Festive Fifty: Subterraneans #39
One session only. No known commercial release.
- Dancer / Missionary / Walk Tired / Spy In Your Mind
Other Shows Played
Due to the relative lack of Peel tracklistings from the early to mid 1980s, the following list is likely to be incomplete. Please add more information if known.
- 30 November 1983 (BFBS): Roman Candle (7") Polydor POSP 653
- Peel Bits And Pieces 1984: Restless (12") Polydor FFLX 2
- 19 December 1984: Subterraneans (12 inch) Polydor FF#39
- 22 May 1985 (VPRO): Seven Hail Marys (12" - Blue Sisters Swing) Hybrid
- 30 March 1987: Siamese Twist (7") Beggars Banquet
- 10 April 1987 (BFBS) (Peel 057 (BFBS)): 'Siamese Twist (7")' (Beggars Banquet)
- 14 January 1999 (Radio Eins): Subterraneans