Flesh for Lulu was a rock band formed in Brixton, London, UK, and was 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, and soon thereafter, bassist Glen Bishop left to join Under Two Flags, and was replaced by Kevin Mills (formerly of Specimen).
The song “Postcards from Paradise” was covered by Paul Westerberg as a secret bonus track on his 2002 album “Stereo”. Unfortunately, the ‘secretness’ of the cover meant zero royalties for Flesh, and as the original publishers remain unwilling to provide any accounting to the band, the real extent of their dues in this instance remain unknown. The Goo Goo Dolls also covered the same song, as part of a “deluxe edition” release of their 2010 album Something for the Rest of Us.
The 12″ single for “Postcards From Paradise” featured remixes by Justin Strauss & Murray Elias and a cover of The Kinks “I’m Not Like Everybody Else”
Postcards From Paradise (Extended) 5:51
Postcards From Paradise (Dub) 5:37
Postcards From Paradise (7″) 3:36
I’m Not Like Everybody Else 4:20