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Radio VII, side A, track 8: “I Go Crazy” by Flesh For Lulu

Oh, Flesh For Lulu, you were my first introduction to band names that I didn’t get.  Up until you, singers and bands had names that made sense in some kind of context.  Heck, most bands were just the names of their lead singers, like Van Halen or Bon Jovi, or at least they were named after things that existed, like Scorpions or sometimes they had the name of the singer and then the name of a thing, like Huey Lewis and the News.  So there was always some frame of reference.  But as soon as the DJ said your name, my mind expanded and I realized that bands could just be named after random words strung together with no frame of reference at all.

What could “Flesh For Lulu” possibly mean?  Was it a sex thing (it would be a good bet.  I was learning quickly that even though I didn’t quite get what sex was all about, everybody was singing about it)?  Or maybe Lulu was a zombie, and someone was keeping her fed, i.e. “When you go to the store, will you pick up some flesh for Lulu?”  Or maybe, since you guys were from a different country, maybe “flesh for lulu” was just some colloquialism like “Bob’s yer uncle”, like it’s what you said when you were going out for a pint or something (“I’m goin’ to get some flesh for Lulu, mate.”)  Who knows, Flesh For Lulu?  Well, you guys probably do.  All I know is that it helped prepare me for bands like Toad The Wet Sprocket and Chumbawumba.

“I Go Crazy”

I go crazy

When I’m without you

I go crazy when I’m without you

What have I done today
Just sat and watched the jets fly over
A car goes by and the sun goes down
We talk about the town

This city’s mad in the head
And sick in the soul
All the stars flew away long time ago
Isn’t that nice
Like Miami Vice

I go crazy when I’m without you
I go crazy when I’m without you

Well, life is like an infant’s dream
It’s like everything’s on TV
See your face in the mirror
Could it be your place in the mirror
And so we turn on the TV one more time
And we see that everything is fine

But what have I done today
I go crazy
What have I done today
I go crazy when I’m without you

I go crazy when I’m without you

What have I done today

What have I done today

<awesome Flesh For Lulu music jam>

Sue-Ellen looks so upset
This isn’t the first time
And it won’t be the last
There’s things going on behind her back
Oh, they give you a heart attack

I go crazy when I’m without you (crazy)
I go crazy when I’m without you
Crazy, I go crazy when I’m without you
What have I done today
I go crazy
What have I done to today
I go crazy
When I’m without you

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