The Flying Lizards were an experimental rock group that recorded several albums. Formed by and led by David Cunningham, the group included avant-garde and free improvising musicians like David Toop and Steve Beresford as instrumentalists and Deborah Evans and Patti Palladin as main vocalists. It also boasted the late Michael Upton.
The group released an album titled The Flying Lizards in 1979; their singles include postmodern cover versions of songs such as Eddie Cochran's "Summertime Blues" 1978, "The Laughing Policeman" 1980 (which was not featured on an album, but was released under the name The Suspicions),"Move On Up" 1981, "Sex Machine" 1984 and "Dizzy Miss Lizzie" (1984) and several originals. Their cover of Barrett Strong's "Money" remains popular, and is used in Empire Records, the first Charlie's Angels and Lord of War. Their album Top Ten consists entirely of covers, done in a deliberately emotionless, harsh and robotic style.
After the band's break-up, a posthumous album of dub instrumentals, The Secret Dub Life of the Flying Lizards, appeared.