Fifty Five

Seems that a couple of mates out there celebrated birthday throughout the last weeks. It’s my birthday today and I am fifty five. Another one year older, however, wiser? I don’t know and it’s not necessary to know it. This song is one of my all time favorites. Released in 1981 Flying Lizards version of Barret Strong’s Money is a classic masterpiece of the past-punk and New Wave era. Reduced to the minimum with a steady rhythm the vocals tells us what money can stand for. They did many more excellent cover versions but this one is the best in my opinion.

And, by the way – happy birthday Morrissey!

The Flying Lizards – Money (that’s what I want)

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6 thoughts on “Fifty Five

  1. Happy Birthday, Walter! Programmatische Titelauswahl zum 55? Anyway, feier schön heute und check Deinen Briefkasten. Liebe Grüße, Martin

  2. Tanti auguri a te!
    Tanti auguri a te!
    Buon compleanno caro Walter!
    Tanti auguri a te!

    (Instructions:
    1. Copy the above words.
    2. Print them.
    3. Show them to someone who speaks Italian and ask them to sing.
    4. Happy birthday!)

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