Music Video of the Day: I Go Crazy by Flesh For Lulu (1987, directed by Andy Morahan)


What was Flesh For Lulu?  It was a British band that found some success in the 80s, a post-punk group whose music has often been described as a mix between the New York Dolls and The Rolling Stones.  Judging by the name of their 6th album, Long Live The New Flesh, they were also fans of David Cronenberg.

I Go Crazy comes from that album.  It become the band’s most successful song in the U.S., largely because it was used in the film Some Kind of Wonderful.  This music video, one of two that was done for I Go Crazy, is a typical movie tie-in video, with clips from the film mixed with clips of the band performing in a garage.  (In the 80s, every successful band had to do at least one video that featured them performing in a garage.)  Parts of the video are edited to make it appear as if Mary Stuart Masterson has joined the band as their new drummer.

This video was one of several to be directed by Andy Morahan.  Among the other artists with whom Morahan has worked: Wham, Orchestral Maneuvers In The Dark, The Pet Shop Boys, The Human League, Guns n Roses, Aerosmith, and just about everyone else who has ever recorded an album.

Enjoy!