A Life With Brian contained many of their popular live songs as well as new versions of the previously released singles. However, the album was said by many not to live up to the promise of their live performances. Not long afterwards, Flowered Up released what some believe to be their creative high point: the 13-minute single "Weekender", again on Heavenly. 'Weekender' which was released with an expensive video directed by W.I.Z. starring Lee Whitlock and Anna Haigh. It was thought by many to sum up the whole 'clubbing' and ecstasy culture that had grown up in the UK in after Acid House. The video, telling the story of a night of debauchery and the comedown afterwards, has become something of a rarity.
The debauchery hinted at in their music was not merely a pose, and after much publicised drug problems with some members of the band, and some more generally unproductive (and unreleased) studio work, the band split up. Keyboard player Tim Dorney went on to form Republica.
A Life With Brian has since been rereleased by London as The Best of Flowered Up and now includes the original version of "Weekender".
Flowered Up tried to reform in 2007 but keyboardist Tim Dorney refused causing the cancellation of a planned reunion tour.
|Title||Release date||Label||U.K. Albums|
|A Life With Brian||1991||London Records||23|
|The Best Of Flowered Up||1997||-|
|Title||Release date||Label||U.K. Singles|
|"It's On"||1990||Heavenly Records||54|
|"Take It"||1991||London Records||34|
|"It's On" (re-recorded version) / "Egg Rush"||38|
|"Don't Talk Just Kiss" (from the Right Said Fred covers EP The Fred EP)||26|
|"Better Life" (limited to 500 copies)||1994||-|