Lydia Lunch Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records
Lydia Lunch is known for being part of New York’s No Wave scene with her band Teenage Jesus and Jerks and as a solo artist. She has also collaborated with Sonic Youth, The Birthday Party, Foetus, Henry Rollins and more recently, Cypress Grove. Her new album, Marchesa, is inspired by the writing of Marquis De Sade, of whom Lunch is a longtime fan. LP and CD on Rustblade.
- Vinyl LP (LP07432)
- In stock and ready to ship
- Coloured vinyl
- Limited edition
Transmaniacon take their name from a Blue Oyster Cult song and describe themselves as 21st century schizoid people of the blue planet, which references a King Crimson song. It’s clear to see their prog influences, however, the music they make is a heavier brand of prog rock. They have teamed up with Lydia Lunch and Maya Berlin to bring to life The Strange World Of Suzie Pellet in the form a concept album. Suzie Pellet is a character created by horror/fantasy artist and novelist, Ian Miller. Transparent green/mustard half and half vinyl, limited to 300 copies of CD on New Heavy Sounds.
- Vinyl LP (NHSLP025)
- Coloured vinyl
A Lydia Lunch album recorded in 1982 is an exciting enough prospect even before I tell you that her backing band for Honeymoon In Red was none other than Nick Cave’s original band of bruisers The Birthday Party. And Thurston Moore even pops up for good measure! What a wild and dirty ride this album is. This reissue adds a bonus track and boasts remastered audio. On Bang!
If anything Lydia Lunch isn’t exactly known for towing the line or being the regular artist. Here she continues her collaboration with Tony Chmelik’s Cypress Grove releasing an album of covers. Ranging from the profoundly popular to the deeply obscure (Jon Bon Jovi, Elvis Costello to Aaron Lee Tasjan) as well as covering one her own songs (Won’t leave you alone written with Big Sexy Noise) with a completely new twist. Limited vinyl copies.
Legendary no wave noise-scream queen Lydia Lunch collaborated once more with the eclectic Mark Hurtado for this 2LP set of wild sounds. My Lover The Killer is a doomed tale of violence and murder, delivered with a sexy dramatic flavour by Ms Lunch. Worryingly, it is apparently based on a true story… Limited edition of 450 double LPs on Munster.
- Vinyl Double LP (MR361)
- Limited edition
Punk singer, no-wave original and all-round experimental icon Lydia Lunch releases a book and CD capturing her residency in Salford. Titled From the Page to the Stage, this event had Lydia leading a workshop to create poetry and short stories and contains spoken word and assorted recordingd from Lydia and her group.
The first part of Teenage Jesus and The Jerks is represented on this collection. Arguably the tracks here could be the definitive versions of these no-wave classics: recorded roughly in front of a baying crowd. Really brings out Lydia Lunch’s gnarliness to the full. Live 1977-1979 is out on Other People.
Lydia Lunch & Cypress Grove / Spiritual Front
Following the success of ‘A Fistful Of Desert Blues’, Lydia Lunch & Cypress Grove have expanded their collaborative powers to include the nihilist folk sounds of Spiritual Front. The resulting ‘Twin Horses’ is an intensely soulful musical bonding between the sensual, cathartic folk of Simone Salvatori and the down beat, acoustic blues of Lydia Lunch.
‘Urge To Kill’ is the follow up to last years live recording from noise queen Lydia Lunch’s with Retrovirus. Reuniting the same supergroup lineup with guitarist Weasel Walter (Flying Luttenbachers), bassist Tim Dahl (Child Abuse) and legendary drummer Bob Bert (Sonic Youth/ Pussy Galore) ‘Urge To Kill’ brings powerfully abrasive new life to Lunch’s vast back catalog.
Conspiracy Of Women by Lydia Lunch was originally released in 1990. It was recorded in Berlin by J.G Thirwell, a regular collaborator who has also recorded under the moniker Foetus. The spoken word classic is now getting a vinyl reissue on Nicolas Jaar’s label, Other People. It includes Why Was I Born An American which has been remixed by Weasel Walter and Nicolas Jaar.
A Fistful of Desert Blues is the bastard love child of two musical outlaws who were thrown together by mysterious circumstances at a friend's funeral. Lydia Lunch has spent decades trolling through the subterranean sick-home black and blues creating a musical legacy that started burning down the house in 1977 with Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, and continues today with the raunchy blues of super-group Big Sexy Noise. Cypress Grove is a travelling troubadour, notorious for skulking in the back alleys of low down dives and forgotten juke joints fighting to resuscitate the ghosts of the great Mississippi Blues Masters.
Retrovirus is a career-spanning (1977 to present) live set from Lydia Lunch. The tour that spawned the set featured a band made up of Weasel Walter on guitar, Algis Kizys, who has played with Swans and Foetus, on bass and original Sonic Youth drummer Bob Bert.
Retrovirus is available on vinyl LP and CD.
Various (Nick Cave, Lydia Lunch, Mark Lanegan etc.)
We Are Only Riders
- Vinyl Double LP (GRLP702)