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Lydia Lunch

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Lydia Lunch (1989)

Interview by Martin Aston, Rock's Backpages audio, Winter 1989

The morning after a London performance, Ms Lunch discusses herself as a spoken word performer and artist: being censored; confronting issues such as abuse of women; her pleasure at being on the margins; other spoken word performers like Henry Rollins and Karen Finley; how she came to music via lyrics, and about the confrontational nature of audiences.

File format: mp3; total file size: 45.5mb, total interview length: 47' 21" sound quality: ****

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Teenage Jesus and the Jerks: Out To Lunch

Interview by Roy Trakin, New York Rocker, July 1978

A Dialogue between Roy Trakin and Lydia Lunch of Teenage Jesus and the Jerks ...

Lydia Lunch: Queen of Siam; The Contortions: Buy the Contortions (Both Ze); Iggy Pop: Soldier (Arista)

Review by Kris Needs, ZigZag, March 1980

AMERICA TODAY: the old and the new. Play these in a row... ...

Way Out West With 8-Eyed Spy

Report by Byron Coley, New York Rocker, May 1980

IF LYDIA LUNCH'S Queen Of Siam hadn't come out when it did, I'd probably still be freezin' my butt off in Ketchum, Idaho, a town ...

ZE Night: Hurrah, New York City

Profile by Roy Trakin, New York Rocker, June 1980

THE RICH ARE different from you and me, my friends. While we content ourselves with free promos and an occasional "plus-one" at a local bistro, ...

Lydia Lunch: Out To Lydia

Interview by Richard Grabel, New Musical Express, 15 August 1981

Richard Grabel lays on the red carpet treatment for his Lunch date ...

Lydia Lunch & 13.13: O.N. Klub, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Byron Coley, New York Rocker, September 1981

THE O.N. KLUB, at the very far end of the entertainment turf strung along Sunset Boulevard, has the feel of a biker's bar gone cool ...

Lydia Lunch: Venue, London

Live Review by Dave McCullough, Sounds, 5 December 1981

The Lunch that made me sick ...

Lydia Lunch: 13.13 (Ruby)

Review by Jeffrey Morgan, Creem, November 1982

IN A BUSINESS where women singers are a dime a dozen these days (and trite women singers the norm), Lydia Lunch can be proud of ...

Lydia Lunch: Listen with Lydia

Interview by Chris Bohn, New Musical Express, 18 June 1983

Settle back in your couch and listen to Lydia Lunch — former New York No Wave sewer queen, would-be agony aunt, chanteuse, the Bette Midler ...

Lydia Lunch, Sonic Youth: University Of London Union

Live Review by Simon Reynolds, Melody Maker, 7 June 1986

HUMBLE PIE time. Just when I'd neatly dismissed them from my mind as Grand Funk Railroad with a degree in Modern Art and a copy ...

Lydia Lunch: Daddy's Girl

Interview by Jack Barron, Sounds, 7 June 1986

Defender of the Filth. Talking dirty or sex therapy? JACK BARRON gets his beret unscrewed by New York's first lady of sleaze, LYDIA LUNCH. ...

Lydia Lunch: ULU, London

Live Review by Julian Henry, Music Week, 18 January 1988

Lunch Punch ...

Lydia Lunch: Scream Until You Like It

Interview by Keith Cameron, Sounds, 23 September 1989

After 13 years of howling into the void, Lydia Lunch is still going strong. Keith Cameron finds out what fuels her anger. ...

Lydia Lunch (1989) [transcript]

Audio transcript of interview by Martin Aston, Rock's Backpages transcripts, Winter 1989

This is a transcript of Martin's interview with Lydia. Listen to the audio of this interview. ...

Spoken Word: Jello Biafria, Lydia Lunch, Henry Rollins

Report and Interview by Martin Aston, The Independent, Winter 1989

ONCE UPON a time, people took to the stage without the blast of music behind them, and people would take them seriously. Poetry and the ...

To Thrill A Mockingbird: Lydia Lunch and Rowland Howard

Interview by Susan Compo, Siren, 1992

Lydia Lunch, currently doing the rounds with a collaborative Rowland S. Howard, is really in action Stateside, standing in opposition to the Ku Klux Klan. ...

Lydia Lunch: Paradoxia – A Predator's Diary (Creation Books)

Book Review by Barbara Ellen, The Observer, 2 November 1997

Gentlemen, you have been warned — Lydia Lunch isn't for wimps ...

The Bottom Line: Everett True meets Lydia Lunch

Interview by Everett True, Plan B, February 2005

"I ALWAYS BRING my prophylactic along on touragainst other people's germs — the mic cover. If you smell mics, you know why. They're raunchy. When ...

Lydia Lunch: My Life As A Work In Progress

Interview by Alex Ogg, The Quietus, 7 October 2008

Alex Ogg sets the tape running and stands back in awed silence as New York no wave shit-kicker Lydia Lunch reflects on life as a ...

No Wave: Histories Along The Bowery

Interview by Olly Beck, Garageland, 30 November 2008

The New York No Wave Movement: More Punk than Punk. Olly Beck talks to Thurston Moore ...

Lydia Lunch: Lexington, London

Live Review by Stevie Chick, The Guardian, 22 March 2016

Lunch unites with Gallon Drunk's James Johnston and Ian White for the most joyfully bawdy music of her career. ...

Lydia Lunch's Infinite Rebellion

Profile and Interview by Jim Farber, The New York Times, 28 June 2021

FOR NEARLY two hours on a recent afternoon, Lydia Lunch sat in her bright Brooklyn apartment and spoke with bracing speed, and at an alarming ...

see also 8-Eyed Spy

see also Teenage Jesus & the Jerks

see also Harry Crews

see also Beirut Slump


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