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Lunch, Lydia

Queen Of Siam

Atavistic
CD $15.75

06/08/2009 735286550122 

ALP 501 CD 


Queen of Siam, LYDIA LUNCH’s solo debut, was originally recorded in 1980. Featuring the noted talents of guitarist ROBERT QUINE obert Quine (LOU REED, THE VOIDOIDS), multi-instrumentalist PAT IRWIN (B-52's, EIGHT EYED SPY) and the big band sound orchestra of BILLY VERPLACK (of Flintstones theme fame), the work proved to be a slap in the face to those critics awaiting a new TEENAGE JESUS-type of album from Lunch. Dirty, sophisticated, literary and raw, the album is today seen as the jewel in the crown of the "no wave" underground movement. Lunch created a sensual and hard-hitting musical landscape that startled even the most hardened of critics. After being out of print for years, Lunch's masterpiece returns with the original LP cover "breasts of nails" pic for the first time on CD. Enhanced features on the disc include a live video performance of "Knives in the Drain," recorded live in London in 2004. Also included is a rare video directed by LINDA DI FRANCO, filmed in 1980, of "Gloomy Sunday."

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