Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Lydia Lunch - Queen of Siam (1980)

Origin: Rochester, New York
Genres: Experimental Rock/No Wave
Recorded: 1979, Blank Tapes Studios

Lydia Lunch: vocals, guitar solo on "Tied and Twist" & "A Cruise to the Moon"
Jack "L. Lindo" Ruby: bass
Douglas Bowne: drums
Pat Irwin: all other instruments, backing vocals
Robert Quine: guitar solos(tracks: 7, 8, 10, 11)"
Billy Ver Planck Orchestra (tracks: 7, 8, 10, 11)
Arranged by Billy Ver Planck

Track Listing:
(All tracks composed by Lydia Lunch; except where indicated)
1. Mechanical Flattery (2:46)
2. Gloomy Sunday (Sam Lewis, Rezső Seress) (2:57)
3. Tied and Twist (2:55)
4. Spooky (Buddy Buie, Harry Middlebrooks, Jr., James Cobb, Mike Shapiro) (2:40)
5. Los Banditos (3:10)
6. Atomic Bongos (Pat Irwin) (2:17)
7. Lady Scarface (3:12)
8. A Cruise to the Moon (3:54)
9. Carnival Fat Man (2:11)
10. Knives in the Drain (Lunch, Billy Ver Planck) (4:00)
11. Blood of Tin (1:09)

Goddamn, here's something totally different. This, I guess, is best described as mortuary lounge music, with Lydia's innocent macabre vocals combining with eerie dungeon music. Unbelievable, I know, but you will have to hear this album, it's completely drenched in haunting atmosphere. Lydia's birthday is the same as mine so she's a gemini, too. I love her.

Queen of Siam


  1. This brings back memories of my slightly inappropriate fixation with her which i had last year. Man shes awesome.

  2. Hi!Thanks for this one.


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