LYDIA LUNCH LIVE
Big Sexy Noise – Lydia Lunch, James Johnston, Terry Edwards and Ian White.
Live at The Lexington November 7th doors 8.00pm tickets £10.00 / £8.00 adv
Formats: CD album and download only
Street date: November 2nd 2009 thru Cargo Distribution
Cat no FIT 044CD – Barcode 5060143300622
Big Sexy Noise – “Besides being stellar musicians, gentlemen and a pleasure
to work with they are all, like myself, flaming weirdos.” – Lydia Lunch
“What The Kills should sound like if they weren’t such pussies” – www.normanrecords.com
Big Sexy Noise follow up their vinyl mini album, released earlier this year, with a full blown CD album and London Live show at the Lexington on November 7th . The band, fronted by Lydia Lunch and Gallon Drunk alt-rockers James Johnston, Terry Edwards and Ian White, have recorded a further five Johnston/Lunch originals plus a Lynyrd Skynyrd cover to complement the original six tracks.
Big Sexy Noise is the primaeval bump, grind and holler of White’s thuggish drums, Johnston’s moronic low-tuned riffing and Edwards’ brutal organ and sax interventions led by Lunch’s take-no-prisoners vocals. The album opens with The Gospel Singer which Lunch wrote with Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth), followed by Lou Reed’s Kill Your Sons before settling into the trademark songs by Big Sexy Noise protagonists Johnston and Lunch.
Slydell and Another Man Comin smoulder along with slinky grooves; Baby-Faced Killer and Dark Eyes delve deep into psychosis with precision metal riffing and Bad For Bobby lulls you into the still-birth-of-the-cool with a Lunch vs Edwards vocal/sax duel to die for. By way of contrast God Is A Bullet is the Lunch/Johnston vocal duet on a Charles Manson theme which opens with the chilling line “Dying is easy – it’s living that scares me.”
Lydia is in fine form berating the weak and miserable in Your Love Don’t Pay My Rent and Doughboy, but not before the formidable drum-led Diggin The Hole and the unlikely but affectionate cover of That Smell (Lynyrd Skynyrd), with Johnston in full Johnny Thunders mode.
History – Lydia Lunch has collaborated with Terry Edwards, James Johnston and Ian White in a variety of musical guises for the last ten years. From Hangover Hotel and Smoke in the Shadows to the recent multimedia performances of Real Pornography and The Ghosts of Spain, the three rabble rousers from Gallon Drunk have, in a series of ever morphing configurations, collaborated with Lydia in creating psycho-ambient soundscapes in the service of propelling forth spoken word exorcisms in her decades-long prophecies of societal collapse, moral bankruptcy, and global corruption.
And, according to the No Wave Nostradamus herself, "It’s time to stop complaining, quit your crying and embrace the coming End Times. Let’s fucking rock."
Gospel Singer | Kill Your Sons | Slydell | Diggin The Hole | Baby-Faced Killer
Bad For Bobby | Dark Eyes | Another Man Comin (while the bed is still warm)
God Is A Bullet | That Smell | Your Love Don’t Pay My Rent | Doughboy