This Tuesday 23rd June, that’s tomorrow if you’re reading this on the day it was posted, this Tuesday at Cafe Oto, north London… Now that’s what we call an impressive line up of band members…
Lydia Lunch Retrovirus + Mesa of the Lost Women (Junko / Yves Botz / Christophe Sorro)
No Wave iconoclast Lydia Lunch, in conspiracy with Herculean guitarist Weasel Walter (Flying Luttenbachers), fret-destroying bassist Tim Dahl (Child Abuse) and legendary drummer Bob Bert (Sonic Youth/Pussy Galore), following new album, Urge To Kill.
Recorded live in studio in November 2014, URGE TO KILL stomps new life into classics from Lydia’s immense catalog. Included are re-invigorated re-imaginings of songs like “Snakepit Breakdown” and “Lock Your Door” from 13.13. (1981), “Fields of Fire” and “Three Kings” from Honeymoon in Red (1987), the Rowland S. Howard slow-scorcher “Still Burning”, “Some Boys” from In Limbo (1984), “Tied and Twist” from Queen of Siam (1980) as well as a gloriously manic reworking of Suicide’s seminal shriek, “Frankie Teardrop”.