Lydia Lunch and Rowland S Howard – Shotgun Wedding – Cassette
Lydia Lunch first attracted the attention of punk and new wave audiences in the late ’70s, when she sang lead with the very underground Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, best known for their tortured 1979 single “Baby Doll”.
Always one who liked her music dark and troubling, Lunch never appealed to mainstream rock tastes, but has enjoyed a small cult following. When she joined forces with guitarist Rowland S. Howard for 1991’s Shotgun Wedding, it was clear that Lunch hadn’t adopted a more cheerful outlook.
Songs like “Endless Fall,” “Black Juju” and “Burning Skulls” are as morbid as they are captivating, and a superb remake of Led Zeppelin’s “In My Time of Dying” fits right in. In Lunch’s hands, the Zep classic loses its bluesy heavy metal appeal and acquires an eerie folk/gothic quality. This alternative rock gem is one of Lunch’s greatest achievements.
Triple XXX Records
Brand new, never played and in the factory plastic
2. Burning Skulls
3. In My Time of Dying
4. Solar Hex
5. Endless Fall
6. What Is Memory
7. Pigeon Town
8. Cisco Sunset
10. Black Juju