I've long been enamored of Lydia Lunch and her recorded output, musical and spoken word. I admire her unflinching take on society and culture. And while I may not share her world view, I respect her courage and honesty. One of this year's high points was seeing her spoken word performance in Chicago and meeting her afterwards.
I have to admit being a bit hesitant given her fierce persona but she was friendly and engaging and even asked for a hug.
I think my appreciation of Ms. Lunch escapes Mrs. Metal Dad who asked me the day after I saw her in Chicago, "Why would you go listen to that profane woman?"
Tracklist: Orphans/ The Gospel Singer/ Run Through The Jungle/ Psychic Anthropology/ Twisted/ Itch/ The Need To Feed/ Meltdown/ The Void/ Lock Your Door/ Son Of Stinkfist/ Black Juju/ No Excuses.
Recording info: Recorded live @ Project Pop Culture,Masomania:Sacher-Masoch Festival in Graz (Austria) on 21-Jun-03. Filmed by Marc Viaplana and Josep M.Jordana. Edited by Lydia Lunch, Marc Viaplana and Josep M.Jordana in Barcelona June 2004.
Notes: Total time 62mins. Line-up: Lydia Lunch (vocals)/ Nels Cline (guitar)/ Al Kizys (bass)/ Norman Westberg (guitar) and Vinnie Signorelli (drums).
- Atavistic/MVD -DR4436 (US,13-Sep-05) DVD-NTSC
Hat Tip: From The Archives for the info on the Willing Victim DVD