Lydia Lunch | Retrovirus

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by Lydia Lunch

Lydia Lunch returns with a blistering live document from her recent tour with an all-star cast of sonic brutarians in a no-holds-barred survey of her musical output from 1977 to the present LYDIA LUNCH RETURNS WITH A BLISTERING LIVE DOCUMENT FROM HER RE
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1. Red Alert
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2. I Woke Up Dreaming
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3. Mechanical Flattery
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4. Love Split With Blood
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5. Ran Away Dark
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6. 3x3
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7. Afraid of Your Company
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8. Burning Skulls
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9. No Excuse
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10. Meltdown Oratorio
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11. The Gospel Singer
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12. What Is It
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13. Black Juju
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Album Notes
In November 2012, Lydia Lunch toured select cities across North America with a monstrous unit dubbed RETROVIRUS, featuring guitarist Weasel Walter (The Flying Luttenbachers, etc.), bassist Algis Kizys (Swans, Foetus) and drummer Bob Bert (Sonic Youth, Pussy Galore, Chrome Cranks). The set consisted of a quasi-chronological display of musical raw power, ranging from material by Lydia’s classic units Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, 13.13, 8-Eyed Spy and Shotgun Wedding as well as touching on her solo debut “Queen of Siam” (ZE Records, 1980) and various other projects up to the present. The reception to these hour-long sets of bloodyminded sonic bullying was uniformly rapturous. To quote V. Vale, of RE-Search infamy: “That was the most intense show I’ve seen you do, Lydia.” Intense it was, and the smoldering intensity of that tour is trapped on this ripping new release.

As one will hear on this compact disc, RETROVIRUS is a well-oiled monolith of a unit: Scathing guitar shrapnel strafing ominously massive bass slabs, hurled forward by pulverizing drum thunder and topped by Lydia’s signature perma-scowl vocals. This is no county fair cover-band - RETROVIRUS is a totally modern take on the atrocities of the past and present, devoid of simpering nostalgia, bristling with a scoriatingly modern sheen of violence and momentum. Now is the time for people to get INFECTED.


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