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Lydia Lunch

September 20, 2012


Lydia Lunch was born as Lydia Anne Koch, June 2, 1959, Rochester, New York.
She moved to New York City in 1976 and worked as a bar maid/go-go dancer
at the Baby Doll Lounge on White street in Tribeca.


Allan Vega and Martin Rev (Suicide) in front of the CBGB.
Her first friends in New York.


Young Lydia about the used tampons she threw at The Dead boys.
Willy Deville gave her the name “Lunch” because she often stole lunches
from The Dead Boys.

1990 interview after Stiv Bators had died.

The Dead Boys – I Need Lunch.
Which song was about her, Lydia claimed.


In 1977 Lydia formed her own band Teenage Jesus And The Jerks with James Chance, Bradley Field and Reck.


In 1978 she appeared with Teenage Jesus and the Jerks
on The No New York compilation produced by Brian Eno.
Other bands: The Contortions, Mars and D.N.A.
A Punk/Noise genre called No Wave was born (they hated New Wave).


Lydia Lunch and James Chance at Max’s Kansas City, 1978, by Marcia Resnick.
By than James had left Teenage Jesus en formed The Contortions.


Teenage Jesus and the Jerks – Race Mixing (live in NYC 1979)


Summer 1979 on the European tour.
Lydia was in a wheelchair. Ten minute concert.
And Lydia in a Scott and Beth B Film, Black Box.
The other band was Adele And The Assassins.


Lydia Lunch, Adele Bertei and Anya Phillips.

Performances (one where Richard Kern comes from the audience and stabs her).
Own recording and publishing company called “Widowspeak”,
Writer, Actress, Composer.

To name the most famous collaborators:
Nick Cave, Marc Almond, Sonic Youth, Einstürzende Neubauten and Henry Rollins.


Lydia Lunch and Emilio Cubeiro Marty Nation in Fingered by Richard Kern.


Lydia Lunch and Nick Cave.


Lydia Lunch and Siouxsie.


Lydia Lunch and Blixa Bargeld.


Lydia Lunch and Henry Rollins in Kiss Napoleon Goodbye (1990).

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2 Comments
  1. Hi is not Emilio Cubeiro… is Marty Nation

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