Lydia Lunch with Rowland S. Howard/
The Birthday Party

(London/Europe March-August 1982 and Jun-93/Sep-94)

Chronology


Chronology: a chronological overview of known concert dates (some with setlists and/or ads), 
dates of studio recordings, all line-ups and other trivia related to Lydia's collaboration with Rowland S.Howard/
The Birthday Party. Lydia's Shotgun Wedding project (with Rowland S.Howard) has a seperate section.
-Information in grey italics is uncertain-
1982
The year in which Lydia starts her collaboration with Rowland, records 2 singles and an album, and tours Europe.

Lydia leaves Los Angeles in February 1982 and moves to Europe. She resides in London and Berlin. She will only return to the US in May 1984 (except for a few trips in between).


1x-Mar-82
UK London,Riverside Studios,recording "Some Velvet Morning/I Fell In Love With A Ghost" 12".
Personnel: Lydia Lunch (vocals), Rowland S.Howard [voice,guitar,sax], Mick Harvey [drums], Barry Adamson [bass] and Genevieve McGuckin [piano]. Engineered by Peter Williams. Recorded in one day. "Some Velvet Morning" is a cover of a Lee Hazelwood/Nancy Sinatra song. "I Fell In Love With A Ghost" is an unrecorded 13.13 song.


Jun-82
GE Berlin-Kreuzberg,Game Studio,Lydia Lunch and Rowland S.Howard record with Einstürzende Neubauten the backing tape ("Thirsty Animal") they will use for their 10mins live performance.


Europe Jun-82

03-Jun-82
NL Eindhoven,Effenaar
[with Die Haut and The Birthday Party]

Setlist: Thirsty Animal

Note: start of the 'This is the last day of the rest of your life' Birthday Party-tour.
Lydia's & Rowland's 10 minute set uses a specially prepared backing tape by Einstürzende Neubauten. Lydia Lunch (voice) and Rowland S.Howard (guitar) with backing tapes.
Lydia also joins The Birthday Party on "Dead In The Head".

Poster: Photo of poster.


Amsterdam 04-Jun-82

04-Jun-82
NL Amsterdam,Paradiso
[with Die Haut and The Birthday Party]

Setlist: Thirsty Animal

Note: Lydia joins The Birthday Party on "Dead In The Head.

Poster: Photo of a Martyn Kaye poster.


05-Jun-82
NL Groningen,Vera
[with Die Haut and The Birthday Party]

Setlist: Thirsty Animal

Note: Lydia joins The Birthday Party on "Dead In The Head".


06-Jun-82
NL Den Haag,Paard Van Troje
[with Die Haut and The Birthday Party]

Setlist: Thirsty Animal

Note: Lydia joins The Birthday Party on "Dead In The Head".


07-Jun-82
NL Rotterdam,Hal 4
[Die Haut and The Birthday Party]

Setlist: Thirsty Animal

Note: Lydia joins The Birthday Party on "Dead In The Head".


08-Jun-82
FR Paris,Bains Douches
[with Die Haut and The Birthday Party]

Setlist: Thirsty Animal

Note: Lydia joins The Birthday Party on "Dead In The Head".


Jun/Aug-82
GE Berlin-Kreuzberg,Lydia rents Alfred Hilsbergs (Zick Zack record label) home for 3 months to record the "Honeymoon In Red" album.


Jun-82
GE Berlin-Kreuzberg,Game Studio,sessions for the "Honeymoon in Red" album. Lydia Lunch with The Birthday Party, without Phill Calvert. Also joining are Genevieve McGuckin and Murray Mitchell [13.13].


25-Jun-82
GE Berlin,Tiergarten,Ballhaus
[with Die Haut and The Birthday Party]

Setlist: Thirsty Animal

Note: start of the by Rowland christened 'Oops!, I've got blood on the end of my boot'-tour.


Hamburg 26-Jun-82

26-Jun-82
DE Hamburg,Versuchsfeld
[with Die Haut and The Birthday Party]

Setlist: Thirsty Animal

Ticket: Photo of ticket.

Note: Lydia joins The Birthday Party on "Dead In The Head".


27-Jun-82
DE Bochum,Zeche
[with Die Haut and The Birthday Party]

Setlist: Thirsty Animal

Note: Lydia joins The Birthday Party on "Funhouse".


29-Jun-82
DE München,Alabamahalle
[Die Haut and The Birthday Party]

Setlist: Thirsty Animal

Note: Lydia joins The Birthday Party on "Funhouse".


Bremen 01-Jul-82

01-Jul-82
DE Bremen,Aladin
[with Die Haut and The Birthday Party]

Setlist: Ignorance Is Bliss/ Thirsty Animal

Note: Broadcast by Radio Bremen FM. Lydia joins The Birthday Party on "Funhouse".

Photo: Credit Wolfgang Wiggers. Used with very kind permission.


Köln 02-Jul-82

02-Jul-82
DE Köln,Stollwerck (Palazzoschokko)
[with Die Haut and The Birthday Party]

Setlist: Thirsty Animal

Note: Lydia joins The Birthday Party on "Funhouse".

Photo: Screen capture from private video.


Frankfurt 03-Jul-82

03-Jul-82
DE Frankfurt,Batschkapp
[with Die Haut and The Birthday Party]

Setlist: Thirsty Animal

Note: Lydia joins The Birthday Party on "Funhouse".

Photo: Credit Peter Weiss. Used with kind permission.


Jul-82
DE Berlin-Kreuzberg,Game Studio,Lydia Lunch and Rowland S.Howard record for Einstürzende Neubauten's "Durstiges Tier/Thirsty Animal" 12" (with Alex Hacke [then not yet a permanent member of Neubauten]).


Jul-82
DE Berlin-Kreuzberg,Game Studio,continuation of the sessions for the "Honeymoon in Red" album. Lydia Lunch with The Birthday Party, without Phill Calvert. Also joining are Genevieve McGuckin and Murray Mitchell [13.13].


Aug-82
UK London,Cold Storage Studios?,final sessions for the "Honeymoon in Red" album. Lydia Lunch with The Birthday Party, without Phill Calvert. Also joining are Genevieve McGuckin and Murray Mitchell [13.13]. Initial mixing of the album by Steve Montgomery. In May 1987 the surviving tapes were remixed by Jim Thirlwell and some guitar overdubs done by Thurston Moore @ the BC studios in Brooklyn,New York. The final album was only released in March 1988, without the consent of Nick Cave and Mick Harvey (they are listed on the album with aliases) because of the 1987 remixing which didn't leave many of the originals intact.


Sep-82
UK Release of "Some Velvet Morning" 12" single on 4AD records.


07-Mar-88
UK Release of "The Crumb" 12" single on Widowspeak records.


14-Mar-88
UK Release of "Honeymoon in Red" vinyl album on Widowspeak records.






1993/1994
When Rowland S.Howard permanently moved back to Australia in 1993 Lydia's collaborations with him became scarce.

London 25-Jun-93

25-Jun-93
UK London-Camden,Underworld
[with Rowland S.Howard]

Setlist: Rowland S.Howard (solo) set: Lonesome Town [Ricky Nelson]/ So The Story Goes/ All My Trials/ Black Milk/ Morning Dew [Bonnie Dobson/Tim Rose].

Lydia Lunch and Rowland S.Howard set: Spoken word/ Dead River/ Caroline Says/ The Art Of Ritual/ In My Time Of Dying/ What Is Memory/ Unearthly Delights/ Oh Jim!/ Crimes Against Nature.

Note: Rowland S.Howard solo show followed by a joint session with Lydia containing spoken word, Honeymoon In Red song, Shotgun Wedding songs, Lou Reed covers.

Ad: Taken from UK mag 1993.


Portsmouth 01-Jul-93

01-Jul-93
UK Portsmouth,Wedgewood Rooms
[with Rowland S.Howard]

Setlist: Rowland S.Howard (solo) set: Lonesome Town [Ricky Nelson]/ All My Trials/ Love And Other Crimes [Lee Hazlewood]/ One In Shadow, One In Sun/ Morning Dew [Bonnie Dobson/Tim Rose].

Lydia Lunch and Rowland S.Howard set: Dead River(*)/ The Art Of Ritual/ Caroline Says/ In My Time Of Dying/ Spoken word/ What Is Memory/ Spoken word/ Oh Jim!.

Note: Rowland S.Howard solo show followed by a joint session with Lydia containing spoken word, Honeymoon In Red song, Shotgun Wedding songs, Lou Reed covers. (*) Available on the "Video Hysterie" video DVD (not on the VHS).

Photo: Screen capture taken from "Video Hysterie" video DVD (not on the VHS).


Berlin 03-Sep-93

03-Sep-93
DE Berlin,Tempodrom,Angry Women Night festival
[with Miasma, Magita Haverland, and more..]

Setlist: Spoken word/ In My Time Of Dying.

Note: Excerpt broadcast by Arte TV,Mégamix on 02-Mar-94.

Poster: Photo of poster.


06-Sep-94
AU Melbourne,Fitzroy,Universal Theatre

Setlist: Rowland S.Howard (solo) set: Hide/ Deep In The Woods [Birthday Party]/ So The Story Goes/ Shut Me Down/ Stupid Grin [Marie Hoy]/ The Big Sleep [The Only Ones].

Lydia Lunch set: Spoken word.

Note: In between the Shotgun Wedding 5 date Australian tour. Rowland S.Howard accompanies Lydia Lunch's spoken word performance.



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