Beirut Slump

(New York City late 1978 - June 1979)

Discography


Discography: a chronological overview of all record releases. Recordings of the American band Beirut Slump. 
Compilations with non-exclusive tracks are not listed.
-Information in grey italics is uncertain-


Regular releases

TRY ME/STAIRCASE - SINGLE (Mar-79)

Beirut Slump: Try Me -front TRY ME/STAIRCASE (7")

Tracklist: Try Me/ Staircase

Recording info: Recorded Hothouse studio, New York City on 08-Dec-78. Produced by Woody Payne (a.k.a Charles Ball).

Notes: "Bobby Berkowitz" is obviously a reference to the NYC serial killer David Berkowitz (a.k.a. Son Of Sam) who murdered 6 young people between the summer of 1976 and the summer of 1977. Lust/Unlust Music was owened Charles Ball's (short-lived). Migraine Records was Lydia's label. Beirut's Slump's first and only release. Both tracks also available on Lydia Lunch's "Hysterie" retrospective album.

Line-up: Lydia Lunch (guitar)/ Vivienne Dick (organ)/ Bob Swope [a.k.a. Bobby Berkowitz] (vcls/violin)/ Liz Swope (bass)& Jim Sclavunos (drums).

  • Migraine Records -CC335 (US,Mar-79)

Beirut Slump: Try Me -back

SHUT UP AND BLEED - ALBUM (21-Jul-08)

Teenage Jesus: Shut Up And Bleed-front SHUT UP AND BLEED (CD)

Tracklist: 1.Red Alert / 2.Orphans / 3.Burning Rubber / 4.The Closet / 5.Less Of Me / 6.Freud In Flop / 7.I Woke Up Dreaming / 8.See Pretty(*) / 9.Baby Doll / 10.Race Mixing / 11.Crown Of Thorns / 12.Staircase(*) / 13.Less Of Me/ 14.Tornado Warnings(*) / 15.My Eyes / 16.Case #14(*) / 17.Red Alert / 18.I Am The Lord Jesus(*) / 19.Sidewalk(*) / 20.Burning Rubber / 21.Try Me(*) / 22.The Closet / 23.Eliminate By Night / 24.I Woke Up Dreaming / 25.Roll Your Thunder / 26.No Morality / 27.GI Blue(*) / 28.Popularity Is So Boring / 29.Red Alert

Recording info: Tracks 23 and 25 recorded live by Perry Brandston @ the Artist's Space, New York City on 06-May-78. Rest see elsewhere. Compilation produced, edited and remastered by Tom Garretson.

Sources: TJ&TJ: tracks 4,5,15 taken from the "Pre" 12"; tracks 2,13 taken from the "Orphans" 7" (1st single); tracks 1,3,22,24 taken from the "No New York" album; tracks 6,9,10 taken from the "Baby Doll" 7" (2nd single); tracks 26,28 taken from the "Live @ Max's Kansas City" album; tracks 7,11,17,20,29 (live NYC 1978) taken from the "Hysterie" album; BS: tracks 12,21 taken from their first (and only) single; tracks 8,19 (studio 08-Dec-78) taken from the "Hysterie" album; tracks 14,16,18,27 (live NYC 17-May-79) taken from the "Hysterie" album.

Notes: The ultimate Teenage Jesus & The Jerks and Beirut Slump(*) compilation. Contains 2 previously unreleased TJ&TJ tracks.

  • Cherry Red -CDMRED367 (UK,21-Jul-08)
  • Atavistic -ALP500CD (US,02-Sep-08)

Teenage Jesus: Shut Up And Bleed-back





Compilations

HYSTERIE - ALBUM (April 1986)

Lydia Lunch: Hysterie -front HYSTERIE (LP/CD/CS)

Tracklist: Teenage Jesus & The Jerks: 1.Red Alert(live)/ 2.Orphans/ 3.The Closet/ 4.Burning Rubber(live)/ 5.I Woke Up Dreaming(live)/ 6.Freud In Flop/ 7.Baby Doll/ 8.Race Mixing/ 9.Crown Of Thorns(live)/ 10.Red Alert(live)// Beirut Slump: 1.Try Me/ 2.Staircase/ 3.I Am The Lord Jesus(live)/ 4.Case #14(live)/ 5.See Pretty/ 6.G-I Blue(live)/ 7.Tornado Warnings(live)/ 8.Sidewalk/// Eight Eyed Spy: 1.Swamp/ 2.Run Through The Jungle/ 3.Motor Oil Shanty(live)/ 4.Love Split With Blood(live)/ 5.Ran Away Dark(live)/ 6.Diddy Wah Diddy/ 7.Lazy In Love/ 8.Dead Me You Beside (a.k.a. Get You Me B Side)(live)// Collaborations: 1.I Fell In Love With A Ghost (with Rowland S.Howard)/ 2.Der Karibische Western (with Die Haut)/ 3.As She Weeps (with Sort Sol)/ 4.Death Valley 69 (with Sonic Youth ["Bad Moon Rising" album version])(*).

Recording info: Teenage Jesus & The Jerks: track 2 recorded in a studio, New York City in Feb-78. Produced by Robert Quine [The Voidoids]; track 3 recorded @ the Big Apple studios, New York City in May-78. Produced by Brian Eno; tracks 6-8 recorded in a studio, New York City in the second half of 1978. Produced by Robert Quine [The Voidoids]; rest live (@ CBGB's?), New York City 1978; Beirut Slump: tracks 1,2,5 and 8 recorded @ Hothouse studio, New York City on 08-Dec-78. Produced by Woody Payne (a.k.a Charles Ball), rest live @ the Mudd Club, New York City 17-May-79 at their last (of only 3 concerts); Eight Eyed Spy: tracks 1,2,6 and 7 recorded @ Blank Tapes Studios, New York City in Oct-1980. Produced and engineered by Bob Blank. Remixed @ 39th Street Music Studio, New York City in Oct-1980 by Scott Lit and Chris Stamey (with Pat Irwin and Jim Sclavunos), tracks 3,4 and 5 recorded live @ New Place, New Orleans on 25-Jul-80, track 8 recorded live @ Tier 3, New York City 31-Jan-80. Collaborations: see elsewhere.
All recordings reprocessed by Jim G.Thirlwell in 1986.

Sources: Teenage Jesus & The Jerks: track 2 taken from the A-side of 1st single (May-78); track 3 taken from the V/A: "No New York" album (Nov-78); tracks 4 and 10 live tracks taken from the "Pink" 12" (1979). Beirut Slump: tracks 1 and 2 taken from their first (and only) single (Mar-79). Eight Eyed Spy: tracks 1,2,6 and 7 taken from their self titled album (Oct-81). Collaborations: all tracks previously released, see elsewhere in the discography for more details.

Line-up: Teenage Jesus & The Jerks: tracks 2,3,5 Lydia Lunch (guitar and vocals)/ Gordon Stevenson (bass) and Bradley Field (drum), rest Jim Sclavunos on bass instead of George Stevenson. Beirut Slump: Lydia Lunch (guitar)/ Vivienne Dick (organ)/ Bob Swope [a.k.a. Bobby Berkowitz](vcls/violin)/ Liz Swope (bass)and Jim Sclavunos (drums). Eight Eyed Spy: live line-up: Lydia Lunch (vocals)/ George Scott III (bass)/ Pat Irwin (sax, guitar)/ Michael Paumgardhen (guitar) and Jim Sclavunos (drums). Studio line-up: Pat Irwin on bass instead of George Scott III.

Notes: Retrospective album of Lydia's ouput between 1978 and 1983. Studio and (13) live tracks. Compiled by Lydia Lunch. Total time: 74 mins.

  • CD Presents -CD039 (US,April 1986) 2LP
  • CD Presents -CD039C (US,April 1986) CS (*) extra track
  • CD Presents -CD039CD (US,April 1986) CD
  • Widowspeak/Rough Trade -WSP8 (UK,Mar-87) 2LP with poster
  • Widowspeak/Rough Trade -WSP8C (UK,Mar-87) CS (*) extra track
  • Torso -CD143 (NL,1989) CD
  • EFA -02382-26 (GE,1989) CD
  • Widowspeak -WSP8CD (US,May-90) CD

Lydia Lunch: Hysterie -back



Unofficial releases

SEX VOODOO (EARLY RECORDINGS 1978-1982) - ALBUM (2004)

Sex Voodoo -front SEX VOODOO
(EARLY RECORDINGS 1978-1982) (LP)

Tracklist: Teenage Jesus & The Jerks: Orphans/ Less Of Me/ The Closet I/ I Woke Up Dreaming/ Red Alert I/ Baby Doll/ Freud In Flop/ Race Mixing/ The Closet II/ My Eyes/ Crown Of Thorns/ Red Alert// Beirut Slump: Try Me/ Staircase/ 8 Eyed Spy: Diddy Wah Diddy/ Dead Me You Beside/ Lydia Lunch and Rowland S.Howard: Some Velvet Morning/ Vortex: Grey Death/ Black Box Disco.

Notes: Taken from official (CD) releases. "Vortex" tracks taken from a scratchy vinyl copy.

  • World Youth Records -WY 034 (EU,2004) "KR-0913" on run-out groove.

Sex Voodoo -back

Sex Voodoo 2 -front SEX VOODOO
(EARLY RECORDINGS 1978-1982) (LP)

Tracklist: Teenage Jesus & The Jerks: Orphans/ Less Of Me/ The Closet I/ I Woke Up Dreaming/ Red Alert I/ Baby Doll/ Freud In Flop/ Race Mixing/ The Closet II/ My Eyes/ Crown Of Thorns/ Red Alert// Beirut Slump: Try Me/ Staircase/ 8 Eyed Spy: Diddy Wah Diddy/ Dead Me You Beside/ Lydia Lunch and Rowland S.Howard: Some Velvet Morning/ Vortex: Grey Death/ Black Box Disco.

Notes: Boot of the above boot.

  • not on label (xx,201x)

Sex Voodoo 2 -back


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