8 Eyed Spy

(New York City September 1979 - October 1980)

Discography


Discography: a chronological overview of all record releases. Recordings of the American band 8 Eyed Spy. 
Compilations with non-exclusive tracks are not listed.
-Information in grey italics is uncertain-


Regular releases

LIVE - ALBUM (09-May-81)

Eight Eyed Spy: Live (Roir) -front LIVE (CS)

Tracklist: Diddy Wah Diddy/ Love Split With Blood/ Sorry For Behaving So Badly/ Innocence/ Boy Meets Girl/ Swamp Song/ Run Through The Jungle// Motor Oil Shanty/ Ran Away Dark/ Lazy In Love/ Looking For Someone/ Frantic/ Maintaining My Cool.

Recording info: Recorded live in the U.S.A. between January and August 1980. Some track(s) recorded @ CA,San Francisco,Mabuhay Gardens on 09-Feb-80. Reprocessed (from live tapes) by Chris Stamey [The dB's]. Mixed @ Greene Street recording Studios, New York City in 1981.

Notes: "Lazy In Love" also available on the "V/A: New York Rockers" compilation on Roir. Some track(s) (like "Frantic" from the Mabuhay Gardens show) where recorded by Terry Hammer (for his show on several San Francisco Bay Area radio stations) and were used (without Terry's permission) on this "Live" album on Roir. Line-up: Lydia Lunch (vocals)/ George Scott III [The Contortions] (bass)/ Pat Irwin [The Raybeats] (sax, guitar)/ Michael Paumgardhen (guitar) and Jim Sclavunos (drums).

  • Reachout International Records/ROIR -A101 (US,09-May-81)


Eight Eyed Spy: Live (Dancetaria) -front LIVE (LP/CD)

Tracklist: Diddy Wah Diddy/ Love Split With Blood/ Sorry For Behaving So Badly/ Innocence/ Boy Meets Girl/ Swamp Song/ Run Through The Jungle// Motor Oil Shanty/ Ran Away Dark/ Lazy In Love/ Looking For Someone/ Frantic/ Maintaining My Cool.

Recording info: Recorded live in the U.S.A. between January and August 1980. Some track(s) recorded @ CA,San Francisco,Mabuhay Gardens on 09-Feb-80. Reprocessed (from live tapes) by Chris Stamey [The dB's]. Mixed @ Greene Street recording Studios, New York City in 1981.

Notes: "Lazy In Love" also available on the "V/A: New York Rockers" compilation on Roir. Some track(s) (like "Frantic" from the Mabuhay Gardens show) where recorded by Terry Hammer (for his show on several San Francisco Bay Area radio stations) and were used (without Terry's permission) on this "Live" album on Roir. Line-up: Lydia Lunch (vocals)/ George Scott III [The Contortions] (bass)/ Pat Irwin [The Raybeats] (sax, guitar)/ Michael Paumgardhen (guitar) and Jim Sclavunos (drums).

  • Dancetaria -DANLP087 (US,06-Nov-92) LP
  • Dancetaria -DANCD087 (US,06-Nov-92) CD

Eight Eyed Spy: Live (Dancetaria) -back

8 EYED SPY - ALBUM (18-Oct-81)

8 Eyed Spy LP -front 8 EYED SPY (LP)

Tracklist: Diddy Wah Diddy/ Love Split With Blood/ Ran Away Dark/ Lazy In Love/ Swamp-Run Through The Jungle// Motor Oil Shanty/ Lightning’s Girl/ You Twist, I Shout/ I Want Candy/ Two Square (a.k.a. 2 Square)/ Maintaining My Cool/ Get You Me B Side (a.k.a. Dead You Me B Side)/ White Rabbit

Recording info: Side 1 recorded @ Blank Tapes Studios, 37 West 20th street, 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 [The dB's] (with Pat Irwin and Jim Sclavunos). Side 2 recorded live @ Hurrah’s, New York City on 03-Aug-80, except "White Rabbit" @ Loring Park, Minneapolis on 15-Jul-80 and "I Want Candy" @ Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco on 09-Feb-80. Reprocessed from live tapes by Chris Stamey [The dB's]. Engineered by Paul Stevens @ Greene Street Recording Studios, New York City in 1981.

Notes: Lydia was not involved in the remixing/compiling process of this album. Studio line-up: Lydia Lunch (vocals)/ Pat Irwin (bass, sax, guitar, piano)/ Michael Paumgardhen (guitar) and Jim Sclavunos (drums).
Live line-up: Lydia Lunch (vocals)/ George Scott III [The Contortions] (bass)/ Pat Irwin [The Raybeats] (sax, guitar)/ Michael Paumgardhen (guitar) and Jim Sclavunos (drums).

  • Fetish Records -FR2003 (UK,18-Oct-81)

8 Eyed Spy LP -back

DIDDY WAH DIDDY - SINGLE (09-Feb-82)

8 Eyed Spy Diddy 7inch -front DIDDY WAH DIDDY (7")

Tracklist: Diddy Wah Diddy [Bo Diddley/Willie Dixon]/ Get You Me B Side (a.k.a. Dead You Me B Side)

Recording info: Side 1 recorded @ Blank Tapes Studios, 37 West 20th street, 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). Side 2 recorded live @ Hurrah’s, New York City on 03-Aug-80. Reprocessed from live tapes by Chris Stamey [The dB's]. Engineered by Paul Stevens @ Greene Street Recording Studios, New York City in 1981.

Notes: Studio line-up: Lydia Lunch (vocals)/ Pat Irwin (bass, sax, guitar, piano)/ Michael Paumgardhen (guitar) and Jim Sclavunos (drums).
Live line-up: Lydia Lunch (vocals)/ George Scott III [The Contortions] (bass)/ Pat Irwin [The Raybeats] (sax, guitar)/ Michael Paumgardhen (guitar) and Jim Sclavunos (drums).

  • Fetish Records -FE19 (UK,09-Feb-82)

8 Eyed Spy Diddy 7inch -back

8 EYED SPY COLLECTION - ALBUM (02-Sep-97)

8 Eyed Spy Diddy Collection -front 8 EYED SPY COLLECTION (CD)

Tracklist: 1.Diddy Wah Diddy/ 2.Lazy In Love/ 3.Love Split With Blood/ 4.Dead Me You B Side (a.k.a. Get You Me B Side)/ 5. Swamp/ 6.Run Through The Jungle/ 7.Motor Oil Shanty/ 8. You Twist I Shout/ 9.Looking For Someone/ 10.Lightning's Girl/ 11.Innocence/ 12.Boy Meets Girl/ 13. 2 Square (a.k.a. Two Square)/ 14. I Want Candy/ 15. Ran Away Dark.

Recording info: Tracks 1,2,5 and 6 recorded @ Blank Tapes Studios, 37 West 20th street, 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 [The dB's](with Pat Irwin and Jim Sclavunos). Other tracks recorded live in the U.S.A. between January and August 1980. Reprocessed from live tapes by Chris Stamey. Mixed @ Greene Street recording Studios, New York City in 1981.

Notes: Photo on front cover by Michael Halsband. Photo taken at Dave's Luncheonette around the corner from both Tier 3 and the Mudd Club,NYC.

Studio line-up: Lydia Lunch (vocals)/ Pat Irwin (bass, sax, guitar, piano)/ Michael Paumgardhen (guitar) and Jim Sclavunos (drums).

Live line-up: Lydia Lunch (vocals)/ George Scott III [The Contortions] (bass)/ Pat Irwin [The Raybeats] (sax, guitar)/ Michael Paumgardhen (guitar) and Jim Sclavunos (drums).

  • Atavistic Records -ALP75CD (US,02-Sep-97)

8 Eyed Spy Diddy Collection -back





Compilations

HYSTERIE - ALBUM (April 1986)

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

Tracklist: Teenage Jesus & The Jerks: 1.Red Alert/ 2.Orphans/ 3.The Closet/ 4.Burning Rubber/ 5.I Woke Up Dreaming/ 6.Freud In Flop/ 7.Baby Doll/8.Race Mixing/ 9.Crown Of Thorns/ 10.Red Alert// Beirut Slump: 1.Try Me/ 2.Staircase/ 3.I Am Lord Jesus/ 4.Case #14/ 5.See Pretty/ 6.G-I Blue/ 7.Tornado Warnings/ 8.Sidewalk/// 8 Eyed Spy: 1.Swamp/ 2.Run Through The Jungle/ 3.Motor Oil Shanty/ 4.Love Split With Blood/ 5.Ran Away Dark/ 6.Diddy Wah Diddy/ 7.Lazy In Love/ 8.Dead Me You Beside (a.k.a. Get You Me B Side)// 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: tracks 2,3 and 4 recorded live in New York City 1978, 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, rest live @ the Mudd Club New York City June 1979 at their last (of only 3 concerts); 8 Eyed Spy: tracks 1,2 and 6 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 [The dB's] (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. Tapes reprocessed by Jim G.Thirlwell in 1986. Collaborations: see elsewhere.

Notes: Retrospective album of Lydia's ouput between 1978 and 1983. Compiled by Lydia Lunch. Total time: 74 mins.

Teenage Jesus & The Jerks: all tracks previously unreleased. Total time 16 mins. Line-up: 2,3,4 Lydia Lunch (guitar and vocals)/ Gordon Stevenson (bass) and Bradley Field (drums), rest Jim Sclavunos on bass instead of George Stevenson.
Beirut Slump: all tracks previously unreleased, except "Try Me/ Staircase" (their first and only single). Total time 16 mins. Line-up: Lydia Lunch (guitar)/ Vivienne Dick (organ)/ Bob [a.k.a. Bobby Berkowitz](vcls/violin)/ Liz Swope (bass)& Jim Sclavunos (drums).
8 Eyed Spy: all tracks previously unreleased, except tracks 1,2 and 6 (taken from their s/t album). Total time 22 mins. 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.
Collaborations: all tracks previously released.

  • CD Presents -CD039 (US,April 1986) 2LP (*) extra track
  • CD Presents -CD039C (US,April 1986) CS
  • 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
  • Widowspeak -WSP8CD (US,Jun-89) CD
  • Torso -CD143 (NL,Jun-1989) CD
  • EFA -02382-26 (GE,Jun-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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