Lydia Lunch with Sonic Youth

(New York City October 1982 - June 1989)

Discography


Discography: a chronological overview of all record releases. Official recordings of Lydia Lunch with Sonic Youth. 
Compilations with non-exclusive tracks are not listed.
-Information in grey italics is uncertain-


Regular releases

IN LIMBO - MINI ALBUM (2x-Sep-84)

Lydia Lunch: In Limbo DV LP -front IN LIMBO (LP)

Tracklist: I Wish...I Wish/ Friday Afternoon/ 1000 Lies// Some Boys/ Still Burning/ What Did You Do

Recording info: Recorded @ Surf Sound studio,New York City in November 1982. Engineered by Donny Bill and Dan Dreyden. Kristian's piano parts were recorded one day at his house by Lydia Lunch on a portable cassette recorder. Mixed @ Western Work, Sheffield in April 1984 by Lydia Lunch.

Notes: All tracks composed by Lydia Lunch and Thurston Moore, except "Still Burning" (Rowland S.Howard) and "Some Boys" by Murray Mitchell [13.13], which were written at the Honeymoon In Red recording sessions in Berlin during June/July 1982 (and remained unreleased until 1988). Line-up: Lydia Lunch (vocals)/ Pat Place [Contortions/Bush Tetras] (guitar)/ Thurston Moore [Sonic Youth] (bass)/ Jim Sclavunos (sax)/ Kristian Hoffman [Swinging Madisons/13.13] (piano) and Richard Edson [Konk,Sonic Youth] (drums).

  • Doublevision/Rough Trade -DVR5 (UK,2x-Sep-84)
    Early copies on red vinyl.
  • Doublevision/Rough Trade -DVR5 (UK,2x-Sep-84)
    Regular black vinyl.
  • Widowspeak -WSP6 (UK,1986)

Lydia Lunch: In Limbo DV LP -back

Lydia Lunch: In Limbo WSP CD -front DROWNING IN LIMBO (CD)

Tracklist: 1.Emerald Pale Has Disappeared/ 2.The Drowning 3.How Men Die In Their Sleep/ 4.Lucy’s Lost Her Head Again/ 5.3:20 Thursday Morning/ 6.A Quiet Night Of Murder In Greenwich, Connecticut/ 7.I Wish...I Wish/ 8.Friday Afternoon/ 9.1000 Lies/ 10.Some Boys/ 11.Still Burning/ 12.What Did You Do

Recording info: Tracks 1-3 recorded @ Plugg Studio, New York City between Aug/Oct-84. Engineered by Steve McAllister. Mixed by Clint Ruin @ GWBB, London. Tracks 4-6 recorded and mixed @ Roli Rox studio between Aug/Oct-84. Engineered by Roli Mosimann and Clint Ruin. Remastered by Clint Ruin @ BC studio, Brooklyn/New York City. Tracks 7-12 recorded @ Surf Sound studio,New York City in November 1982. Engineered by Donny Bill and Dan Dreyden. Kristian's piano parts were recorded one day at his house by Lydia Lunch on a portable cassette recorder. Mixed @ Western Work, Sheffield in April 1984 by Lydia Lunch.

Notes: Tracks 1-6 originally released as "The Drowning Of Lucy Hamilton" (soundtrack to Richard Kern's "The Right Side Of My Brain" film). Tracks 7-12 originally released as "In Limbo". All "In Limbo" tracks composed by Lydia Lunch and Thurston Moore, except "Still Burning" (Rowland S.Howard) and "Some Boys" by Murray Mitchell. "The Drowning.." line-up: Lydia Lunch (piano/guitar) and China Burg [a.k.a. Lucy Hamilton] (bass clarinet, guitar).
"In Limbo" line-up: Lydia Lunch (vocals)/ Pat Place (guitar)/ Thurston Moore (bass)/ Jim Sclavunos (sax)/ Kristian Hoffman (piano) and Richard Edson (drums).

  • Widowspeak/LSR Records -WSP19CD (US,May-90)
  • Atavistic -ALP52CD (US,10-Oct-95)

Lydia Lunch: In Limbo WSP CD -back

SONIC YOUTH: DEATH VALLEY '69 - SINGLE/EP (Dec-84/Mar-85)

Sonic Youth Death Valley 7 SONIC YOUTH: DEATH VALLEY '69 (7")

Tracklist: Death Valley '69 (5:22) (with Lydia Lunch)/ Brave Men Run (In My Family).

Recording info: Recorded @ Wharton Thiers Fun City studio, New York City during July 1984. Engineered by Wharton Thiers. Produced by SY with help from Clint Ruin (a.k.a. Jim G. Thirlwell).

Notes: Demo versions. Line-up: Thurston Moore (vocals, guitar)/ Lee Ranaldo (guitar)/ Kim Gordon (bass) and Bob Bert (drums). Lydia Lunch (vocals) on " Death Valley '69".

  • Iridescence -I-12 (US,Dec-84)
  • My So Called Records -#17 (US,Dec-95) Re-release.

Sonic Youth Death Valley 7

Sonic Youth Death Valley 12 SONIC YOUTH: DEATH VALLEY '69 (12")

Tracklist: Death Valley '69 (5:10) (with Lydia Lunch)/ I Dreamed I Dreamed/ Brother Human/ Satan Is Boring.

Recording info: "Death Valley '69" and "Satan Is Boring" recorded @ Before Christ studio, Brooklyn-New York City during Sep/Dec 1984. Engineered by Martin Bisi.

Notes: New recording of "Death Valley '69". Line-up: Thurston Moore (vocals, guitar)/ Lee Ranaldo (guitar,backing vocals)/ Kim Gordon (bass) and Bob Bert (drums). Lydia Lunch (vocals) on " Death Valley '69". Also available on the "Bad Moon Rising" album (note: the Geffen 1995 CD release has a 5:22 mins version of "Death Valley '69" [not the demo version]).

  • Blast First Records -BFFP2 (UK,Mar-85)
  • Homestead Records -HMS021 (US,Jun-85)

Sonic Youth Death Valley 12

LYDIA LUNCH & THURSTON MOORE: THE CRUMB - SINGLE (07-Mar-88)

The Crumb -front THE CRUMB (12"/CS)

Tracklist: The Crumb(*)// Done Dun/ Dead River

Recording info: Recorded @ Game Studio in Berlin-Kreuzberg in Jun/Jul-82 and @ Cold Storage Studios in London Aug-82, except for (*) recorded @ New York City,Brooklyn,BC studio in May-87. Initial mix by Steve Montgomery in London in Aug-82. Personnel in 1982 (at various intervals, but never all together): Lydia Lunch, Genevieve McGuckin, Murray Mitchell [13.13], Nick Cave, Mick Harvey, Rowland S.Howard and Tracy Pew. Personnel in 1987: Lydia Lunch (voices)/ Thurston Moore (guitar/voices) and Clint Ruin (a.k.a. Jim G. Thirlwell) (loops/treatments).

Note: Split release. Side 1 with Thurston Moore [Sonic Youth]. Side 2 are recordings with members of the Birthday Pary during 1982. Remixed by Jim G. Thirlwell with some guitar overdubs done by Thurston Moore @ the BC studios in Brooklyn,New York in May-87. "Dead River" and "Done Dun" were left fairly untouched from the original 1982 recordings. "Dead River"(2:19) on this release is shorter and with less overdubs than on the album version. "The Crumb" track also appears as extra track on the "Stinkfist" CD release.

  • Widowspeak/Rough Trade records -WSP 13 (UK,07-Mar-88) 12"
  • Widowspeak/Rough Trade records -WSP 13C (UK,07-Mar-88) CS
  • Widowspeak/ Dutch East India Trading -WSP 13 (US,Fall 1988) 12"

The Crumb -back

HONEYMOON IN RED - ALBUM (14-Mar-88)

Honeymoon In Red CD-front HONEYMOON IN RED (LP/CD/CS)

Tracklist: Come Fall/ So Your Heart(*)/ Dead River/ Three Kings// Done Dun/ Still Burning/ Fields Of Fire/ Dead In The Head

Recording info: Recorded @ Game Studio in Berlin-Kreuzberg in Jun/Jul-82 and @ Cold Storage Studios in London Aug-82, except for (*) recorded @ New York City,Brooklyn,BC studio in May-87. Initial mix by Steve Montgomery in London in Aug-82. Personnel in 1982 (at various intervals, but never all together): Lydia Lunch, Genevieve McGuckin, Murray Mitchell [13.13], Nick Cave, Mick Harvey, Rowland S. Howard and Tracy Pew. Personnel in 1987: Lydia Lunch (voices)/ Thurston Moore (guitar/voices) and Clint Ruin (a.k.a. Jim G. Thirlwell) (loops/treatments).

Note: Recordings with members of the Birthday Pary, which were at the time deemed inferior to the "Some Velvet Morning" single recordings. This record was supposed to be released by People's Records (run by Michael Schäumer & Michael Voigt [Monogam Records]) in 1982, but the label went bankrupt and the tapes were lost for years. One of the master reels has been lost forever. The surviving tapes were remixed by Jim Thirlwell and some guitar overdubs were done by Thurston Moore @ the BC studios in Brooklyn,New York in May-87. Released in this form without the consent of Nick Cave and Mick Harvey (they are listed on the album with aliases) because of the remixing which didn't leave many of the originals intact. Only "Dead River" and "Done Dun" were left fairly untouched and are also available on Lydia Lunch's "The Crumb" 12" (UK Widowspeak -WSP 13)["Dead River"(2:19) on this release is shorter and with less overdubs].

  • Widowspeak/Rough Trade records -WSP 12 (UK,14-Mar-88) LP
  • Widowspeak/Torso records -TORSO 33064 (NL,1988) LP
  • DiDi Music records (GR,1988) LP
  • Widowspeak -WSP 12 (US,Fall 1988) LP
  • Widowspeak -WSP 12C (US,Fall 1988) CS
  • Widowspeak -WSP 12CD (US,May-90) CD
    Includes extra track "Some Velvet Morning".
  • Widowspeak/Torso records -TORSO CD146 (NL,1990) CD
    Includes extra track "Some Velvet Morning".
  • Widowspeak/Torso/EFA -TORSO CD146/EFA 02353 (GE,1990) CD
    Includes extra track "Some Velvet Morning".
  • Atavistic records -ALP54CD (US,09-Jul-96) CD
    Includes extra track "Some Velvet Morning".

Honeymoon In Red CD-back

HARRY CREWS: NAKED IN GARDEN HILLS - ALBUM (23-Apr-90)

Harry Crews -front NAKED IN GARDEN HILLS (LP/CD)

Tracklist: 1.About The Author/ 2.Man Hates A Man /3.Distopia/ 4.You’re It/ 5.Gospel Singer/ 6.Knockout Artist/ 7.(She’s In A) Bad Mood// 8.The Way Out/ 9.Bring Me Down/ 10.Car /11.S.O.S./12.Orphans

Recording info: Recorded live @ the Metropol, Wien on 24-Sep-88, except 3,8 and 12 recorded live @ the Mean Fiddler. London on 22-Sep-88. Mixed @ Greene Street Recordings, New York City during Feb-89. Engineered by Nick Sansano. Mastered by Howie Weinberg @ Masterdisk, New York City during Jun-89.

Notes: Line-up: Lydia Lunch (vocals,guitar)/ Kim Gordon [Sonic Youth] (bass) and Lisa Mae [a.k.a. Timocich](drums).

  • Widowspeak/LSR/Dutch East India -WSP24 (US,23-Apr-90) LP/CD/CS
  • Big Cat Records -ABB21 (UK,May-90) LP
  • Big Cat Records -ABB21CD (UK,May-90) CD

Harry Crews -back


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