Friday, September 11, 2009

Hysterie - (1986)

Released on her self-owned label, Hysterie is a two-disc, one-decade retrospective of Lydia Lunch's diverse musical career. The set is split into four distinct segments, the first covering the influential "aural terror" band Teenage Jesus & the Jerks. The second recapitulates the relatively obscure Beirut Slump, in which Lunch played guitar but did not sing. The best material is taken from her work with the chaotic no wave group 8 Eyed Spy, while the collection ends with samples from Lunch's side projects with collaborators Rowland Howard, Sort Sol and Die Haut.

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