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Unearthly Delights: Lydia Lunch's Favourite Albums
Tommy Udo , October 1st, 2013 08:46

Ahead of the no wave pioneer's set with Big Sexy Noise at The Lexington tomorrow, she reluctantly takes up the gauntlet and picks her top 13 LPs

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Geraldine Fibbers – Lost Somewhere Between The Earth And My Home
Speaking of sexy killers... it's not so much the album as the song 'Dragon Lady'. I think that Carla Bozulich is the greatest rock singer that is on the planet right now. Her new stuff with Evangelista is much more diverse, but when she rocked with 'Dragon Lady', with that voice and the lyrics and the emotion behind it, that is just sexy, brutal, heartbreaking... kind of revenge but against who? To the self, the world? It's just so beautiful. I have to play that song occasionally and just scream at the top of my lungs with her. It's so... it's so... it's like nicotine, a cigarette, it picks you up and it brings you down. The video is great, she's in a swing in the video showing her cute little feet.

I don't know, I love Carla, she's one of my absolute favourite songstresses, she's so magical, she's so deep, she's had so much torture in her life, she can tell you all about that in her own stories, which she does, and I just think she's highly underrated. She can do Willie Nelson, rock, Tom Waits. She sang with me on a few songs on my album Smoke In The Shadows with the Anubian Lights and she sang a song on my upcoming Cypress Grove record which is out next year. I had her recorded in my house which was pretty interesting because the song was done, I had sung my parts and Carla put the headphones on and I couldn't hear any music and it was just screaming. It didn't sound as mad and out there in the context of the song as it did when I heard her singing raw. She was reaching from the bottom of her toes to halfway to the moon to grab all these beautiful and bizarre notes. She's absolutely a genius.


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