BEIRUT SLUMP

Formed: New York, USA

"When Teenage Jesus & The Jerks was exhausted and documented, which is my entire point for anything – documentation – I formed Beirut Slump. I met a brother-and-sister tag-wrestling team from Florida who were as close to inbred hillbillies as I could find, and I decided they needed a band.”
– Lydia Lunch, Record Collector. November 1993

A continuation of Lydia Lunch’s fearsome noise experiments, this effort lasted long enough to play four gigs (the first as Belfast Ghetto) and release one single, which was precisely one more single than her subsequent musical endeavour, the Devil Dogs, managed. Fans might enjoy this tuneless, brooding dirge, she doesn't even sing; that honor goes to the bored-sounding Bobby Swope. I'd advise you avoid it like the plague. Another classic, then! More Slump stuff can be heard on Lunch’s Hysterie compilation.

LINEUP:

Bobby Berkowitz AKA Bobby Swope - vocals
Lydia Lunch - guitar
Jim Sclavunos - drums
Liz Swope - bass
Vivienne Dick- organ

 

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles / Albums

Beirut Slump - Try Me        
Try Me (7", 1979)        

Extraneous Releases

Lydia Lunch - Hysterie Teenage Jesus & The Jerks / Beirut Slump - Shut Up And Bleed      
Hysterie (2xLP/CD, by Lydia Lunch, 1986) Shut Up And Bleed (CD, split with Teenage Jesus & The Jerks, 2008)      

Bootlegs

Sex Voodoo        
Sex Voodoo (Early Recordings 1978-1982) (LP, as Lydia Lunch, 1990s?)        

Links

FROM THE ARCHIVES - Some B.S. stuff to gawp at


 

You can add stuff and make comments/corrections by emailing me at:

jane@punkygibbon.co.uk

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