This album will be released on CD by Widowspeak Productions (US)/ Brava (South America) and CD/LP/limited box set by Rustblade (Europe) on May 22, 2015
No Wave iconoclast and Big Sexy Noise-queen Lydia Lunch, in conspiracy with Herculean guitarist Weasel Walter (The Flying Luttenbachers), fret-destroying bassist Tim Dahl (Child Abuse) and legendary skins-basher Bob Bert (Sonic Youth/Pussy Galore) are about to unleash URGE TO KILL - the follow up to 2013’s face-melting live recording by this deadly combo called RETROVIRUS (the debut was released on ugEXPLODE in the US and Interbang in Europe).
Recorded live in studio by engineer Colin Marston (Gorguts, Behold The Arctopus, Dysrhythmia) on one afternoon in November 2014, URGE TO KILL stomps new life into classics from Lydia’s immense and darkly evocative catalog, with no material repeated from the live debut. Included are re-invigorated re-imaginings of songs like “Snakepit Breakdown” and “Lock Your Door” from 13.13. (1981), “Fields of Fire” and “Three Kings” from Honeymoon in Red (1987), the Rowland S. Howard slow-scorcher “Still Burning”, “Some Boys” from In Limbo (1984), “Tied and Twist” from Queen of Siam (1980) as well as a gloriously manic reworking of Suicide’s seminal shriek, “Frankie Teardrop”.
To celebrate the release of URGE TO KILL on Widowspeak Productions (US)/Brava (South America)/Rustblade Records (Europe), RETROVIRUS will bring their devastating live show to Europe and Australia as well as select US cities during 2015.
released May 22, 2015
Lydia Lunch (vocals)
Weasel Walter (guitar)
Tim Dahl (bass)
Bob Bert (drums)
Recorded November 24, 2014 at Menegroth, Queens, NY by Colin Marston
Mixed By Weasel Walter
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