8-Eyed Spy
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8-Eyed Spy
8 Eyed Spy
Origin New York City, United States
Genres No wave
? (?)-1980 (1980)
Labels Fetish
Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, Beirut Slump
Lydia Lunch
Jim Sclavunos
Michael Paumgardhen
Pat Irwin
George Scott III

8 Eyed Spy was an American no wave band from New York City,[1] consisting of Lydia Lunch (ex-Teenage Jesus and the Jerks and Beirut Slump) and Jim Sclavunos (also ex-Teenage Jesus and Beirut Slump), Michael Paumgardhen, Pat Irwin and George Scott III.[2]

Background

AllMusic qualified 8 Eyed Spy as "a far more overtly musical group than Teenage Jesus and the Jerks".[3]

They covered the swamp rock classic "Run Through the Jungle" by Creedence Clearwater Revival and Jefferson Airplane's "White Rabbit". The band recorded only briefly, releasing one live album, Live, and a self-titled studio album. The band broke up in 1980 after the death of Scott.[4][3]

Discography

Studio albums
  • 8 Eyed Spy (1981)
Live albums
  • Live (1981)
Compilation albums
  • 8 Eyed Spy (1997)
Singles
  • "Diddy Wah Diddy"/"Dead You Me Beside" (1980)

References

  1. ^ Dougan, John. "8 Eyed Spy - Music Biography, Credits and Discography : AllMusic". AllMusic. AllRovi. Retrieved 2013.
  2. ^ "8 Eyed Spy Discography at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 2013.
  3. ^ a b Mason, Stewart. "8 Eyed Spy - 8 Eyed Spy : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". AllMusic. AllRovi. Retrieved 2013.
  4. ^ Payes, Robert; Sheridan, David; Grant, Steven; Robbins, Ira. "trouserpress.com :: Lydia Lunch". trouserpress.com. Retrieved 2013.

External links

8 Eyed Spy discography at Discogs


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