Lydia Lunch’s Big Sexy Noise (Lydia Lunch, Ian White, James Johnston), live at Lydia Lunch’s Halloween Seance, Islington Mill, Salford, UK, 31/10/2015.
Lydia Lunch was voted by Time Out magazine as one of the most influential performers to have emerged from New York City. She has taught workshops in Performance Art at The San Francisco Art Institute, produced spoken word records, curated performance series in America and Great Britain and worked with dozens of luminaries in film, music and literature. She has written five books translated into seven languages, released over thirty LPS, and continues to be a driving force in art, music, and literature and her special forte—performance. Through music, books, spoken word performances, film, video, photography, poetry and a multitude of creative endeavors, Lydia Lunch has proven to be one of the most daring artists of the current era.
The unholy triumvirate of Big Sexy Noise featuring Lydia Lunch, James Johnston & Ian White of the notorious Gallon Drunk are dead set on proving once more that ROCK is alive and kicking, down and dirty and raunchier than ever.
In September 2013, The Year of the Snake, Season of the Witch, Big Sexy Noise released their blistering balls-to-the-wall onslaught of “Collision Course” courtesy of Cherry Red Records.
“Collision Course” is a propulsive double disc featuring an unreleased live performance recorded in Italy, which proves just how much nasty fun three naughty noisemakers can conjure up, as well as the their last full studio LP “Trust the Witch”, which remained unavailable to the majority of fans. Relentless, outrageous, melodic, contagious, “Collision Course” is Big Sexy Noise at their brutarian best unleashing a torrent of hard rock, post punk and gutter up black and blues.
From the pounding classic rock of “Maha Kali Calling” to the swampy voodoo infused “Trust the Witch”, or the garage punk title track and through the back door of the savage funk of “Ballin’ the Jack”to the crushing finisher of “Forever on the Run”, Big Sexy Noise throw down the gauntlet and dare you to shake your ass, lose your inhibitions, and for fuck sake… ROCK.
Lydia Lunch :
Big Sexy Noise :
“Collision Course” / “Trust The Witch” :
Islington Mill :
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