Lydia Lunch
Widowspeak
Label ©  Pilot
Release Year  1999
Length  1:29:35
Genre  No Wave
Personal Star Rating [1-5]  
  Ref#  L-0115
Bitrate  128 Kbps
  Other  
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    Track Listing:
      CD1:
      1.  
      Twisted (W Clint Ruin) [7" Single On Ispid]  
       4:26  
      2.  
      Past Glas (W Clint Ruin) [7" Single On Ispid]  
       4:34  
      3.  
      Done Dun (W Rowland S Howard) [From Honeymoon In Red]  
       4:30  
      4.  
      Lock Your Door [From 13:13]  
       5:27  
      5.  
      Diddy Wah Diddy (W 8 Eyed Spy) ]From Hysterie]  
       2:20  
      6.  
      Run Through The Jungle (W 8 Eyed Spy) [From Hysterie]  
       5:31  
      7.  
      Orphans (W Teenage Jesus) [From Hysterie]  
       2:26  
      8.  
      Son Of Stink (W Clint Ruin) [From Stinkfist]  
       3:48  
      9.  
      Still Burning (W Thurston Moore) [From Drowning In Limbo]  
       6:03  
      10.  
      Tornado Warnings (W Beirut Slump) [From Hysterie]  
       1:18  
      11.  
      Lady Scarface [From Queen Of Siam]  
       3:12  
      CD2:
      1.  
      Death Valley 69 (w Sonic Youth) [from `Bad Moon Rising`]  
       5:11  
      2.  
      Endless Fall (w Rowland S Howard) [from `Shotgun Wedding`]  
       3:46  
      3.  
      Why Don't We Do It In The Road (w Clint Ruin) [from `Dont Fear The Reaper` EP]  
       3:32  
      4.  
      Some Velvet Morning (w Rowland S Howard)  
       4:26  
      5.  
      Four Cornered Room [unreleased 1997 Track]  
       3:25  
      6.  
      Suicide Queen (w Karl Blake) [from `Fear Engine II`]  
       5:13  
      7.  
      No Excuse (w Lee Ronaldo)  
       3:01  
      8.  
      A Short History Of Decay Pts 1 & 2 (w JF Coleman & J Budenholzer)  
       4:27  
      9.  
      Escape (w Joseph Budenholzer) [from `Matrikamantra`]  
       2:50  
      10.  
      A Quiet Night Of Murder In Greenwich, Connecticut [Excerpt from `The Drowning Of Lucy Hamilton`]  
       0:47  
      11.  
      The Need To Feed (w Joseph Budenholzer) [from `Matrikamantra`]  
       3:51  
      12.  
      Der Karibische Western (w Die Haut) [from `Hysterie`]  
       5:31  
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      Features both new tracks & classic from Sonic Youth, Lydia Lunch, Clint Ruin (a.k.a. Foetus), Thurston Moore & Lee Renaldo of Sonic Youth, Lucy Hamilton and more! Includes: 8 Eyed Spy 'Do Wah Diddy', Sonic Youth 'Death Valley '69', Clint Ruin 'Why Don't We Do It In The Road', Lee Renaldo 'NoExcuse', Thurston Moore 'Still Burning' and Teenage Jesus & The Jerks 'Orphans'. 23 tracks total. Double slimline jewel case. 1998 New Millennium Communications release.

      Review by Steve Huey

      A double-CD retrospective of Lunch's career compiled by Lydia herself, Widowspeak hits most of her musical high points over the course of its 23 tracks. Included are collaborations with artists like Sonic Youth, Clint Ruin (aka Foetus), and Rowland S. Howard.
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