ROLAND S. HOWARD / LYDIA LUNCH

Shotgun Wedding

(1972) Used LP $6.00

The high priestess of macabre rock and assaultive poetics says it best (no surprise there): “Shotgun Wedding is a sassy scrapbook of bruised love songs, somehow buoyant in spite of its obsession with death.” Indeed, the guests at this wedding are ghastly phantoms and shifty junkies, but the chemistry between Lunch and Howard on this 1991 recording produces deviant bliss. Jacket has a crease on one corner, platter is near mint.

LYDIA LUNCH / PHILIPPE PETIT

Twist of Fate

(Monotype - MONO035) CD + DVD $30.00

A provocative journey into the dark groove of endless night where possibility, mystery and mania entwine the listener in a deep cocoon of sound and voice. Processed acoustics, field recordings, found sounds, electronics, turntables, percussion, synth, organ, piano, inflatable balloons and knives by Petit; vocals, guitar and found sounds by Lunch. Six-page digipak, case, and thirty-two-page, full-color book. CAVEAT EMPTOR: THE DVD IS PAL FORMAT (not playable in all US DVD players).