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Queen of Siam (Lydia Lunch album)

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Queen of Siam (Lydia Lunch album)

Queen of Siam
Studio album by Lydia Lunch
Released February 9, 1980
Recorded 1979 at Blank Tape Studios, New York City, NY
Genre Experimental, punk jazz, No Wave
Length 31:38
Label LP:ZE CD:Triple X and Atavistic
Producer Bob Blank, Lydia Lunch
Lydia Lunch chronology
Queen of Siam
The Agony Is the Ecstacy
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic [1]
Robert Christgau (B+)[2]

Queen of Siam is the debut album of the singer/songwriter and underground icon Lydia Lunch, released in February 9, 1980 through ZE Records.[3] It features her off-key and snarling vocals, especially on her cover version of the pop song "Spooky". Although the album never received commercial acclaim, it did garner almost a cult status.


  • Track listing 1
  • Personnel 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Track listing

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Mechanical Flattery"   Lydia Lunch 2:46
2. "Gloomy Sunday"   Sam M. Lewis, Rezső Seress 2:57
3. "Tied and Twist"   Lydia Lunch 2:55
4. "Spooky"   Buddy Buie, James Cobb, Harry Middlebrooks Jr., Mark Shapiro 2:40
5. "Los Banditos"   Lydia Lunch 3:10
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Atomic Bongos"   Pat Irwin, Lydia Lunch 2:17
2. "Lady Scarface"   Lydia Lunch 3:12
3. "A Cruise to the Moon"   Lydia Lunch 3:54
4. "Carnival Fat Man"   Lydia Lunch 2:11
5. "Knives in the Drain"   Grant, Lydia Lunch 4:00
6. "Blood of Tin"   Lydia Lunch 1:09



  1. ^ Dougan, John. "Queen of Siam". Allmusic. Retrieved February 23, 2013. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Lydia Lunch". Robert Retrieved February 23, 2013. 
  3. ^ Gimarc, George (July 11, 2005). Punk Diary.  

External links

  • Queen of Siam at Discogs (list of releases)
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