Lene Lovich
American new wave singer
Lene Lovich
Lene Lovich is an American singer based in England, who first gained attention as part of the New Wave music scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s. Her most popular hit single was "Lucky Number", first released in 1978.
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Dog Ears Music: Volume 300 Deserves to Be Heard
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Joe MeekProducer, engineer, composer, and eccentric sound innovator Joe Meek was born in 1929 in South West England. His childhood was fraught, with his mum raising him as a girl until the age of 4, setting the stage for a lifelong identity crisis. By the age of 7, he fell in love with his first gramophone and became an eminent tinkerer, burrowing into the safety of sound. Working out of a gadget-packed home studio and using a raft of newfangled recording techniques, Meek produced and wrote the U.S. No. 1 hit "Telstar" for British pop band The Tornados in 1962. He continued to push the technological envelope with tracks for Les Paul and Mary Ford, David Bowie, Tom Jones, The Honeycombs, Screaming Lord Sutch, actor/singer John Leyton, Heinz, Glenda Collins, and Ritchie Blackmore, among many others. Emotional and financial turmoil, including an obsession with the occult and drug abuse, pushed Meek beyond the edge in 1967, when he killed his landlady and then himself at ...
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Stripwax: Wild Gift For A Birthday Grrrl - ThirdCoast Digest
Google News - over 5 years
The texture of her voice and the nuanced inflection remind me a lot of Lene Lovich, someone I'm sure you've never heard of, but who was a favorite singer of mine growing up. Carrie Brownstein is singing that song like she's jumping off of a cliff
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Wild Flag - NOW Toronto
Google News - over 5 years
New wave influences are also apparent, specifically when the vocals channel Lene Lovich or Ric Ocasek. These vocal quirks don't always work, and a couple of songs don't hold up to the album's best, but this is a fun introduction nevertheless
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Starý punker sa hodil do tvídu a ochraňuje britské pamiatky - Pravda.sk
Google News - over 5 years
Obsahuje opusy od klasikov punku ako The Jam, Siouxsie And The Banshees, Lene Lovich, The Fall a, samozrejme, Sex Pistols, ktorí prispeli piesňou Anarchy in the UK (Anarchia v Spojenom kráľovstve). Výťažok z predaja albumu má ísť na opravy hradov a
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National Trust and Decca Records release 'Never Mind the Dovecotes – Punk ... - Altsounds.com
Google News - over 5 years
The album features 18 tracks from the heyday of British punk music with artists such as The Jam, Sex Pistols, Siouxsie And The Banshees, Lene Lovich and The Fall. Kevin Long, Product Manager at Decca Records and Never Mind the Dovecotes compiler,
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The National Trust teams up with Decca Records to launch Never Mind the Dovecotes - The Drum
Google News - over 5 years
Never Mind the Dovecotes is a celebration of British punk and features 18 tracks from the heyday of British punk music with artists such as The Jam, Sex Pistols, Siouxsie And The Banshees, Lene Lovich and The Fall. “We really wanted to use this
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Elektro-akusztikus zenei fesztivál az ausztriai Lunz am See-ben - Híradó
Google News - over 5 years
Az úszó színpadon Lene Lovich és a Les Chappell gitáregyüttes is fellép, Chrono Popp és Hans Holler némafilmekhez, például Buster Keaton-szkeccsekhez ad aláfestő muzsikát. Augusztus 5-én a keleti filozófia jelentőségéről beszél Franco Algieri,
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Soundboard, July 21-27 - Chicago Reader
Google News - over 5 years
Brownstein's swooping, hiccupping singing style recalls neon new wave—she sounds a bit like Lene Lovich tackling the Ric Ocasek songbook ("Endless Talk" seems to borrow a hook from "My Best Friend's Girl")—while Timony, who shares front-woman duties,
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Interview: Jessie and the Toy Boys - The Emory Wheel
Google News - over 5 years
JM: I'ma major Missing Persons fan, I love Dale Bozzio, I love Lene Lovich and Cyndi Lauper. I love Debbie Harry. I love Blondie. I'm also a big No Doubt fan. And it was great to get to work with [No Doubt bassist] Tony Kanal on “Push It.” I've always
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This Day in Music, June 27: Riding The Rails To Glory - The Morton Report (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Wreckless Eric, Lene Lovich, Jona Lewie, Mickey Jupp, and Rachel Sweet were the recipients of the honour this time around, although the tour was a lot longer than the original Canadian week. The Be Stiff Tour lasted from October 10 to November 19,
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The Dark Angel - The Complete Series - Film News
Google News - over 5 years
Madame (think a cross between Siouxsie Sioux and Lene Lovich and then add thirty years of age) not only educates Maud in piano playing but sado-masochistic games… before being fired. Suddenly and to Maud's utter horror and confusion, Madam re-emerges
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Gang Gang Dance - Tidningen Kulturen
Google News - over 5 years
Man finner spår av Lene Lovich, Kate Bush, Karin Dreijer, Alison Goldfrapp och många andra "expressiva" sångerskor, men allt sjunker fint in i extremt eleganta ljudbilder. Konstkollektiv från New York eller inte, vad det handlar här om hur talang
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Brigitte Aphrodite (No 1020) - The Guardian
Google News - almost 6 years
She's very Lene Lovich, only without the alien strangeness. On her single I Dream Myself Awake she even resurrects the punk notion of being terminally bored. Over a Nirvana-ish intro, she yawns, "mundanity kills me", with all the conviction of Toyah
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The Listings: Sept 16 -- Sept. 22
NYTimes - over 11 years
Selective listings by critics of The New York Times of new and noteworthy cultural events in the New York metropolitan region this week. * denotes a highly recommended film, concert, show or exhibition. Theater Approximate running times are in parentheses. Theaters are in Manhattan unless otherwise noted. Full reviews of current shows, additional
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THE NEW SEASON POP/JAZZ; Paul Is Alive and Queen Is Back
NYTimes - over 11 years
Dates are subject to change. September DIET COKE WOMEN IN JAZZ FESTIVAL I shudder at the association between women and diet soda, but maybe jazz audiences are well trained enough to ignore corporate logos at concerts. The festival continues through the month with concerts including Marian McPartland playing solo piano; the singers Tessa Souter,
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POP AND JAZZ GUIDE
NYTimes - over 13 years
A selective listing by Times critics of noteworthy pop and jazz concerts in the New York metropolitan region this weekend. * denotes a highly recommended concert. * ERIC ALEXANDER QUARTET WITH HAROLD MABERN, Up Over Jazz Cafe, 351 Flatbush Avenue, at Seventh Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn, (718) 398-5413. Mr. Alexander, a tenor saxophonist, absorbed
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ROCK REVIEW; A Sisterhood Channels the Inimitable Janis Joplin
NYTimes - over 13 years
Janis Joplin would have been 60 years old on Jan. 19, 2003, and on Sunday afternoon Central Park SummerStage celebrated this by bringing together two of her bands: Big Brother and the Holding Company and, performing for the first time in 30 years, the Kozmic Blues Band. They backed 17 widely assorted female singers in songs the bands used to
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POP AND JAZZ GUIDE
NYTimes - over 13 years
A selective listing by Times critics of noteworthy pop and jazz concerts in the New York metropolitan region this weekend. * denotes a highly recommended concert. * AFRICAN FESTIVAL, Celebrate Brooklyn, Prospect Park Bandshell, Ninth Street and Prospect Park West, (718) 855-7882 extension 45. The annual marathon of African music returns tomorrow,
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POP AND JAZZ GUIDE
NYTimes - over 14 years
A selective listing by critics of The Times of noteworthy pop and jazz concerts in the New York metropolitan region this weekend. * denotes a highly recommended concert. * PABLO ABLANEDO OCTET, Jazz Gallery, 290 Hudson Street, at Spring Street, South Village, (212) 242-1063. Last year, Mr. Ablanedo, the Argentine pianist and composer, released an
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IN PERFORMANCE: POP; Moving From Nonchalance To a New Emotionality
NYTimes - over 18 years
Nina Persson Bowery Ballroom ''At mid-decade the Swedish blonde was, along with the liberated airline stewardess, the primary sexual icon,'' Geoffrey O'Brien wrote in ''Dream Time,'' his poetic history of the 1960's. With her majestic bone structure and cool, Nina Persson, the singer for the Cardigans, is as iconic as Swedish blondes come. Although
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Lene Lovich
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2013
    Age 63
    In September 2013, Lovich and Rawlins started a record label together, Flex Music, giving Lovich control of her back catalogue for the first time.
    More Details Hide Details Flex Music was launched with a limited edition handmade CD box set of her first three albums, plus a bonus CD of rarities, entitled Others: Volume 1.
    In 2013 she sang on the albums Zoot Suit by Judge Smith and Gridlock by Mr Averell.
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    In 2013, she established her own publishing label, Flex Music, and released a re-mastered version of all her previous albums in a limited edition box set.
    More Details Hide Details Lovich was born Lili-Marlene Premilovich (Serbian: Лили-Марлен Премиловић) in Detroit, Michigan, to an English mother and a Serbian father. After her father had health problems, her mother took her and her three siblings to live in Hull, England. Lovich was 13 years old at the time. She met the guitarist/songwriter Les Chappell when they were teenagers, and he became her longtime collaborator and life partner. In autumn 1968, they went to London to attend art school. It was there that Lovich first tied her hair into the plaits that later became a visual trademark, though at first she did it to keep her hair out of the clay when studying sculpture. Over the following decade, Lovich attended several art schools, busked around the London Underground and appeared in cabaret clubs as an "Oriental" dancer. She also travelled to Spain, where she visited Salvador Dalí in his home. She played acoustic rock music around London, sang in the mass choir of a show called Quintessence at the Royal Albert Hall, played a soldier in Arthur Brown's show, worked as a go-go dancer with the Radio One Roadshow, toured Italy with a West Indian soul band, and played saxophone for Bob Flag's Balloon and Banana Band and for an all-girl cabaret trio, The Sensations. She recorded screams for horror films, wrote lyrics for French disco star Cerrone (including the sci-fi dance smash "Supernature", later recorded by Lovich) and worked with various fringe theatre groups.
  • 2012
    Age 62
    In 2012, Lovich began performing with a new band comprising Subterraneans frontman Jude Rawlins on guitar, bassist Lydia Fischer, keyboard player Kirsten Morrison, and Morgan King on drums. The Lene Lovich Band made their live debut at London's 12 Bar Club on October 29 that year. In 2013 the band undertook their first high-profile tour, concluding with shows in London and Berlin, and was the fifth act to be announced for Rebellion Festival 2013.
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  • 2011
    Age 61
    In 2011, Lovich sang the part of Eurydice in the song story Orfeas by Judge Smith.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2007
    Age 57
    In late 2007, both Lovich and Chappell produced a new edge recording of their hit "Lucky Number". The version was performed by rock group Eastroad, and was used by BBC Television for its coverage of the 2008 World Snooker Championship.
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    In 2007, MVD Visual released Lene Lovich: Live from New York, a DVD featuring a performance Lovich gave at Studio 54 in 1981.
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  • 2006
    Age 56
    In 2006, she made a guest appearance with The Dresden Dolls at The Roundhouse which is featured as an extra on their DVD Live at the Roundhouse.
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    She played for the first time in many years with a full band at the Drop Dead Festival in 2006.
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  • 2005
    Age 55
    Lovich's first album since March, entitled Shadows and Dust, received a limited release on the Stereo Society label on September 13, 2005.
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    In 2005, Lovich appeared on Hawkwind's Take Me to Your Leader CD, as well as appearing occasionally on stage with them.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1989
    Age 39
    In 1989, after an absence of several years due to raising a family, she recorded the album March on Pathfinder Records.
    More Details Hide Details It was only moderately successful and was not released until nearly a year after the album's single "Wonderland" had been issued and had become an American dance hit. She also toured the US three times immediately before, during and shortly after the release of March, giving US fans their only glimpse of her for many years to come. All three tours culminated with benefit concerts for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Her tours supporting March were done with a semi-full band, featuring the electronic duo Tanz Waffen as her backup band in addition to herself and Chappell. Lovich contributed to the opera The Fall of the House of Usher (1991) by Peter Hammill and Judge Smith, singing the part of Madeline Usher.
  • 1982
    Age 32
    Lovich co-wrote with Chappell and Chris Judge Smith and performed Mata Hari, a play/musical at the Lyric Hammersmith, London, October/November 1982.
    More Details Hide Details During this time she was having disputes with Stiff. The success of the show and pressure from Epic, her US label, persuaded Stiff to release and promote No Man's Land. Following her departure from Stiff, Lovich released "Don't Kill The Animals," a single with Nina Hagen, with whom she had previously appeared in Cha Cha, a film that also starred Herman Brood; together, the three created the film's soundtrack.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1978
    Age 28
    Invited by Robinson to participate in the forthcoming Be Stiff Route 78 Tour in 1978, Lovich quickly recorded her first album for Stiff, Stateless, which contained "Lucky Number" and another Top 20 hit, "Say When".
    More Details Hide Details Lovich's musical style combined her own quirky inventions with contemporary punk rock and new wave styles. She then recorded the albums Flex and No-Man's-Land for Stiff over the next few years, as well as an EP titled New Toy, the title cut penned by touring band member Thomas Dolby. She also recorded vocals for "Picnic Boy" by The Residents as "Sandy Sandwich".
    In 1978, disc jockey and author Charlie Gillett presented her recording of "I Think We're Alone Now", a cover version of a song originally performed by Tommy James and the Shondells, to Stiff Records boss, Dave Robinson.
    More Details Hide Details Robinson immediately proposed to release it as a single on Stiff, for which Lovich and Chappell had to write and record a B-side at short notice. They came up with ""Lucky Number", which was then released as an A-side and became a Top 3 hit in the UK Singles Chart.
  • 1977
    Age 27
    In 1977, Lovich, along with recording engineer Alain Wisniak, provided lyrics for "Supernature", a song featuring music composed by French percussionist and disco music performer Cerrone.
    More Details Hide Details The song, with its surreal lyrics describing a world in which nature has risen to fight against desecration and destruction by humanity, is indicative of Lovich's interest in animal rights issues.
  • 1976
    Age 26
    In 1976 Lovich released a 7" 3-track "maxi-single" in the UK under her own name, aimed at the Christmas market: "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus/The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You)/Happy Christmas" (Polydor 2058 812).
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  • 1975
    Age 25
    In 1975, Lovich joined The Diversions, a funk group that put out five singles and an album on Polydor Records, without success.
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  • 1972
    Age 22
    She was also one of thousands of audience members invited to sing along at the 1972 Lanchester Arts Festival at the Locarno Ballroom in Coventry when Chuck Berry recorded "My Ding-a-Ling" for Chess Records.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1949
    Born
    Born on March 30, 1949.
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