Are they still together? Haven’t seen any new releases in quite a while.
Did you ever see them play live? Yes, in Paris, France ’79.
Anything you want / need by them? Japanese paper sleeve CD for “Stateless”
You really should own / hear:
- Stateless (1978)
- “The Best Of”
Believe it or not, I actually have a nice cassette of Cameron & I seeing Lene Lovich play live in Paris, France in the fall of ’79 – the flip of the cassette is the rest of our evening – walking around St. Michel, being confronted with fire-eaters, nice looking women, and way too much drink (Pelforth Brune) for our 21-year-old noggins!
For some reason, “What Will I Do Without You” (1980) stalled, but eventually “New Toy” certainly became her best-known record in Los Angeles by 1981 – KROQ played the dickens out of it! – and it gets tacked onto her 2nd album “Flex” (1979) on Rhino. Her 1980 10” US promo “1980 Global Assault” is fairly amusing, but a bit difficult to locate, as is her “Radio Promo” LP from Stiff UK in 1979 (LENE 1) – an interview album.
When the dust settles, “Stateless” is a classic work, and both the CD by Rhino and the German Line issue serve it well in the digital world. I know there’s supposed to be a DVD out of her 1980 live show, but I’ve never seen a copy for sale – it’s just a line in a catalogue!