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8 Eyed Spy was an American no wave band from New York,[1] consisting of Lydia Lunch (ex-Teenage Jesus and the Jerks and Beirut Slump) and Jim Sclavunos (also ex-Teenage Jesus and Beirut Slump), Michael Paumgardhen, Pat Irwin and George Scott III.


Background[edit source | editbeta]Edit

AllMusic qualified 8 Eyed Spy as "a far more overtly musical group than Teenage Jesus and the Jerks".[3]

They covered the swamp rock classic "Run Through the Jungle" by Creedence Clearwater Revival and Jefferson Airplane's "White Rabbit". The band recorded only briefly, releasing one live album, Live, and a self-titled studio album. The band broke up in 1980 after the death of Scott.[4][3]

Discography[edit source | editbeta]Edit

Studio albums
  • 8 Eyed Spy (1981)
Live albums
  • Live (1981)
Compilation albums
  • 8 Eyed Spy (1997)
Singles
  • "Diddy Wah Diddy"/"Dead You Me" (1980)
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