"I would be humiliated if I found out that anything I did actually became a commercial success."
SWIMMING POOL presents “The Gun is Loaded” by Lydia Lunch (1989).
Iconoclast & cult icon, Lydia Lunch, has lived a million lives. From being an original Suicide groupie, to being a defining part of the No Wave scene and touring as The Cure’s support act during their Pornography-era, this spoken word poet has collaborated with anybody who means anything in today’s culture including Sonic Youth and Nick Cave.
“The Gun is Loaded” is a 37 minutes rant, performed at the end of the Reagan years, mixing social commentary with her own personal anger and she is really really angry. Politicians, parents, men & American consumerism all take a beating!
The bottom line? Life is depression, despair, and death. Lunch is the girl next door gone bad. Which makes us, her audience? Compliant sheep!
If you enjoy timeless critique of human nature and a loud chick spewing unresolved rage and doom at you, then this is the one for you!