Shotgun Wedding (album)

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Shotgun Wedding
Studio album by Rowland S. Howard/Lydia Lunch
Released 1991
Recorded May 1991 at Easley Studios, Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Genre Punk blues
Length 16:52
Label Triple X
Producer J. G. Thirlwell
Rowland S. Howard chronology
Shotgun Wedding
Teenage Snuff Film
Lydia Lunch chronology
Don't Fear the Reaper
Shotgun Wedding

Shotgun Wedding is the only studio album by Lydia Lunch and Rowland S. Howard. It was released in 1991, through record label Triple X.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Lunch, except as noted, all music composed by Howard, except as noted.

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Burning Skulls"   Jeremy Gluck Mark Taylor  
2. "In My Time of Dying"   John Bonham, Jimmy Page, Jones, Robert Plant    
3. "Solar Hex"   Lunch Lunch  
4. "Endless Fall"        
5. "What Is Memory"   Lunch Lunch  
6. "Pigeon Town"        
7. "Cisco Sunset"        
8. "Incubator"        
9. "Black Juju"   Dunnis Dunaway Dunaway  

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media (6.9/10)[2]
Q 3/5 stars[3]

AllMusic called the album an "alternative rock gem" and "one of Lunch's greatest achievements."[1] Record Collector called it "an essential document for darkside dog-walkers, as both a reaffirmation of Howard's innovatory visions and snapshot of one of the last century's great damage-wallowing couples in fetid creative union."[4]


  • J. G. Thirlwell – production
  • Martin Bisi – mixing engineer
  • Steve Martinez – sleeve art direction
  • David Anthony – sleeve photography
  • Ingrid Roisland – sleeve typesetting


  1. ^ a b Henderson, Alex. "Shotgun Wedding". Allmusic. Retrieved February 23, 2013. 
  2. ^ Byrd, Steven. "Lydia Lunch and Rowland S. Howard: Shotgun Wedding". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved March 23, 2013. 
  3. ^ columnist (August 1999). "Shotgun Wedding". Q: 130. 
  4. ^ Needs, Kris. "Shotgun Wedding –Lydia Lunch & Rowland S. Howard |". Retrieved 15 February 2013. 

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