The Nymphs, 1989
|Genres||Alternative rock, Grunge, Glam punk|
|Associated acts||Leaving Trains, Iggy Pop, The Trolls, Jeff Buckley|
|Past members||Inger Lorre
The Nymphs were an alternative rock band of the late 1980s and early 1990s with lead singer Inger Lorre. The band was signed to Geffen Records, and released their only album in 1991. The Nymphs were known for their wild stage shows and their rebellious attitude towards record companies. The band formed in 1985 and broke up in 1992.
- Inger Lorre – lead vocals
- Jet Freedom (aka Geoff Siegel) – guitar
- Sam Merrick – guitar
- Cliff D. (aka Cliff Jones) – bass
- Alex Kirst – drums (died 2011)
Lorre and guitarist Jet Freedom (real name: Geoff Siegel) formed the band in New Jersey in the mid 1980s. The band moved to Los Angeles to pursue their musical careers, and after two members returned to New Jersey, Lorre and Jet recruited guitarist Sam Merrick, drummer Alex Kirst and bass player Cliff D. (Cliff Jones).
The band was hoping to sign with an alternative label such as Alternative Tentacles, but their reputation led to interest from the major labels. However, the band's wild behavior led to some companies losing interest.
After the Nymphs, Inger Lorre went on to record with Jeff Buckley and release solo albums. Alex Kirst went on to play drums for Iggy Pop. Geoff Siegel went on to do A&R for Columbia and Giant records. Sam Merrick briefly returned to his original band, Leaving Trains. He now plays guitar in Boise, Idaho based band a.k.a. Belle.
Alex Kirst died on January 13, 2011 as the result of a car accident. His body was found just before midnight near Date Palm and Gerald Ford Drive in Cathedral City, California. He was 47. Kirst is the brother of guitarist Whitey Kirst, who has also played with Iggy Pop.
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