13.13

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13.13
Lydia Lunch - 13.13.jpeg
Studio album by 13.13
Released June 1982
Recorded
  • July 1981 at Perspective Sound, Sun Valley, California
  • August 1981 at Preferred Sound, Woodland Hills, California, United States
Length 39:58
Label Ruby
Producer
  • 13.13
  • Lydia Lunch
Lydia Lunch chronology
The Agony Is the Ecstacy
(1982)The Agony Is the Ecstacy1982
13.13
(1982)
In Limbo
(1984) In Limbo1984

13.13 is the second album by American artist Lydia Lunch, released in June 1982 by record label Ruby.

Content[edit]

Trouser Press writes that the album "[revives] the grind-and-caterwaul of Teenage Jesus as filtered through Metal Box-era PiL, all deviant guitar and rolling rhythms.[1] UK magazine Fact wrote that "sonically it comes over like a more droning, dissolute Stateside cousin of Siouxsie & the Banshees' Juju".[2]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2/5 stars[3]
Trouser Press mixed[1]

13.13 has divided critics. Trouser Press wrote that "Like her previous stuff, it manages to be simultaneously fascinating and annoying."[1] In its retrospective review, Fact magazine qualified it as a "masterpiece".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by 13.13 (Dix Denney, Lydia Lunch, Cliff Martinez and Gregg Williams), except as noted.

Side A
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Stares to Nowhere"   4:15
2. "3x3"   6:05
3. "This Side of Nowhere" Lydia Lunch 4:15
4. "Snakepit Breakdown" Lydia Lunch 4:07
Side B
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Dance of the Dead Children" Lydia Lunch 2:49
2. "Suicide Ocean"   5:56
3. "Lock Your Door"   5:27
4. "Afraid of Your Company"   7:04

Personnel[edit]

13.13
Production and additional personnel

Charts[edit]

Chart (1982) Peak
position
UK Indie Chart 19[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Payes, Robert; Sheridan, David; Grant, Steven; Robbins, Ira. "TrouserPress.com :: Lydia Lunch". TrouserPress.com. Retrieved July 21, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Lydia Lunch's 13.13 Reissued – Fact Music: Music News, New Music.". Fact. January 27, 2011. Retrieved August 16, 2016. 
  3. ^ "13 13 – Lydia Lunch | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved August 16, 2016. 
  4. ^ Lazell, Barry (1997). Indie Hits 1980-1989. Cherry Red Books. Archived from the original on January 5, 2010. Retrieved September 5, 2014. 

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