8 Eyed Spy

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8 Eyed Spy
OriginNew York City, United States
GenresNo wave
Years active1979 (1979)–1980 (1980)
LabelsFetish Records (GB)
Associated actsTeenage Jesus and the Jerks, Beirut Slump
Past membersLydia Lunch
Jim Sclavunos
Michael Paumgardhen
Pat Irwin
George Scott III

8 Eyed Spy was an American no wave band from New York City,[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.[2]


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

They covered Bo Diddley's "Diddy Wah Diddy", 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]


Studio albums
Live albums
  • Live (cassette, ROIR, 1981)
Compilation albums


  1. ^ Dougan, John. "8 Eyed Spy – Music Biography, Credits and Discography : AllMusic". AllMusic. AllRovi. Retrieved June 9, 2013.
  2. ^ "8 Eyed Spy Discography at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved June 9, 2013.
  3. ^ a b Mason, Stewart. "8 Eyed Spy – 8 Eyed Spy : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". AllMusic. AllRovi. Retrieved June 9, 2013.
  4. ^ Payes, Robert; Sheridan, David; Grant, Steven; Robbins, Ira. "trouserpress.com :: Lydia Lunch". trouserpress.com. Retrieved June 9, 2013.

External links[edit]

8 Eyed Spy discography at Discogs