Meg Lee Chin

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Meg Lee Chin
Meg Lee Chin.jpg
Background information
Origin Taipei, Taiwan
Genres Industrial music
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instruments Vocalist
Associated acts Pigface, Teknofear, Crunch
Website http://www.megleechin.com

Meg Lee Chin is best known for her work with the anarchic industrial supergroup Pigface, headed by Martin Atkins of Invisible Records.[1] She built her own recording studio dubbed Egg, where she recorded her first album,[2] and after appearing on Pigface's 1997 LP A New High in Low as well as its follow-up, Below the Belt, she released the solo debut Piece and Love in 1999. Her second solo effort Junkies and Snakes was released the following year.[3] Signed to Invisible for five years, she left the label in 2002.

Early years[edit]

Meg Lee Chin was born in Taipei, Taiwan, to a US Air Force electronics engineer and mother who was Taiwanese.[4] After building a radio at age ten, she worked as a sound engineer while studying experimental art and video production at San Francisco State University, forming her first band, Felix Natural, during the early 1980s. Chin went on to co-found the short-lived Teknofear with Lunachicks drummer Becky Wreck and Swans guitarist Joe Goldring; frustrated with American life, she spent the late 1980s living in London, and eventually formed the all-female band Crunch.[3]

Meg went to San Francisco State University where she recorded Faith No More's first ever demo [3] with Courtney Love briefly on vocals (It was later erased).

Debut album[edit]

Her debut album Piece and Love was recorded in her London flat.[2] Released in September 1999,[5] the album achieved critical acclaim on the darkwave, industrial underground scene and was hot-tipped in Billboard magazine.

Other recordings[edit]

Other works include a remix album Junkies and Snakes,[5] also released on Invisible, along with some remixed covers of Ministry, David Bowie and Dead Kennedys tracks. A notable track, "Nutopia", paints an apocalyptic vision of the future as a twist on Alan Ginsberg's poem "Howl". Tracks have appeared on Showtime's "Queer as Folk",[6][7] Warner Bros. Records "Witchblade" [8] and "Sleeper Cell".[9]

Chin worked as an engineer for Underground Inc. releases such as the 2004 release of What's the Word, Volume One, featuring Jello Biafra, Mike Ladd, among others.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Meg lives in London, England[3] where she has developed and co-founded a website, Gearslutz.com,[11] which is a pro-audio producer and sound engineer's forum.

Albums[edit]

Piece And Love (1999)[edit]

Track list:

  1. Thing
  2. Heavy Scene (Yeah!)
  3. Swallowing You
  4. Nutopia
  5. London
  6. Bottle
  7. Sunrise
  8. Sweat
  9. Deeper
  10. Swallowing You - Subgenius mix

Junkies And Snakes (2000)[edit]

Track list:

  1. Thing (Critter Fish Mix)
  2. Heavy Scene (Radio Edit)
  3. And God She Created Civilization
  4. Nutopia (Subgenius Mix)
  5. Bottle (J. Hotrod Mix)
  6. Heavy Scene (Bag Full Of Fun Mix)
  7. Bittersweet And Sour

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Listen to free music and watch videos with the largest music catalogue online". Last.fm. 2013-11-26. Retrieved 2014-08-12. 
  2. ^ a b "Meg lee Chin". Archived from the original on November 3, 2006. Retrieved December 1, 2007. 
  3. ^ a b c d [1][dead link]
  4. ^ http://www.megleechin.com/
  5. ^ a b "Piece & Love: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2014-08-12. 
  6. ^ "Invisible Records Home". Invisiblerecords.com. Retrieved 2014-08-12. 
  7. ^ "Queer as Folk - Season 1, Episode 1: Premiere". TV.com. Retrieved 2014-08-12. 
  8. ^ [2] Archived November 14, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ "Sleeper Cell: Amazon.co.uk: Music". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-08-12. 
  10. ^ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/whats-the-word-vol-1/9165533;jsessionid=8F7B867E94DF452694DD871226908CB9.prodny_store02-atgap10?ean=0637642110226
  11. ^ "Gearslutz.com". Gearslutz.com. Retrieved 2015-01-06. 

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