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|Born||December 24, 1952|
|Genres||Rock, folk, new wave|
|Labels||Various, including RCA Records (1980-1982)|
Pal Shazar is a US singer/songwriter. She was a founding member, with Andrew Chinich, of the 1980s new wave pop group Slow Children, and married one of the band's producers, Jules Shear, in the late 1980s.
Slow Children released two albums on the RCA Records label, the self titled debut in 1981 and Mad About Town in 1982. Shazar released several CDs, starting in the 1990s, on various labels.
Shazar is also a painter; an example of her work is featured on the cover of The Waterboys' Dream Harder album, and she has self-published a book of lyrics and art, Pal Shazar: The Illustrated Lyrics, in 2008.
Shazar was featured on the cover of photographer Linda Troeller's book The Erotic Lives of Women, which included photos that were also used for the graphics of Shazar's 1997 album Woman Under the Influence.
In May 2011 Shazar's first novel Janitor was self-published. It is an erotic story as told by the title character. The man's point of view is also expressed in the accompanying CD of 13 songs that illustrate every chapter. An excerpt from the book was previously published in a Penthouse Magazine feature "Women's Erotic Fiction".
In 2013 she self-published Pal Shazar's La Strada, a collection of 42 paintings, inspired by the 1954 film.
In January 2013 Shazar and her husband, singer/songwriter Jules Shear, released Shear Shazar. Produced by Julie Last, this is the first time Shear and Shazar made a record together. Their follow-up EP was released in 2014.
Slow Children albums
- Slow Children - 1981
- Mad About Town - 1982
Pal Shazar CD albums
- Cowbeat of My Heart - 1991
- There's a Wild Thing in the House - 1995
- Woman Under the Influence - 1997
- Safe - 1999
- Shazar No. 5 - 2002
- The Morning After - 2006
- "Psychedelicate"- 2009
- "Janitor"- 2011
Pal Shazar CD EPs
- The Requiem Tapes - 1994
- Promo CD - 1995
- Penny for Your Thoughts - 1996
- Walking and Talking Movie Soundtrack - 1996