Spider (American band)

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Also known asShanghai
OriginNew York, United States
GenresHard rock
Years active1977–1984
LabelsDreamland, Chrysalis
Associated actsDevice, Paul Shaffer, KISS, Frehley's Comet
Past membersAmanda Blue Leigh
Keith Lentin
Jim Lowell
Beau Hill
Holly Knight
Anton Fig

Spider was an American rock band from New York, United States, that formed in 1977 and disbanded in 1984. They released two studio albums through Dreamland Records, an RSO sub-label, in the early 1980s, and scored a few moderate hit singles in the United States.[1] Two songs from their 1981 album Between the Lines - "Change" and "Better Be Good to Me" - were hits for John Waite and Tina Turner, respectively. In 1982 they changed the name to Shanghai and released their third and final album.[1]

Holly Knight left the band before the third album and Beau Hill replaced her on keyboards. Hill has been best known as an accomplished producer. Knight went on to become a successful songwriter for various artists and later formed Device. Anton Fig and Jim Lowell toured with Link Wray and appeared on his live album Live at the Paradiso, recorded in 1979. Fig became a session drummer for several different bands throughout the rest of the 1980s, and later went on to play in Paul Shaffer's band on Late Night with David Letterman.





  • "New Romance (It's a Mystery)" (1980) U.S. No. 39
  • "Everything Is Alright" (1980) U.S. No. 86
  • "Little Darlin'" (1980)
  • "It Didn't Take Long" (1981) U.S. No. 43
  • "Better Be Good to Me" (1981)[2]


  1. ^ a b Colin Larkin, ed. (1995). The Guinness Who’s Who of Heavy Metal (Second ed.). Guinness Publishing. p. 336. ISBN 0-85112-656-1.
  2. ^ "Spider (12)". Discogs.com. Retrieved November 10, 2014.

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