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 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
  • 8 Eyed Spy (1981)
Live albums
  • Live (1981)
Compilation albums
  • 8 Eyed Spy (1997)
  • "Diddy Wah Diddy"/"Dead You Me Beside" (1980)


  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

8 Eyed Spy discography at Discogs