Like mortification rites performed in lonely cells, these poems flow thick and warm, born of blood and tears. Solitary and intertwining, the voices of Lydia Lunch and Exene Cervenka call and respond, console and retreat as they evoke all the moods and scents of love and its lonely twin. Their words become their touchstones as they wander through murky days and feverish nights... carving hieroglyphs on the walls of barren rooms where lovers wail and cringe in horror as they become estranged... and strangers batter and claw at one another desperate for love. Sibylline throats open to honor the wild and the brave who hurl their passion into the darkness, trembling fiercely as moments vile and transcendent shiver alongside each other in the increasing chaos of a fearsome world.
For the past 20 years, Lydia Lunch and Exene Cervenka have channeled the fury, anguish and beauty of their vision through music, film, video, visual art and photography, the written and the spoken word. Kindred spirits in their determination to challenge repression and deception on every level - social, personal and political - they have allied their energies to create written and spoken word collaborations, beginning with Adulterers Anonymous in 1983.