Friday, May 1, 2009

Lyres - 1979 - How do You Know 7'' (US)

Lyres - 1979 - How do You Know 7'' (US)
Lyres (sometimes credited as The Lyres) are a Boston-area alternative rock musical group led by Jeff "Monoman" Conolly. Lyres were founded in 1979 following the breakup of DMZ. Their most popular songs included "What A Girl Can't Do" and "Help You Ann". The original lineup of the band featured DMZ guitarist J.J. Rassler.
Former DMZ members Rassler, Rick Coraccio, Paul Murphy, and Peter Greenberg had rejoined Connolly in Lyres over the course of their existence (from 1979 to the early 2000s). Miriam Linna, former drummer of The Cramps and The A-Bones, played in Lyres in 1986. Stiv Bators of The Dead Boys and Lords of the New Church, and Wally Tax of The Outsiders also recorded with Lyres in the late 1980s.
Lyres were less active in the 1990s, due to Conolly living in California and in Europe for brief periods of time. After a renewed period of activity in the early 2000s, the band went through another dormant period up until 2005. The band has been playing regularly during the last two years. Conolly is the only member who has been in every lineup during the large number of personnel changes that Lyres have gone through over the years.
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gorehound13 said...

I am from Boston ans recorded this band in the 1970's.
There is an album called Night of the living lyres.i think that is the name of it.i have no credits on this as mono and i aren't friends at all but if you hsppen to see Lyres at Cantones then it is from my 4track live recordings.
i am jordan kratz longtime punk rocker.

isksp said...

gonna look for it... appreciate the tip!