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There are two artists called Lucky Pierre:
1) Kevin McMahon’s band
2) Aidan Moffat’s solo efforts

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1) Lucky Pierre is a long running band from Cleveland, Ohio that consisted of: Kevin McMahon (vocals/guitar), John Guciardo (lead guitar), Brian Dempsey (drums), and Dennis DeVito (bass). In late 1978, Guciardo & Dempsey left the band. Drummer Dave Zima and Bassist Tom Lash were added and DeVito switched to lead guitar. McMahon then went on hiatus until 1988, when Lucky Pierre recorded the Communiqué EP with Guciardo and Zima making guest appearances.

The 1988 line-up of Lucky Pierre included Trent Reznor (then of the Exotic Birds, later of Nine Inch Nails), and was managed by Exotic Birds/NIN manager John Malm, Jr… Lucky Pierre disbanded again after the recording of Communiqué, but Kevin McMahon remained in contact with Reznor and Malm, later releasing an album under the artist name Prick. After McMahon was dropped from Nothing Records,the vanity label Reznor and Malm created, he self released another Prick album before releasing an album in 2004 under Lucky Pierre entitled ‘Thinking’.

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2) Lucky Pierre or L. Pierre, is the name under which Arab Strap’s lead singer Aidan Moffat .In 2002, after apparently being challenged by Malcolm Middleton to release a solo album, Moffat released a solo album entitled Hypnogogia under the name “Lucky Pierre”. In 2005, after changing the name to “L. Pierre”, Moffat released an album called Touchpool.At the end of 2005 he also released the single ‘I Hate T-shirts That Say 1977’ together with rapper Notes.


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  • aGrimProduction

    50 bucks for the package is pricey these days, but I think Lucky Pierre/Prick is one of the few acts probably worth shelling out the dough for. Anything to keep Kevin writing music...

    28 Jul 2010 Reply
  • idlewoodarian

    Too bad people still listen to L.Pierre as Lucky Pierre, it doesn't help McMahon to be in the spot...

    9 Sep 2009 Reply
  • notjaysbestname

    Ok Moffat fans, look away for another second. went live last Sunday. In addition to other things, they're selling an album of early remastered material as well as the ThinKing album (the former at a later date). You can get a pre-release copy of ThinKing as part of a 50USD package (which also includes the remastered album and three other project releases). Enjoy

    24 Jun 2009 Reply
  • AnEndingAscent


    12 Mar 2009 Reply
  • tooth_less_slug

    touchpool's jacket is so nice.

    13 Nov 2008 Reply
  • tanner1985

    please add bogey on my 6. My favorite track from you.

    8 Oct 2008 Reply
  • digimon-master

    I knew Indy ;) My friend named his car that.

    1 Jun 2008 Reply
  • Indyalanjones1

    Lucky Pierre is the meat in a man sandwich, if you know what i mean. How many of you knew that eh? Eh?

    1 May 2008 Reply
  • evilzombie88

    I wish Kevin Mcmahon's Lucky Pierre was separate...

    28 Apr 2008 Reply
  • kifnitke

    i voted on a picture, and i changed it back again!

    16 Dec 2007 Reply
  • cacaw

    I want to stop seeing that goofy bastard on my page. where is the picture of kevin mcmahon?

    2 Jun 2007 Reply
  • aerozeppl

    Shouldn't the image and top wiki be for the band that has been around for 30 years?

    22 May 2007 Reply
  • kifnitke

    sсrew this arab guy and his band, he gives the wrong impression

    31 Jan 2007 Reply
  • MadCowDzz

    thendh, your update of the wiki explains it all... awesome =)

    29 Apr 2006 Reply
  • thendh

    Arab Strap's singer Aidan Moffat released his solo album under the name lucky pierre.

    20 Apr 2006 Reply
  • MadCowDzz

    Is there multiple Lucky Pierre's? I know the project by Prick vocalist (ThinKing), but I wouldn't call it ambient/downtempo...

    1 Apr 2006 Reply

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