1994 – 1999 (5 years)
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
LungLeg were an indie band from Glasgow, formed in 1994, and disbanded in 1999. They were known for a sparsely recorded stop-start kind of music influenced by C86 and riot grrrl as much as by post-punk bands such as The Fall, Kleenex/LiLiPUT and The Fire Engines. Singer Jane McKeown is the sister of John McKeown from The Yummy Fur and the two bands often toured together and even sometimes sounded similar.
The original line-up, Jane McKeown ("Jane Egypt"), "Annie Spandex", Amanda Doorbar ("Jade Green") and Maureen Quinn ("Mo Mo") released two EPs in 1994 and 1995, both of which were "single of the week" in the Melody Maker. Jade left in 1996 to be replaced by Todd. This second line-up recorded their debut album, Maid To Minx, on which all songs were written by the band (as credited). However the lyrics for the title track 'Maid To Minx' were written by Danny Saunders (now of Correcto). The album had a more "poppy" feel, with longer songs, such as "Right Now Baby" and Franz Ferdinand favourite (they advised once that they planned to cover it), "Maid to Minx".
Jane was also the drummer in label-mates Dick Johnson, and when Maureen quit LungLeg in 1997 it was from this band that they recruited her replacement, Phillipa, who featured on their one and only tour of the US in 1998 with The Make-Up, as well as their last two singles, "Krayola" in 1998 and "Maid to Minx" 1999 (a new recording of the title track of their debut album). This preceded the US release of an entirely new recording of their debut album on Southern Records that August, however by that time Lungleg themselves were no more, having split after a final farewell gig in May '99. There are no plans to reform.
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