Lydia Lunch (born Lydia Koch on June 2, 1959 in Rochester, New York) is an American singer, poet, writer, and actress
whose career was spawned by the New York No Wave punk subculture in 1976. Her large and diverse body of work
typically features provocative and confrontational delivery and has maintained an anti-commercial, do-it-yourself ethic,
operating independently of major labels and distribution deals.
Lunch's early music, especially her work with Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, and her first solo album, Queen of Siam, are
the ones for which she is most well known.