The band released two further singles, both of which were hits on the UK Indie Chart, before releasing their first, self-titled album in 1982. A second album, Some Songs, was released in December 1983, by which time the band had split up. In 1993, Swiss label Off Course Records released a 46-track double-disc CD collecting Kleenex/LiLiPUT's 1978-83 releases. In 2001 it was re-issued in the USA by the Kill Rock Stars label and subsequently on a 4 LP Box-Set on Mississippi Records. Kurt Cobain from Nirvana listed the band on his Top 50 favorites albums. In 2010, Kill Rock Stars released a 24-track CD/DVD set Live Recordings, TV-Clips, and Roadmovie. On 15 May 2016, guitarist Marlene Marder died at age 61. Band member chronology 1978: Klaudia Schiff, Lislot Ha, Regula Sing, Rudolph Dietrich, Gogi 1978-1979: Klaudia Schiff, Marlene Marder, Lislot Ha, Regula Sing 1979-1980: Klaudia Schiff, Marlene Marder, Lislot Ha, Chrigle Freund, Angie Barrack 1981: Klaudia Schiff, Marlene Marder, Chrigle Freund 1981-1982: Klaudia Schiff, Marlene Marder, Astrid Spirit, Beat Schlatter, Christoph Herzog 1982-1983: Klaudia Schiff, Marlene Marder, Astrid Spirit LiLiPUT's exuberant sound combined spirited thrashy post-punk with unconventional vocals and lyrics, both in English and German. Their music featured husky or squealing female vocals, ramshackle drums, scratchy and twanging guitar, thick funky bass, saxophone and occasionally flute, violin, or other instruments. The cut-up surreality of their lyrics and energetic sound put them in a league with bands like The Raincoats (frequent tour partners), Delta 5, The Slits, Essential Logic and Bush Tetras.
The band's sound developed throughout their career, due in part to line-up changes; the earlier recordings are more noisy and energetic, while the later songs are more complex and haunting. Discography Singles as Kleenex "Ain't You" / "Hedi's Head" (1978), Rough Trade "You" (Friendly Side)/"Ü" (Angry Side) (1979), Rough Trade as LiLiPUT "Eisiger Wind" / "When The Cat's Away Then The Mice Will Play" (1980), Off Course - reissued (1981), Rough Trade - UK Indie No. 17 "Die Matrosen" / "Split" (1980), Rough Trade - UK Indie No. 31 "The Jatz" / "You Did It" (1983), Rough Trade EPs Kleenex (1978), Sunrise Albums Liliput (1982), Rough Trade Some Songs (1983), Rough Trade LiLiPUT (1993), Off Course (compilation) Live Recordings, TV-Clips, and Roadmovie CD/DVD (2010), Kill Rock Stars Video Live Recordings, TV-Clips, and Roadmovie CD/DVD, 2010 Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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