Spiders & Snakes: Year Of The Snake

Creepy-crawly glam vets hit quarter-century.

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While Lizzie Grey’s bandmates in LA group London went on to Crüe and GN’R mega-fame, the singer-guitarist formed Spiders & Snakes 25 years ago and has been polishing the band’s 70s glam-metal warhead ever since – almost to the point of hilarious parody going on their smoothly buffed ninth album’s grab-bag of softcore arachno-anachronisms.

Tracks include a remake of Angel’s 1978 hit I Ain’t Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore, bolstered by members of 80s outfits Steeler and Bitch.

Kris Needs

Kris Needs is a British journalist and author, known for writings on music from the 1970s onwards. Previously secretary of the Mott The Hoople fan club, he became editor of ZigZag in 1977 and has written biographies of stars including Primal Scream, Joe Strummer and Keith Richards. He's also written for MOJO, Record Collector, Classic Rock, Prog, Electronic Sound, Vive Le Rock and Shindig!