Wednesday, 25 March 2009

REPOST - Rosa Yemen (AKA Lizzy Mercier Descloux)

(Photo by Lisa Genet.)

The late Lizzy Mercier Descloux pictured here with Richard Hell and at top with Patti Smith.
You can get the 'Rosa Yemen' (L.M.D. - vocals & guitar and JD Barnes - guitar) EP which came out on ZE Records in 1979 here.
This was one of my favourite releases in the first wave of ZE 12" which included James Chance, Mars and DNA.
Bonus track of 'Morning High' (a bi-lingual reading of Arthur Rimbaud's poem 'matinee d'ivresse') by L.M.D. & Patti Smith here.


  1. thanks... what's goin' on down there mona? haven't had a connection myself for a couple weeks but am back now. hope all is well.

  2. I was looking at that photo and thought, damn that looks like patti Smith. Lo and beholden it was

  3. Hi Mona,

    I like all the information etc. on your blog.
    In your Lizzy M.D. posting, the middle photograph of her (the studio shot w/her hand over her heart) was taken by me, Lisa Genet. I am flattered that you used it; could you please give me the photo credit. It was a great loss when she passed on, and a great shock. She is one missed dame!

    Thank you for the consideration,
    Lisa Genet

    The words of all days: Kindness & Compassion

  4. thanks for posting , i've always liked this record & am glad to now have a digital copy , thanks to you