«Judy Nylon» - biography, albums, songs, video clips

Judy Nylon is an American artist who moved to London in the very early 1970s. She was half of the punk act called Snatch, which also featured Patti Palladin. Only those who lived in New York and London during the era that spanned glam and punk are likely to appreciate her importance, most of which isn’t preserved in print, vinyl, or CD. In terms of cultural significance, she has been ranked with Patti Smith, The Raincoats, Chrissie Hynde, of The Pretenders, The Slits, Lydia Lunch, Siouxsie of Siouxsie and the Banshees and even Nico.

Her Pal Judy record was released in 1982 and has been described as “a classic rainy day bit of sound and song to drift away to”. It was co-produced by Judy Nylon and Adrian Sherwood of On-U Sound and Tackhead.

She is the Judy in Brian Eno’s Back In Judy’s Jungle. Nylon is responsible for inspiring the Eno version of ambient music (the back cover of his Discreet Music contains his version of how this happened).

See John Cale’s autobiography What’s Welsh For Zen as well as his song “The Man Who Couldn’t Afford To Orgy”. Also, for sound montage/cut-up techniques innovation (hers), see the Brian Eno Track “R.A.F.”, the B-side of King’s Lead Hat, which is Eno and Snatch, and released on Polydor.

A vinyl release, called Witch I, is, more or less, a Snatch roundup from 1983 can provide more information. It has photographs and liner notes provide by Jon Savage.