12 Songs, 42 Minutes


About The Nymphs

The hard-luck story of Inger Lorre and the Nymphs should be administered by law to every hard rock hopeful who makes his or her way to L.A. and the record industry. Forming the Nymphs in New Jersey in the mid-'80s, Lorre and guitarist Jet soon headed west, where they hooked up with second guitarist Sam Merrick, drummer Alex Kirst, and bassist Cliff D. Things were looking good. There was label interest in the band's moody mix of punk and goth, glam and grunge, and by late 1989 the Nymphs had signed a deal with Geffen. However, it would be over two years before the band's eponymous debut appeared. In the meantime, Lorre and her crew were manipulated and repeatedly put on the shelf by A&R and label reps. Lorre's patience ran out in 1991, when, fed up and decidedly unsober, she urinated on the desk of A&R man Tom Zutaut. Geffen eventually issued Nymphs, but by that time a frustrated Lorre had had enough. She fled to New Jersey, and the Nymphs imploded. One posthumous EP was released. 1992's Practical Guide to Astral Projection included a few tracks from Nymphs, a couple of demos, and a decadent cover of Badfinger's "Come and Get It." A clean and sober Lorre would resurface almost a decade later with the strong solo effort Transcendental Medication ~ Johnny Loftus