Live Skull was formed in 1982 by guitarists Mark C and Tom Paine with Marnie Greenholz on bass and James Lo on drums. Together with Sonic Youth and Swans, Live Skull defined the term “noise rock” in the 1980s, spearheading the post-No Wave underground music scene in NYC with a series of legendary live performances and eight records released over the course of that decade. Live Skull broke up in 1989 after a series of member turnovers including Thalia Zedek as lead vocalist. Live Skull played at The Kitchen’s 8BC Nights.