Bands that should have made it big…The Nymphs
The Palace : Hollywood
January 28, 1991
Part two of a four-part series I’m doing this week, featuring bands that should have made it big, but for one reason or another it just didn’t happen. Each day I will add a new band and a new photo.
The Nymphs had it all – great songs, a great CD, an authentically wild lead singer, a kick ass live show and, most importantly – controversy. After the band’s A&R Rep at Geffen insisted they not play any more live shows in L.A. until they finished their long awaited CD, the band’s singer, Inger Lorre burst into his office in a drunken rage, and pissed all over his desk.
That relationship was bound to get ugly. The Nymphs had always wanted to sign with a small indie label, but couldn’t pass up Geffen Record’s offer of an advance just under one million dollars. Somehow, after the peeing incident, the CD was quickly released, but unfortunately the first single didn’t take off and the label seemed to de-prioritize the band. Then, in February of 1991, Inger’s boyfriend – Chris Schlosshardt of The Sea Hags – died of a heroine overdose. This was the final nail in the coffin for the Nymphs. Inger never recovered from her loss and the band fell apart.
Photographed with an old Canon F-1, a cheap, no name 28mm-70mm lens and a Sunpak 100 flash. Shot on Fujichrome film.