Meg Lee Chin

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The onetime frontwoman for the all-female noise unit Crunch as well as a member of the industrial supergroup Pigface, Meg Lee Chin was born in Taipei, Taiwan; after building a radio at age ten, she worked…
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The onetime frontwoman for the all-female noise unit Crunch as well as a member of the industrial supergroup Pigface, Meg Lee Chin was born in Taipei, Taiwan; after building a radio at age ten, she worked as a sound engineer while studying experimental art and video production at San Francisco State University, forming her first band, Felix Natural, during the early 1980s. After recording Faith No More's earliest demos, Chin went on to co-found the short-lived Teknofear with Lunachicks drummer Becky Wreck and Swans guitarist Joe Goldring; frustrated with American life, she spent the late '80s living in London, she eventually formed Crunch, the first Western act to perform in the Ukraine in the wake of its liberation from the USSR. Upon returning to the U.S., Chin spent a single day as the singer for Butch Vig's embryonic Garbage before conflicts with her new bandmates forced her to leave the project; she then built her own recording studio, dubbed Egg, and after appearing on Pigface's 1997 LP A New High in Low as well as its follow-up, Below the Belt, she released her solo debut Piece and Love in 1999. Her second solo effort, Junkies and Snakes, was released the following year.