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Top 7 Musical Influences of LIZZIE creator Tim Maner

Posted by Alice Hodge | 17 June 2014

The LIZZIE creators: (l-r) Tim Maner, Alan Stevens Hewitt and Steven Cheslik-deMeyer.

In the final installment of this three part series, we asked co-creator Tim Maner (left) for his musical influences behind LIZZIE.



For me, not being one of the two lead composers - the musical references were much more about performance and style: Ozzy and the pigeons, Cooper and gothic rock, KISS for the blood and fire, Meatloaf for a style of rock performance and story telling in "Paradise" by the Dasboard Light — and then it's the Runaways, Grace Slick, Pat Benatar, Chirssie Hynde, Stevie Nicks up to Sleater-Kinney and L7 — it's about some kind of bridge between the theatricality of rock spectacle and the raw energy of riot grrrl attitude.

Clearly, Pink Floyd and JCS [Jesus Christ Super Star] were part of the mix in my head for "Questions. Questions."

1. Ozzy Osburne

Ozzy performing "Over the Mountain" live in 1982. For the full story on the infamous pigeons, click here.


2. Alice Cooper

 "Welcome to my Nightmare" live from Alice Cooper's 1979 Madhouse Rock Tour.



KISS's live at the Summit - Love Gun Tour, 1977. We tried to narrow it down to one song, but decided to go with the whole darn show.


4. Meatloaf

Meatloaf's "Paradise by the Dashboard Light"


5. Stevie Nicks - Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mac's "Rhiannon" live from 1976. Stevie really gets going around the forth minute.


6. Sleator Kinney

Sleator-Kinney live in 1996.


7. L7

L7 "Wargasm" live in Rio - with Curt Cobain and Courtney Love on stage.



Check out Part 1 of the LIZZIE Influences series with Steven Cheslik-deMeyers

And Part 2 of the LIZZIE Influences series with Alan Stevens Hewitt


LIZZIE runs now through June 29.


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