Zsa Zsa Speck
A photograph of Perry Pandrea at his home, shown in the documentary Demystifying the Devil.
|Birth name||Perry Pandrea|
|Also known as||Zsa Zsa Speck|
|Genre(s)||Rapcore, alternative metal|
|Occupation(s)||Teacher, musician, vocalist, keyboardist|
|Label(s)||Atlantic, Beat Up Your Mom Music|
|Associated acts||Collapsing Lungs, Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids, Mirror Mirror|
Perry Pandrea, better known by the stage name Zsa Zsa Speck, was a musician. He was the vocalist of Collapsing Lungs, and has also previously been a member of Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids. His Marilyn Manson pseudonym is derived from Hollywood actress Zsa Zsa Gabor and American mass-murderer Richard Speck.
According to Manson's autobiography, The Long Hard Road Out of Hell, Pandrea was the third member to be recruited for the group. Brian Tutunick, better known as former Marilyn Manson bassist Olivia Newton Bundy, explains in the unauthorized documentary Demystifying the Devil that Pandrea did not want to be part of the band, as he does not want to affiliate himself with anything Satanic or shocking. In 1990, after the band had played their fourth show, Pandrea was fired from the band, along with Tutunick, and replaced by Madonna Wayne Gacy. He went on to join Tutunick's newly formed Collapsing Lungs in 1991, where he assumed the role of vocalist. The band was signed to Atlantic Records in 1993 and a year later they released their only major label release, an EP titled Colorblind. The band also headlined the 1993 Slammie Awards, where Marilyn Manson won several categories. Collapsing Lungs disbanded shortly after the release of Colorblind, with the departure of Tutunick, however the majority of the band resurfaced with slight lineup changes, under the name L.U.N.G.S., an acronym for "Losers Usually Never Get Signed".
Pandrea is reportedly now working as a school teacher, and does not like to talk about his time with the band.
- The Long Hard Road Out of Hell. ReganBooks. Marilyn Manson. April 1, 1999. pp. 90
- Demystifying the Devil. Ventura Distribution. Brian Tutunick. October 17, 2000.
|Members of Marilyn Manson|
|Current||Marilyn Manson • Twiggy|
|Former||Olivia Newton Bundy • Zsa Zsa Speck • Gidget Gein • Sara Lee Lucas • Daisy Berkowitz • Zim Zum • John 5 • Mark Chaussee • Tim Skold • Madonna Wayne Gacy • Rob Holliday • Wes Borland • Andy Gerold • Ginger Fish • Chris Vrenna • Fred Sablan|
|Current||Tyler Bates • Gil Sharone • Paul Wiley|
|Former||Jason Sutter • Spencer Rollins • Daniel Fox|