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Perry Pandrea
A photograph of Perry Pandrea at his home, shown in the documentary Demystifying the Devil.
A photograph of Perry Pandrea at his home, shown in the documentary Demystifying the Devil.
Background information
Birth name Perry Pandrea
Also known as Zsa Zsa Speck
Born 1967
Genre(s) Rapcore, alternative metal
Occupation(s) Teacher, musician, vocalist, keyboardist
Instrument(s) Vocals, keyboard
Years active 1989–1994
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.

Biography[edit]

In 1989, Pandrea played in a band named Mirror Mirror alongside with future Marilyn Manson and the Spooky Kids bandmate Brian Tutunick (A.K.A. Olivia Newton Bundy).

According to Manson's autobiography, The Long Hard Road Out of Hell, Pandrea was the third member to be recruited for the group.[1] 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.[2] 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.

References[edit]

  1. The Long Hard Road Out of Hell. ReganBooks. Marilyn Manson. April 1, 1999. pp. 90
  2. Demystifying the Devil. Ventura Distribution. Brian Tutunick. October 17, 2000.
Members of Marilyn Manson
Current Marilyn MansonTwiggy
Former Olivia Newton BundyZsa Zsa SpeckGidget GeinSara Lee LucasDaisy BerkowitzZim ZumJohn 5Mark ChausseeTim SkoldMadonna Wayne GacyRob HollidayWes BorlandAndy GeroldGinger FishChris VrennaFred Sablan
Associated performers
Current Tyler BatesGil SharonePaul Wiley
Former Jason SutterSpencer RollinsDaniel Fox