Lies to Live By

Lies to Live By is the sole studio album by American band The Del-Byzanteens, released in 1982 by record label Don't Fall Off the Mountain.

Lies to Live By
Studio album by
Released1982 (1982)
StudioSorcerer Studios
GenreNew Wave
LabelDon't Fall Off the Mountain
ProducerCharlie Walden, The Del-Byzanteens


"Draft Riot" features a "hyper-disco" beat and quirky guitar sounds that have been compared to the B-52's.[1]

"War" is a protest song in a funk punk style with "lyrics from Caribbean calypso records."[1]

"Sally Go Round the Roses" is in a "tray soul of the old Jaynettes' shuffle."[1]


Hot Press called the album "a debut equal to anything out of New York these past six years", and Melody Maker described it as "mighty stuff... You are strongly urged to investigate this record... outstanding."[2] Tiny Mix Tapes called it a "great one-time album".[3]


  1. Fricke, David. "Del-Byzanteens". Trouser Press. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  2. Christine Heise, "Lies, Sweet Lies - Jim Jarmusch ist kein Rockstar", in Jim Jarmusch, edited by Rolf Aurich and Stefan Reinecke von Bertz
  3. Monk, J (July 27, 2012). "The Del Byzanteens – Lies to Live By | DeLorean | Tiny Mix Tapes". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved May 16, 2016.
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