Real Name:
Lyn Byrd, Oliver North, Nicholas West
The Comateens were formed in New York in 1978 by Ramona Jan (guitar), Nik North (bass, vocals), and a drum machine. After Lyn Byrd (synthesizer, vocals) and Oliver North (guitar, vocals) joined the group, they recorded their self-titled debut LP in 1981. The album became a cult favorite among college hipsters, especially the band's remake of “The Munsters Theme". However, the Comateens actually gained a larger following in Europe, wherein the group's quirks – such as the necrophilia tale “Cool Chick" – were more easily digested. The band released two more LPs – 1983's Pictures on a String and 1984's Deal With It – and then split up in 1985. Byrd and Oliver North eventually reunited in North and Byrd, but North passed away soon thereafter.

Comateens Discography


6.24956 Comateens Comateens (Album) Cachalot Records 6.24956 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
814 078-1 M-1 Comateens Pictures On A String (Album) Jupiter Records, Jupiter Records 814 078-1 M-1 US 1983 Sell This Version
I-206.675 Comateens Deal With It (Album) Jupiter Records I-206.675 Spain 1984 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none Comateens Cool Chick / Danger Zone(7", Single) Teenmaster Records none US 1979 Sell This Version
SWAG 17 Comateens Late Night City(7", Single) Criminal Records (6) SWAG 17 UK 1980 Sell This Version
200 221 Comateens Ghosts (Single, Maxi) Call Me Records 200 221 France 1981 Sell This Version
100 165 Comateens Late Night City - Munsters / Nightmare(7") Call Me Records 100 165 France 1981 Sell This Version
PRO 223-1 Comateens Get Off My Case (Remix) (Single) Mercury PRO 223-1 US 1983 Sell This Version
105371 Comateens The Late Mistake (Single) Virgin 105371 France 1983 Sell This Version
6.20367 AE Comateens Resist Her (Single, Maxi) Mercury, Mercury, Virgin, Virgin 6.20367 AE Germany 1984 Sell This Version
SA 3012 Comateens Don't Come Back (Single, Maxi) Virgin SA 3012 France 1984 Sell This Version
30453 Comateens A Place For Me (Single) Virgin 30453 France 1991 Sell This Version


70836 Comateens One By One - Best Of Comateens (Comp) Virgin 70836 France 1991 Sell This Version