Q Lazzarus

Alternative rock, Musical Artist

1955 –

Who is Q Lazzarus?

Q Lazzarus is an American singer, best known as a one-hit wonder for the 1988 song "Goodbye Horses", which was featured in Married to the Mob, The Silence of the Lambs, Clerks II, Lakai Footwear's Fully Flared, Unhinged: The Jesse Hicks Story, Rockstar's video game Grand Theft Auto IV, EA's video game Skate 3, and TV shows Family Guy and Nip Tuck. The music and lyrics of the song were written by William Garvey. It was originally recorded by Q Lazzarus in 1988, but later re-released as a single in 1991, with a greater duration, as a result of its appearance in Silence of the Lambs. The infamous scene in which the track plays has garnered it the popular nickname "The Buffalo Bill Song".

Q Lazzarus appeared in the 1986 film Something Wild performing "The Candle Goes Away" and in the 1993 film Philadelphia performing "Heaven" from the Talking Heads album Fear of Music. She also contributed music to the 1996 underground film Twisted.

Q Lazzarus is known for having a husky contralto voice. Before she was discovered as a singer, she worked as a taxi driver in New York City. The ensemble of Q Lazzarus dissolved at some point before 1996. Apart from Q Lazzarus, Mark Barrett and songwriter William Garvey, nothing is publicly known about the other band members. William Garvey died in August 2009.

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Born
1955
Also known as
  • Q. Lazzarus
  • Q. Lazzarous
  • Q. Lazarus
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession