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Spider were an American rock band from New York City. They formed in 1977 and broke up in 1984. The band released two studio albums through Dreamland Records in the early 1980s and scored a few moderate hit singles in the United States. Two of their songs from their 1981 album Between the Lines - "Change" and "Better Be Good to Me" - were hits for John Waite and Tina Turner, respectively.

Anton Fig became a session drummer for several different bands throughout the rest of the 1980s, and later went on to play in Paul Shaffer's band on Late Night with David Letterman.

Fig, along with founding members Jimmy Lowell (bass), Keith Lentin (guitars) and lead vocalist Amanda Blue went on to form Shang-hai replacing Knight with Beau Hill.

Following the disbanding of Spider, Knight continued to write and was involved in Heart's 1985 self-titled, comeback album, writing several songs, including the Top Ten "Never." Knight soon joined forces with lead vocalist Paul Engemann and guitarist Gene Black to form the rock trio Device. Again, the result was a minor hit with lead single "Hanging on a Heart Attack" and the parent album 22B3. It would be the only thing that they would release and Knight would continue to see other artists have more success with her songs. She issued a solo album in 1989 that made nary a ripple, but stayed a part of the musical landscape, notching songwriting hits with Tina Turner's "The Best," Aerosmith's "Rag Doll," Lou Gramm's "Just Between You and Me," and Pat Benatar's "Invincible."

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Spider/Between The Lines

  1. New Romance (It's A Mystery)
  2. Burning Love
  3. Shady Lady
  4. Everything Is Alright
  5. Crossfire
  6. Little Darlin'
  7. Brotherly Love
  8. What's Going On
  9. Don't Waste Your Time
  10. Zero
  11. Change
  12. I Think I Like It
  13. Between The Lines
  14. It Didn't Take Long
  15. Going By
  16. Better Be Good To Me
  17. Can't Live This Way Anymore
  18. Faces Are Changing
  19. Go And Run
  20. I Love