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Band: the Jesus Lizard

Postby LaSalle bon Dioxide on Thu Dec 04, 2003 5:01 am

Their live shows were other worldly.
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Postby todd_v on Thu Dec 04, 2003 7:53 am

Not Crap of course.

I miss being able to see The Jesus Lizard live.

Does anyone know what David Yow is doing now?
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Postby gcbv on Thu Dec 04, 2003 9:36 am

Ask him. He's on Friendster. Ha!

Jesus Lizard live. Oh god. The sheer fucking beauty.

Of course, we're talking with Mac McNeilly.
But I digress. Please continue with the squirrel circuit semantic debate.
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Postby Mr. Chimp on Thu Dec 04, 2003 9:55 am

Emphatically NOT CRAP

Oh the stories. Oh the live shows.

The first e.p. was circulating my senior year in high school, lauded for both content and pedigree.

Then the Chrome/7 vs. 8 single came out. Holy Lord. I wore that one out.

Then one of my best friends went to college at U of I Champaign at the end of the summer. The day before I went to school he called me up and told me to go see TJL as he had just seen them play and they were playing in Chicago tonight. Went to the Cubby Bear (!?! remember when they used to book good shows?) and saw what was to be a defining moment in rock/punk/aggro music history. The Jesus Lizard opening for Urge Overkill and the Didjits. Sweet Baby Jesus Santa.

So many stories....how about when Prof. Albini came out and played the Dicks' "Wheelchair Epidemic" at the Lounge Ax?

Without question, the best band, the most visceral shows that I have ever had the pleasure of experiencing over and over. I've learned great amounts from exposure to their tightly wound berserker rain dance.

Mac for drum part engineering prowess
Duane for slashing spidery guitarcraft
D Wm. Sims for being the quintessential bass player
Yow for his Yowness

Have probably ruined me for live rock music.
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Postby Dylan on Thu Dec 04, 2003 2:30 pm

I think my very first show at Lounge Ax. Nice moment where Yow tried to shove the mic down a guy's throat.

NOT CRAP.
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Postby stewie on Thu Dec 04, 2003 4:05 pm

An astonishing band, and very not crap.

Although, I found it hard to enjoy "Blue", and the only time I saw them live was a few months before they broke up and it wasn't as life-changing as others have described.

I remember at that gig that they had a replacement drummer (Brendan Murphy) who was very solid but nothing like McNeilly. Also, they played "Killer McHann" in 8/8 rather than 7/8, which was pretty disturbing to hear. I don't know if they did that to accomodate the new drummer, but I wasn't too impressed.
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Postby the Classical on Thu Dec 04, 2003 4:07 pm

I met my future wife at a jesus lizard show
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Postby Mr. Chimp on Thu Dec 04, 2003 5:21 pm

I met my future wife at a jesus lizard show


That is one of the most beautiful things that I have ever heard.

My lady's concept of good loud music is the Supersuckers. Not bad, but margarine.
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My wife has my favorite Yow story...

Postby lumpenprole on Fri Dec 05, 2003 1:00 pm

She was working at the UNM radio station in Albuquerque (where we met), and she did a bunch of publicity for the Lizard, so she got invited to meet them. She was pretty young and all nervous around a band she really loved. But she's meeting all of them and they're really nice, and relaxed and thankful, and a bunch of stuff she's never gotten from assholes in asshole bands. So then Yow comes in and they grab him and he starts shaking her hand then leans into the garbage and starts retching. However, he never stops shaking her hand the whole time he's puking his guts out. She tells that story all the time.

Now that's a gentleman!
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Postby Michaelx13 on Sat Dec 06, 2003 10:30 am

such greatness. The worlds greatest frontman hands down. I don't know if i should cry or blow a load in my pants.Wait, I can do both.
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Postby Schaal on Wed Dec 10, 2003 1:12 pm

Will never be crap.

Inspired me to quit being a fimnerd and be a drummer again.
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Postby LaSalle bon Dioxide on Sat Dec 27, 2003 12:22 pm

Bump.

Someone certainly thinks they are crap (I can't imagine who or why, unless you take Blue into consideration, which was a serious disappointment), don't they?
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Postby Schaal on Wed Dec 31, 2003 5:00 pm

I think "Blue" was just sort of an excuse to hang out with Andy Gill and fulfill their contract w/ Capital.
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Postby revrantMeat on Sun Apr 11, 2004 11:16 am

amazing
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Postby STF on Mon Apr 12, 2004 12:15 am

Their live shows... the word towering comes to mind.

Why'd we vote on this?
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Postby stewie on Mon Apr 12, 2004 4:14 pm

Someone just broke their perfect Not Crap rating.

Ok, who here is fucking deaf and voted Crap?
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ok

Postby Superking on Mon Apr 12, 2004 5:26 pm

OK, OK.... I did it.... I couldn't help myself...

I mean, they were running away with it. Sorry.

I am not fully qualified to even vote on this one, truth be told. But people I trust and admire have touted this band as the greatest thing on god's earth for a long, long time. And for whatever reason, I never got it.

So, as a peace offering, I will try once again: I will buy a JL record. Now: which one?

Alright,

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Re: ok

Postby clocker bob on Mon Apr 12, 2004 9:00 pm

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Postby anesthesiadrone on Fri Apr 23, 2004 10:52 pm

the 2 percent voting for crap must be peed upon
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Re: ok

Postby LaSalle bon Dioxide on Sat Apr 24, 2004 12:40 pm

Superking wrote:OK, OK.... I did it.... I couldn't help myself...

I mean, they were running away with it. Sorry.

I am not fully qualified to even vote on this one, truth be told. But people I trust and admire have touted this band as the greatest thing on god's earth for a long, long time. And for whatever reason, I never got it.

So, as a peace offering, I will try once again: I will buy a JL record. Now: which one?

Alright,

Mr. King


You ass... There is no reason on God's green earth that this band deserves to have its perfect not crap rating tainted, except maybe for releasing BLUE. Even with BLUE, TJL is so far more not crap than crap that it is absolutely ridiculous. TJL defines what "not crap" means.
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