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Scratch Acid - 100% match to The Jesus Lizard

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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Formed in Austin, Texas, USA, in 1982, Scratch Acid originally comprised Steve Anderson (vocals), David William Sims (guitar), Brett Bradford (guitar), David Yow (2 August 1960, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; bass) and Rey Washam (drums), although Anderson was quickly ousted. The reshaped quartet made their live debut as an instrumental act, supporting the Butthole Surfers, followi Read more

Shellac - 88% match to The Jesus Lizard

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Rock enfant terrible Steve Albini (22 July 1962, Pasadena, Callifornia, USA; ex-Big Black / Rapeman) formed this trio on an informal basis in 1993. Buoyed by the attention garnered in the wake of his producing In Utero for Nirvana, Albini (guitar/vocals), fellow recording engineer Bob Weston (b. Waltham, Massachusetts, USA; bass) and Todd Trainer (drums) issued ‘The Rud Read more

Rapeman - 77% match to The Jesus Lizard

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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This controversially named US act was created when Steve Albini (22 July 1962, Pasadena, Callifornia, USA, ex-Big Black; guitar/vocals) joined forces with two former members of Scratch Acid, David Wm. Sims (bass) and Rey Washam (drums). The trio was short-lived and their output comprised one single, ‘Inki’s Butt Crack’, released on the cult Sub Pop Records lab Read more

Big Black - 67% match to The Jesus Lizard

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Initially based in Evanstown, Illinois, USA, Big Black made its recording debut in 1983 with the six-track EP Lungs. Fronted by guitarist/vocalist Steve Albini (22 July 1962, Pasadena, Callifornia, USA), the band underwent several changes before completing Bulldozer the following year. A more settled line-up was formed around Albini, Santiago Durango (guitar) and Dave Riley Read more

Unsane - 55% match to The Jesus Lizard

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Originally featuring Chris Spencer (vocals/guitar), Charly Ondras (d. June 1992; drums) and Peter Shore (bass/vocals), founded at college in 1988 in New York City, New York, USA, Unsane established a reputation as one of America’s most brutal bands. After playing ‘the usual East Coast firetraps’ they signed to Minneapolis independent label Treehouse Records who r Read more

Melvins - 53% match to The Jesus Lizard

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
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Killdozer - 48% match to The Jesus Lizard

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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Killdozer were formed in Madison, Wisconsin, USA, and the music of the area was regularly celebrated in their primal country blues. The original line-up featured Michael Gerald (bass, vocals), plus the brothers Dan (guitar) and Bill Hobson (drums). From their formation, the trio released a steady stream of albums that often highlighted their distaste at what they saw as the soc Read more

Flipper - 47% match to The Jesus Lizard

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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San Francisco hardcore band Flipper formed in 1979 with original members Will Shatter (d. 1987; bass, vocals), Steve DePace (drums), both former members of Negative Trend, Bruce Lose (bass, vocals) and Ted Falconi (guitar), also of Negative Trend, on drums. Following the single ‘Love Canal’/‘Ha Ha’, on Subterranean Records, the group released its debut and b Read more

Butthole Surfers - 46% match to The Jesus Lizard

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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It is difficult to be indifferent about the Butthole Surfers; it’s a simple love or loathe. Tagged as the sickest band in the world, they thrive on their own antics, which include simulated sex, urinating and masturbation on stage. This tends to mask their musical ability and commercial potential.Formerly known as the Ashtray Baby Heads, this maveri Read more

NoMeansNo - 39% match to The Jesus Lizard

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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An ‘artcore’ trio from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, NoMeansNo have done much to expand the boundaries of the ‘hardcore’ genre, fusing funk and fuzz pop with a continually questioning lyrical stance. The first established line-up featured Andrew Kerr (guitar) and the brothers Rob Wright (bass) and John Wright (drums). Kerr joined shortly after their 19 Read more

Fugazi - 38% match to The Jesus Lizard

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The thinking person’s modern hardcore band, and vocalist/guitarist Ian MacKaye’s most permanent institution since his Minor Threat days. More so than Henry Rollins and, probably, Jello Biafra, Fugazi continued and expanded on the arguments of their antecedents, keeping down album and door prices, shunning mainstream press interviews, and maintaining a commitment to al Read more

Girls Against Boys - 38% match to The Jesus Lizard

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Evocative US alternative rock band Girls Against Boys formed originally in Washington, DC, in 1990, but soon relocated to New York. A quartet of Scott McCloud (vocals/guitar), Alexis Fleisig (drums), Eli Janney (bass/keyboards) and Johnny Temple (bass), had all formerly been part of Dischord Records recording artists Soul Side (Janney was that unit’s sound engineer). Havin Read more

June of 44 - 38% match to The Jesus Lizard

Genres: Pop / Rock
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After the experimental Louisville, Kentucky, USA outfit Rodan broke up shortly after the release of their sole album, 1994’s Rusty, most of its band members went on to form other projects, including Rachel’s and June Of 44. The latter outfit was founded by former Rodan guitarist Jeff Mueller, who after relocating to Chicago, Illinois, rang up several acquaintances he Read more

Polvo - 37% match to The Jesus Lizard

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Hot Snakes - 33% match to The Jesus Lizard

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Formed in 1999 by Rick Froberg (January 1968, California, USA; guitar, vocals) and John Reis (b. 1969, San Diego, California, USA; guitar, melodica, vocals), who had previously worked together in the late 80s and early 90s in the bands Pitchfork and Drive Like Jehu. The Hot Snakes was initially intended to be a side project for Reis during down time from his main band Rocket Read more

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