The Jesus Lizard

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Soundtrack
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Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1989, the Jesus Lizard originally comprised David Yow (2 August 1960, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; vocals), David William Sims (bass) - both formerly of the Austin, Texas act Scratch Acid - and Duane Denison (guitar), with the help of a drum machine. Pure, their abbreviated debut, maintained the uncompromising style of their former incarnation with its ponderous basslines, growled vocals and crashing guitar. The set was produced by Steve Albini (ex-Big Black), with whom Sims had worked in the controversially named Rapeman. Albini engineered and co-produced the full-length Head, on which the Jesus Lizard was joined by drummer Mac McNeilly. The sound remained as powerful and compulsive as ever, although some critics detected an artistic impasse and remained more impressed (or scared) by the band’s live act, during which Yow would regularly strip naked and throw himself into the crowd.

The continuing presence of Albini as producer...

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