Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Jesus Lizard box set on Touch and Go

I had a Jesus Lizard tape in high school...I think it had flames on it...I remember that...I liked it, I might have not appreciated it the way I would now in hindsight. I need to hear this progression. I know they are really important, like Flipper, I missed them a little bit and could use a crash course like this box set.
Either way, I'll work on getting some of the full lengths on vinyl and try to revisit these guys.
My recollection is they have a lot in common with Shellac...that kind of slow sinister big sounding 90's rock. Huge rooms of drum echo. They settle into this weird repetitive groove and just ride it...it's really taking me back, the sound quality...the ay things were recorded...there is some kind of production that's a distinct part of sound from this period. Was everything recorded by that Flood guy?

This massive thing will be available from Touch and go

The Jesus Lizard Record Store Day 7" Box Set and MORE

* The Jesus Lizard Record Store Day box set
* ATP: The Fans Strike Back performance
* New London date announced

As you have likely heard by now, the Jesus Lizard, known in some circles as the greatest live band EVER, is reuniting the original line up to perform in 2009. You may have also heard that April 18, 2009 marks the return of Record Store Day, an event to support the independent record stores we know and love. So we got to thinking…what better way to celebrate two things we wholeheartedly believe in than by bringing them together? So with that in mind, we’re excited to announce INCH from the Jesus Lizard, a special release Touch and Go is offering up for sale on Record Store Day only.

INCH is a collection of all the 7” singles The Jesus Lizard released on Touch and Go, lovingly remastered by Bob Weston and enclosed in a foldable clear plastic package, suitable for both compact storage and bedroom wall display. Adding to the allure is the fact that each 7” has been out of print for over six years, so finding any one single (let alone all of them) at a store has been near impossible. Also included here is a 7” of “Puss”, the Jesus Lizard’s side from the long-gone split with Nirvana. Still not enough? INCH also contains the “Gladiator” single, originally given away exclusively at a Jesus Lizard Brixton Academy show in London back in 1992 and nowhere else.

INCH Tracklisting:

“Chrome” b/w “7 vs 8”

“Mouthbreather” b/w “Sunday You Need Love”

“Wheelchair Epidemic” b/w “Dancing Naked Ladies”

“Gladiator” (live) b/w “Seasick” (live)


Lash 3x7” containing

“Glamorous” b/w “Deaf as a Bat”

“Lady Shoes” (live) b/w “Killer McHann” (live)

“Bloody Mary” (live) b/w “Monkey Trick” (live)

“(Fly) On (the Wall)” b/w “White Hole”


  1. I think this is a Record Store Day exclusive, meaning you can only purchase it at a participating store on April 18th. Unfortunately, I don't know what stores are having what items, so it's impossible to know who is going to have this Jesus Lizard box set, or if the records will be all gone by the time I get there.

  2. Love the Lizard! Actually, their best stuff was recorded by Albini. Hence the huge drum sound. Liar and Goat (their best!) will be reissued on vinyl in the coming months. You'll have yr opportunity then to do some catching up. Those are great records to start with.

  3. Mark,
    I'm definitely going to revisit these albums, hopefully on vinyl....and keep an eye out for this 7" box set.