Jesus Lizard reissues due in September via Touch and Go

Posted June 16th, 2009 by Eric Greenwood · No Comments

From the blog by the bassist of the mighty Jesus Lizard comes news that Touch and Go will reissue the band’s inimitable first four albums as well as the Pure EP on September 22, 2009. B-sides and bonus tracks will be included on each release, which have all been remastered and “sound noticeably better than the original releases.” It’s a staggering collection of some of the best records to come out of the ’90s. If you missed The Jesus Lizard the first time around, I cant stress enough how badly you need to owns these albums. And the only thing that can top listening to these records is seeing the band live. Not for the faint of heart, to be sure. This is ugly, angry music on every level, but it’s also cathartic, widly unhinged, yet flawlessly executed. Though he may not possess a “singing voice”, David Yow is one of the best frontmen in rock. An utterly fearless, uncompromising, and scary performer. Evidence below:

Tracklist and album covers after the jump.

Pure EP (comes with Head CD or available as a separate vinyl EP):


1. “Blockbuster”
2. “Bloody Mary”
3. “Rabid Pigs”
4. “Starlet”
5. “Happy Bunny Goes Fluff-Fluff Along”
6. “Bloody Mary
(live) *

Head:



1. “One Evening”
2. “S.D.B.J.”
3. “My Own Urine”
4. “If You Had Lips”
5. “7 vs. 8”
6. “Pastoral”
7. “Waxeater”
8. “Good Thing”
9. “Tight ‘N Shiny”
10. “Killer McHann”
11. “Chrome” *
12. “Killer McHann (live)” *

Goat:



1. “Then Comes Dudley”
2. “Mouth Breather”
3. “Nub”
4. “Seasick”
5. “Monkey Trick”
6. “Karpis”
7. “South Mouth”
8. “Lady Shoes”
9. “Rodeo in Joliet”
10. “Sunday You Need Love” *
11. “Pop Song” (Amphetamine Reptile compilation track) *
12. “Seasick (live) *
13. “Lady Shoes (live) *
14. “Monkey Trick(live) *

Liar:


1. “Boilermaker”
2. “Gladiator”
3. “The Art of Self-Defense”
4. “Slave Ship”
5. “Puss”
6. “Whirl”
7. “Rope”
8. “Perk”
9. “Zachariah”
10. “Dancing Naked Ladies”
11. “Wheelchair Epidemic” *
12. “Dancing Naked Ladies(single version) *
13. “Gladiator (Insipid Record 7?) *
14. “Boilermaker (Insipid Record 7?) *

Down:


1. “Fly on the Wall”
2. “Mistletoe”
3. “Countless Backs of Sad Losers”
4. “Queen for a Day”
5. “The Associate”
6. “Destroy Before Reading”
7. “Low Rider”
8. “50¢ ”
9. “American BB”
10. “Horse”
11. “Din”
12. “Elegy”
13. “The Best Parts”
14. “White Hole” *
15. “Glamorous” *
16. “Deaf as a Bat” *
17. “Panic in Cicero” (Clerks soundtrack) *

* bonus track

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