15 March 2021
Band: THE JESUS LIZARD
Who: Noise rock heroes from Austin, Texas
Active: 1987–1999, 2008–2010, 2017–present
Album: GOAT – the band’s 2nd LP
Producer: Steve Albini
Released: 15 March 1991 – 30 years ago today
AllMusic wrote: “The Jesus Lizard’s second album followed in the vein of the first with little immediate variation: loud, excellently produced by Steve Albini, plenty of space in the recording to emphasize the sheer force of McNeilly’s drums and Sims’ bass, and more besides… The little-remarked-upon ability of the rhythm section to kick out some ass-shaking jams spikes up such great numbers as “Nub,” which almost predicts Rocket From the Crypt down to the gang-shout vocals… The whole album seems like a party in hell, not to mention demonstrative proof that there’s still plenty of fun to be had with a basic rock lineup; it’s all in the matter of how it’s handled.” Full review here. Score: 4.5/5.
Turn Up The Volume: Influential for tons of bands that came
after them following Jesus as his devoted noise apostles.
THE JESUS LIZARD: All Albums