Tuesday, November 10, 2009
I've said it before, and I'll say it here again: If forced at gunpoint to pick my favorite live show of all time, odds are I'd yell out the three-headed beast that was The Jesus Lizard, Six Finger Satellite, and Arcwelder at Metronome in Burlington, Vermont in '93. To my ears, each band was pretty close to their peak, with JL still touring on the powerful "Liar", Arcwelder playing songs from their best record ("Pull"), and 6FS supporting their revelatory Sub Pop debut. Arcwelder opened, and I briefly felt bad for any band who had to follow them... until the other two upped the energy ante. Despite my often-faulty memory, I still recall every detail of that show (and yes, unfortunately that includes David Yow's wang).
That was the first of many times I'd see the Jesus Lizard (and said wang) over the ensuing years, and they never failed to blow my mind. And now they're back. And from all reports, still bringing it (no, not the wang). I'm going to be at the Paradise here in Boston this Saturday with a huge freakin' grin on my face, especially if they play "Puss" (which they probably will), or "Whirl". Both, and I might just lose it.
Wanna come, too? Send an email to giveaways [at] bradleysalmanac [dot] com, include your full name, and throw "GIVE ME SOMETHING TO STOP THE BLEEDING!" in the subject line. Make sure it arrives in my inbox before NOON this Friday the 13th, and I'll get ahold of the random winner (who also gets to bring a guest) shortly after. The 18+ show is the following day, Saturday the 14th, and Kevin Micka's excellent Animal Hospital opens up, so arrive early. Get tickets of your own right here.
Touch & Go just released remastered versions of The Jesus Lizard's catalog, so get on that if you don't have 'em. Bassist David Wm. Sims has a pretty swanky little blog of his own called Too Big To Fail, where you can ogle some recent JL tour posters.
From the Touch & Go site, here's a (pre-remaster) Mp3 of the first cut on "Liar"...
For more, click the album covers at the T&G Jesus Lizard page, or stream some on MySpace.
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on november 14th, 2008
previously: joy formidable - boston 2011
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