Song of the Day: American BB by The Jesus Lizard

My confounded partner says
Meow meow meow beep beep
I’m woke up to start some shit
In they cloak room
Next time you kids run
Through my yard
Go around
Next time you kids run
Through my yard
Go around
My confounded partner says
Meow meow meow beep beep
All they cloaks hang side by each
In they cloak room
Next time you kids run
Through my yard
Go around
Next time you kids run
Through my yard
Go around
I’m gonna call your mother
And your father in there
I’m gonna break your arms
And break both your legs
I’m gonna cut little gill slits
In the side of your neck
And blow in them with a straw
My confounded partner she says
My confounded partner she says
My confounded partner she says
Meow meow meow
Meow meow meow
Meow beep beep

OK, next I’m naming this one as the next best “America” song! Was the ninth track on their album entitled Down of 1994, you know? Maybe, I’ll say today that’s runner-up for the best/my favorite album by them after Goat of 1990. Do you have favorite The Jesus Lizard album/s? I got to see them live a few times back in the day, they were killer live band because lead singer/front-man David Yow was in the nice way possible is totally insane! I did start to write a whole post just about seeing them live once so I’ll save it for that and promise to finish it and post sooner than later, OK?

Gotta say love the front cover art from Down, it’s painting by visual artist Malcolm Bucknall artwork was entitled Falling Dog off course. The album was produced by the great Steve Albini and was their last album for wicked indie label Touch and Go records before signing to major label, I can’t believe a band like this got on majors but it was the 90’s. Plus they did have minor hit thanks to Nirvana in 1992 because they had spilt single with them. Nirvana on the B-Side with Oh, the Guilt which The Jesus Lizard even made a video clip for Puss but everyone was buying for the flip side so giving them a hit single by way of default!

Maybe, you’ve never heard of them? They’re America band, if you haven’t with the band members: David Yow on vox, David Wm. Sims on bass, Duane Denison on guitar and drummer Mac McNeilly, if you’ll like to know each of their names? They formed in Austin, Texas in the late-80’s but by early-90’s based themselves in Chicago, Illinois and break-up by 1999. They have had a few live reunion over the years since then. I have done a couple of SOTD posts about earlier band and side-project so finally got around to doing them for this today! They were Scratch Acid instrumental linked here and Denison/Kimball Trio instrumental linked here, if you wanna check those couple out toooo? Here’s the whole Down reissue with a few bonus track tagged on the end:

Yet more drinking photos with TJL front-man singer David Yow (front & Centre) with the rest of bands behind him.

Cheers! 🙂

4 Comments

    1. Oh thanks for sharing that Elaine, totally love grainy old footage, watched the whole gig imaged you with shocked bloke somewhere there! they were one of the greatest live bands of the 90’s!
      Cheers mate 🙂

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