The Jesus Lizard Book by The Jesus LizardThe Jesus Lizard Book by The Jesus Lizard

The Jesus Lizard Book

byThe Jesus Lizard

Hardcover | March 4, 2014

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Featured as a This Week's Reading/What We're Loving" pick atThe Paris ReviewNamed the Best Music-Related Book of 2014 byJoel Gausten"If you're a Jesus Lizard fan or a David Yow devotee, you're sure all over this. But even if you've never heard of the band, the book stands as one of the best ways to experience being in a tight, cohesive band. You get everything except the sweat, spilled beer, and blood. It's a fun ride, and the closest thing possible to getting in the van with these guys." - Mother Jones"The Jesus Lizard Book is a beautiful document of a band that wasn't afraid to be abrasive, chaotic, brutal, and sometimes, ugly." - The Chicago Tribune/Printers Row"These guys deserve to pat themselves on the back... If the spectacular photography inThe Jesus Lizard Book is to be believed, their shows resembled nothing more than that scene inIndiana Jones and the Temple of Doom where some poor dude has his still-beating heart removed in an elaborate ritual." - The Paris Review"As a reader, you don't need to hear the songs to appreciate the story - andBook delivers the band right to your coffee table loud and clear." -"The gorgeously crafted, 176-page hardcoverBook... dives deep and candidly into the Jesus Lizard's first decade and touches a bit on that 2009 coda, too. Through many thousands of words, hundreds of photos, and collected ephemera, it celebrates the sweat, menace, humor, musicianship, lasting power, and genitals of one of the best bands ever coughed up by the rock underground." - The Village Voice"Book is a valuable document that brings us back to the era when artists were conditioned to practice the art of self-defense." - Pitchfork"A series of essays and photos that illuminates the Jesus Lizard - humorous, jolting, sometimes surprisingly moving." - The Chicago Tribune"If there is any recurring theme within the 176 pages of the newly releasedThe Jesus Lizard Book it's this: The Chicago-grown noise rockers will be remembered as one of the greatest live bands to ever grace - or very well desecrate - the stage." - Chicago Sun-Times"Impressively candid, informed and informative history of a remarkable group of musicians. A 'must read' for their legions of appreciative fans... Highly recommended." - Midwest Book Review"Even if you're unfamiliar with or disinterested with the band's music,Book makes for an intriguing exploration of the alternative music scene of the '90s - a short burst in time when a band as gloriously odd as The Jesus Lizard could do whatever they wanted to do and get a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow." - Joel GaustenThe Jesus Lizard Book is a coffee table affair of exclusive photography, art, and other imagery with written pieces by all four members of the seminal indie rock band the Jesus Lizard. The layout is stylish and elegant, particularly in contrast with the harshness of much of the band's music. Included are many Polaroids by David Wm. Sims, a delicious recipe by David Yow, a concise list of every show the Jesus Lizard played, and writings by two producers who recorded the band - Steve Albini and Andy Gill. There isbiographical material of each member that covers childhood to the demise of the group. Other contributors include, Mike Watt, Alexander Hacke, Steve Gullick, Rebecca Gates, Jeff Lane, Sasha Frere-Jones, KRK, Bernie Bahrmasel, and many more. "
The Jesus Lizard (1988?1999) hailed from Chicago by way of Austin, Texas. They released seven records on the independent record label Touch and Go, and a few more on different major labels. Many have called them the best live band of the 1990s. Unlike most of their contemporaries, the Jesus Lizard managed to create a beast, an entirely...
Title:The Jesus Lizard BookFormat:HardcoverDimensions:176 pages, 8.48 × 13.54 × 0.88 inPublished:March 4, 2014Publisher:Akashic BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1617750808

ISBN - 13:9781617750809

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Crawling out of the same noisy, punk and hardcore indie underground of the early 1980s, Dinosaur Jr. and the Jesus Lizard took somewhat similar paths on the road to becoming two of the most influential bands of their generation... Now the two bands have something else in common: books. Two beautiful volumes,The Jesus Lizard Book (Akashic) and Rocket 88's Dinosaur Jr. scrapbook... Both are loving tributes to two very unique bands." - Flavorwire"Book is pretty much the sort of thing you would want from any band you adore: thoughtful, articulate comments from all of the players, short essays, some only a few lines, from various folks who knew or worked with them and a ton of excellent photos." - Austin American-Statesman"The Jesus Lizard Book by The Jesus Lizard (out now). Much like Dinosaur Jr., the band has created a detailed, full-color hardcover for its fans. And as a bonus, members are reuniting to promote it at South by Southwest and elsewhere." - Pensacola News Journal"Imagine a round table discussion with the Jesus Lizard in a dark bar drinking all afternoon, listening to all the war stories." - BeatRoute Magazine"Book is FULL of cool shit: silly pictures, lots of stories, full band member auto-bios, and the band's narrative." - The Stranger Slog"The only way to truly do this band justice in book form is with exactly the kind of energetic and engaging visual weight thatBook provides." - KGB Bar Lit Magazine"There is finally a book that captures the godhead megalithic monstrosity that was the Jesus Lizard... .know this is going to be one of my favourite books of all-time." - The HuffPost Music (Canada)"The deluxe coffee-table book about The Jesus Lizard that we can't believe exists." - Oregon Public Broadcasting/NPR"The big, beautifulJesus Lizard Book... delivers a fun, albeit wild ride fans are sure to enjoy thoroughly." - BookPeople Blog"Book suits the Jesus Lizard as well as, say,The Dirt suits Motley Crue... .Everyone I know loves the Jesus Lizard, and all those same folks are going to loveBook." - Dark Forces Swing Blind Punches"Stunning new work of popular culture historiography... The Jesus Lizard Book is a work of art, and it should be treated as such." -"It's less a compendium of traditional rock band hedonism and more of an example of how things can be done right." - Stand Up, Hippy! "