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Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
 
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Long held up as exemplary by indie-uber-alles ethicist Steve Albini, Chicago's Jesus Lizard has signed a pact with the devil himself, Irving Azoff, and released a one-shot live album called Show as part of the Collision ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Jesus Lizard
Title: Show
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Warner Bros / Wea
Original Release Date: 6/14/1994
Release Date: 6/14/1994
Album Type: Live
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
Styles: Indie & Lo-Fi, American Alternative, Progressive, Progressive Rock, Alternative Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 075992456722, 075992456715, 075992456746, 743212185027

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Long held up as exemplary by indie-uber-alles ethicist Steve Albini, Chicago's Jesus Lizard has signed a pact with the devil himself, Irving Azoff, and released a one-shot live album called Show as part of the Collision Arts/Giant Records series commemorating the 20th anniversary of CBGB. The 15 tracks come close to capturing the bone-crushing intensity of the noise rockers' live set, but there's no substitute for catching singer David Yow in person in all his sweating, spitting, and screaming glory. The only thing more entertaining would be seeing Albini try to explain how the band hasn't sold out. --Jim DeRogatis

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Jesus Lizard at their most powerful, flexing their strength
drumb | milwaukee, wi United States | 11/25/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A band with limitless energy and unfathomable power, Jesus Lizard's live acts are legendary. While Steve Albini managed to capture the band's ferocity as effectively as possible within the confines of a studio, a recording of the band in their blistering, live, and unmixed state has been long overdue. "Show" finally delivers the goods on a live Jesus Lizard album by presenting a set recorded in the infamous CBGBs club and every element of the band's sound seems to have grown accordingly in both volume and size. The bass is monstrous, the drums are bludgeoning, the guitar is unwieldy, and Yow's vocals are hoarser and more desperate than ever finally verifying the long held notion that Jesus Lizard truly was a "live band". However, 15 tracks may seem like a little much for the often monotonous group, but thanks to the added live intensity and brilliant song choices, every track remains just as exciting and fresh as the last. For a band that relied more on schizophrenic riffing and bombastic churning rhythms than on melodies or traditional chord structures, a live album is the perfect way to present a sound that was simply too loud to be contained by a studio. Displaying the band in all their chaotic glory, Show is the way that Jesus Lizard should have sounded on CD their entire career, and while it won't take the place of classics like Goat or Liar, Show easily ranks amongst some of my favorite live albums of all time."
Inspirational cd
Louis Roy Night Walker | Kyle, S.D. United States | 12/14/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"after hearing this album i just wanted to go out and do something. it got my adrenaline pumping and my soul moving. the man's voice jumps out at you and you can't get it out. this is the first time i heard of jesus lizard so i don't know much about them but they got me moving. i was actually sweating after hearing it. later peeps"
Best Live Band Ever
pcvet98 | NY United States | 02/01/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This was the best live band I ever had the fortune to see and therefore I'm grateful to have a live CD to remind me of those great shows (at CBGB's no less!) As other reviewers of their stuff have mentioned, the singer is uniquely undecipherable and that's part of the beauty, the essence of this music. It is NOT for the faint of heart and isn't like anything else you've ever heard."