The Jesus Lizard – “Mouth Breather” (Live, 1991)

The basilisk is a Latin American lizard that can walk on water for close to 15 feet before sinking, thus earning the nickname “the Jesus Christ Lizard”.  The Jesus Lizard were a Chicago-based rock band (formed by Scratch Acid‘s David Yow) who crucified their audiences with spikes of sound.  If you don’t own any of their albums, grab either Goat (1991, Touch and Go) or Liar (1992, Touch and Go) immediately.  Then work your way into the rest of the band’s somewhat patchier discography.  The band has reunited and scheduled a few shows for 2009, so if you have the chance, go out and see them do this thing in person:

Chris

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