|Field||Drums, Comics, Sculpture, Collage|
Lightning Bolt is known for their dynamic and often hodge-podge setups. Chippendale does, however, have a fairly consistent equipment set-up during live performances:
- Two snare drums (Ludwig-Musser Supraphonic)
- One floor tom
- One rack tom
- One kick drum with a DW 9000 kick pedal
- Two cymbals (one Sabian 20" ride cymbal and one Zildjian 20" Ping ride cymbal)
- Drum sticks: Zildjian "Absolute Rock" blunt-end sticks
- Drumheads: REMO pinstripe drumheads
As a vocalist for Lightning Bolt and Mindflayer, Chippendale eschews the usual microphone stand and conventional microphone, instead using a contact microphone. This microphone is then run through an effects processor to alter the sound further. Chippendale often warbles or makes nonsensical sounds into the microphone, so the vocals typically come out extremely distorted and incomprehensible, in a style almost identical to Ruins. More recently, Chippendale has used a Line 6 delay pedal to delay and repeat his vocals while drumming.
- Line 6 DL-4 Delay Modeler (two when performing as Black Pus)
- Boss SD-1 Overdrive pedal
- Morley Wah pedal
- Boss OC-3 Super Octave Pedal
- Death By Audio Interstellar Overdriver Pedal – used to add noise to drums
- BIAS Coron DS-7 Drum Synth – a simple drum-synth module attached to bass drum
DigiTech Whammy pedal when performing as Black Pus
Comics, Sculpture, Painting, etc
Aside from music, Chippendale is also a prolific comic-book artist. He's created the album art for all Lightning Bolt releases to date and draws a number of other, usually one-shot comics.
In October 2006, Chippendale released his long-awaited Ninja comic book, an art book and comic that incorporates simple action comics he drew as a child with more surreal work drawn as an adult. In 2007 he released Maggots, which was drawn ten years previously but had never been released. Maggots is drawn over a Japanese book catalog, so Japanese characters appear in all the spaces that aren't inked in by his pen. His latest graphic novel is called "If n' Oof".
In June 2010 an exhibit Fruiting Bodies of Chippendale's artwork opened at the Cinders Gallery in Brooklyn. Since May 2011, Chippendale has published a monthly comic in Mothers News, a monthly newspaper published in Providence, RI.
- Ride the Skies (2001)
- The Power of Salad (2002)
- Wonderful Rainbow (2003)
- Hypermagic Mountain (2005)
- Earthly Delights (2009)
- Oblivion Hunter (2012)
- Black Pus 1 (2005)
- Black Pus 2 (2006)
- Black Pus 3: Metamorpus (2006)
- Black Pus 4: All Aboard the Magic Pus (2008)
- Black Pus Zero: Ultimate Beat Off (2009)
- Primordial Pus (2011)
- Pus Mortem (2012)
- All My Relations (2013)
- Licht, Alan (2005-01-12). "Lightning Bolt". The Wire #262. The Wire Archive. Retrieved 2007-03-21.
- Sisario, ben (2004-12-02). "The Art of Noise". Spin. Retrieved 2007-08-02.
- Wolk, Douglas (Feb 14 2010). "Ninja". Salon. Retrieved 6 June 2010.
- "Maggots by Brian Chippendale". Review. MadInkBeard. Retrieved 6 June 2010.
- "Volta is the name and the date is...". Bjork.com. 2007-03-02. Retrieved 2007-03-02.
- "2010 Brian Chippendale". Cinders Gallery. Retrieved 6 June 2010.