Down (The Jesus Lizard album)

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Down
Studio album by The Jesus Lizard
Released August 26, 1994
Recorded "Sometime during the first half of 1994"
Genre Noise rock
Length 40:40
Label Touch and Go Records
Producer Steve Albini
The Jesus Lizard chronology
Show
(1994)
Down
(1994)
Shot
(1996)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[2]
Q 3/5 stars[3]
NME 4/5 stars[4]
Pitchfork Media (7.9/10)[5]

Down is an album by the Chicago band The Jesus Lizard. It was their last album for Touch and Go records and the last to be produced by Steve Albini.

The song "Horse" was labeled as "Pony Beat" on set lists for live shows. David Wm. Sims plays an organ on the album version.

The painting on the cover is "Falling Dog" by Malcolm Bucknall, for which Bucknall asked no pay and offers no explanation for the falling dog image.[6] Bucknall also did the cover art for the Puss/Oh, the Guilt split single with Nirvana and the Jesus Lizard's Liar album.[7]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by The Jesus Lizard, except where noted. 

No. Title Length
1. "Fly on the Wall"   3:06
2. "Mistletoe"   1:53
3. "Countless Backs of Sad Losers"   3:00
4. "Queen for a Day"   2:26
5. "The Associate"   5:00
6. "Destroy Before Reading" (Lyrics by Whitney O'Keeffe) 3:13
7. "Low Rider"   3:36
8. "50 Cents"   2:49
9. "American BB"   2:49
10. "Horse"   3:10
11. "Din"   3:19
12. "Elegy"   3:48
13. "The Best Parts" (Lyrics by Mark Todd) 2:55
Deluxe Remastered Reissue
No. Title Length
14. "blank track"   0:09
15. "White Hole"   3:21
16. "Glamorous"   3:06
17. "Deaf as a Bat"   1:39
18. "Panic in Cicero"   3:28

Chart performance[edit]

Chart Peak
UK Albums Chart 64 [8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Deming, Mark. "allmusic ((( Down > Review )))". Allmusic. Retrieved April 25, 2010. 
  2. ^ Brackett, Nathan. "The Jesus Lizard". The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. November 2004. pg. 430, cited April 25, 2010
  3. ^ Columnist. "Down". Q. October 1994. pg. 116, cited April 25, 2010
  4. ^ Columnist. "Down". NME. August 1994. pg. 36, cited April 25, 2010
  5. ^ Crock, Jason. " The Jesus Lizard: Down". pitchfork.com. October 2009, Retrieved on April 25, 2010.
  6. ^ "David Yow interview on Outsight Radio Hours". Archive.org. Retrieved 4 May 2014. 
  7. ^ http://www.dbermangallery.com/articles/bucknall-aas.htm
  8. ^ [1], UK charts page for The Jesus Lizard

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