Shot (album)

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Shot
Studio album by The Jesus Lizard
Released April 16, 1996
Recorded Fall 1995
Genre Noise rock
Length 43:00
Label Capitol
Producer GGGarth, The Jesus Lizard
The Jesus Lizard chronology
Down
(1994)
Shot
(1996)
The Jesus Lizard
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[2]
NME 3.5/5 stars[3]
Entertainment Weekly B−[4]
Pitchfork Media (6.2/10)[5]

Shot is an album by the band The Jesus Lizard, its first release on Capitol Records. Impressed by his work on the album Houdini by Melvins, the band hired producer GGGarth to record Shot. Of note on this album is the very different production of David Yow's vocals, which are now much clearer and higher in the mix than on previous recordings. Bassist David Wm. Sims has cited this as his favorite record by the Jesus Lizard[citation needed].

This is the first studio album by the band that was not produced by Steve Albini. It has been widely held that Steve Albini refused to work with the band because they had signed to a major label, although Albini himself denied this in comments made to a review of the 2009 reissue of the Touch and Go catalog that appears on the Paste Magazine web site.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by The Jesus Lizard.

  1. "Thumper" - 3:31
  2. "Blue Shot" - 4:13
  3. "Thumbscrews" - 3:10
  4. "Good Riddance" - 3:15
  5. "Mailman" - 3:26
  6. "Skull of A German" - 3:42
  7. "Trephination" - 3:34
  8. "More Beautiful Than Barbie" - 2:50
  9. "Too Bad About The Fire" - 4:00
  10. "Churl" - 2:53
  11. "Now Then" - 2:34
  12. "Inamorata" - 3:05
  13. "Pervertedly Slow" - 2:40

Personnel[edit]

  • GGGarth, The Jesus Lizard - producer
  • Jeff Lane and GGGarth - engineer
  • Joe Barresi - mixing
  • Chad Bamford - second mixing engineer
  • Howie Weinberg - mastering
  • Michael Lavine - photography

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "allmusic ((( Shot > 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. "Shot". Q. May 1996. pg. 59, cited April 25, 2010
  4. ^ Sinclair, Tom. "Shot". Entertainment Weekly. April 1996, cited April 25, 2010
  5. ^ Josephes, Jason. "Shot". pitchfork.com. Retrieved on May 7, 2010.

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