Down (The Jesus Lizard album)

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Studio album by
The Jesus Lizard
ReleasedAugust 26, 1994
RecordedEarly-mid 1994
GenreNoise rock
LabelTouch and Go Records
ProducerSteve Albini
The Jesus Lizard chronology
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[2]
Q3/5 stars[3]
NME4/5 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.

A video was created for the song "Destroy Before Reading," featuring David Yow as simply a head in laboratory.

The painting on the cover is "Falling Dog" by Malcolm Bucknall, for which Bucknall asked no pay and offers no explanation.[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 tracks written by The Jesus Lizard, except where noted.

1."Fly on the Wall"3:06
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
13."The Best Parts" (Lyrics by Mark Todd)2:55
Deluxe Remastered Reissue
14."blank track"0:09
15."White Hole"3:21
17."Deaf as a Bat"1:39
18."Panic in Cicero"3:28

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1994) Peak
UK Albums (OCC)[8] 64


  1. ^ Deming, Mark. "Down - The Jesus Lizard". AllMusic. All Media Network. 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". October 2009, Retrieved on April 25, 2010.
  6. ^ "David Yow interview on Outsight Radio Hours". Retrieved May 4, 2014.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-05-04. Retrieved 2013-02-21.
  8. ^ "Jesus Lizard | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart.

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