Liar (The Jesus Lizard album)

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Liar
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Studio album by The Jesus Lizard
Released October 10, 1992
Genre Noise rock,[1] post-hardcore[2][3]
Length 34:16
Label Touch and Go
Producer Steve Albini
The Jesus Lizard chronology
Goat
(1991)Goat1991
Liar
(1992)
Lash
(1993)Lash1993
Singles from Liar
  1. "Puss"
    Released: February 15, 1993
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[4]
Beats Per Minute 90%[5]
Paste 80/100[6]
Pitchfork 9.2/10[7]
Q 3/5 stars[8]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 4/5 stars[9]
Spin 8/10[10]

Liar is the third studio album by American alternative rock band The Jesus Lizard, released in 1992 by Touch and Go Records. The album is considered to be among the band's best work: according to Mark Deming of AllMusic, "Liar isn't quite the wildest or weirdest album the Jesus Lizard ever made, but it may well be the strongest, and perhaps the best."[4] The artwork is "Allegory of Death" by painter Malcolm Bucknall, who also provided art for the album Down and the "Puss/Oh, the Guilt" split single with Nirvana.[11]

Liar was ranked as the 58th best album of the 1990s by the online music magazine Pitchfork.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by The Jesus Lizard, except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "Boilermaker" 2:14
2. "Gladiator" 3:59
3. "The Art of Self-Defense" 2:38
4. "Slave Ship" 4:12
5. "Puss" 3:19
6. "Whirl" 4:19
7. "Rope" 2:18
8. "Perk" 2:30
9. "Zachariah" 5:42
10. "Dancing Naked Ladies" 2:56
Deluxe Remastered Reissue
No. Title Length
11. "blank track" 0:09
12. "Wheelchair Epidemic" (The Dicks) 2:11
13. "Dancing Naked Ladies" 3:02
14. "Gladiator" 3:58
15. "Boilermaker" 2:21

References[edit]

  1. ^ Earles, Andrew (March 31, 2015). "The Revival of Cherubs". Pitchfork. Retrieved October 16, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Liar - The Jesus Lizard Album". Music.dejkam.com. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2012-02-28. 
  3. ^ "Treble : Album Review : The Jesus Lizard - Liar, Down (reissues)". Treblezine.com. Archived from the original on 2012-03-07. Retrieved 2012-02-28. 
  4. ^ a b Deming, Mark. "Liar – The Jesus Lizard". AllMusic. Retrieved August 28, 2017. 
  5. ^ Fitzgerald, Brian (November 18, 2009). "Album Review: The Jesus Lizard – Head / Goat / Liar / Down [Deluxe Editions]". Beats Per Minute. Retrieved August 28, 2017. 
  6. ^ Ray, Austin L. (October 8, 2009). "The Jesus Lizard: Touch and Go Reissues". Paste. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved August 28, 2017. 
  7. ^ Crock, Jason (October 27, 2009). "The Jesus Lizard: Head [Deluxe Edition] / Goat [Deluxe Edition] / Liar [Deluxe Edition] / Down [Deluxe Edition]". Pitchfork. Retrieved August 28, 2017. 
  8. ^ "The Jesus Lizard: Liar". Q (74): 112. November 1992. 
  9. ^ Kot, Greg (2004). "The Jesus Lizard". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian. The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Simon & Schuster. p. 430. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
  10. ^ Hultkrans, Andrew (October 2009). "Reissues". Spin. 25 (10): 86. Retrieved August 28, 2017. 
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-05-04. Retrieved 2013-02-21. 

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