Lightning Bolt discography
Lightning Bolt is a noise rock duo from Providence, Rhode Island, composed of Brian Chippendale on drums and vocals and Brian Gibson on bass guitar. The group's discography consists of five full-length albums and a number of 7-inch singles and splits. Lightning Bolt have also appeared on numerous compilations, starred in the 2003 tour-DVD The Power of Salad, and performed in DVD compilations such as Pick a Winner (Load Records, 2004) and Sleep When You are Dead by performance artists Mighty Robot (Contact Records, 2007).
|2001||Ride the Skies
Rumors have persisted concerning the release of an improvisational album entitled Frenzy. A post on Lightning Bolt's official website in early 2004 read "The next Lightning Bolt album, Frenzy, is currently in the works over at Load Records. It is expected to be available at the end of the summer." No further word was given, and the next Lightning Bolt album released was Hypermagic Mountain in 2005. In an early 2007 interview, Chippendale said "When it comes to weird improv stuff, sometimes we're just at a weird stalemate." No official word has since been released.
Year Release details 1997 Split 2000 "Conan"
- Label: Load Records (Load #29)
- Also known as Tour 7"
2006 Ultra Cross Vol. 1
DVD / video
Year Video details 2003 The Power of Salad
- Label: Load Records (Load #40)
- Directed by Peter Glantz and Nick Noe
Appearances on compilations
Year Title Track(s) Label Other 1996 Repopulation Program "Revenge" Load Records 1999 Fruited Other Surfaces "LB.3.K6K3GU3.GO" Vermiform Records You're Soaking in It "Diet of Grapes and Nuts" Load Records 2000 Bad Music for Bad People "Rotata-ville" Trash Art! Mish Mash Mush Mega Mix Vol. 3 "Race Back to Earth" Fort Thunder 2001 U.S. Pop Life Vol. 7: Random Access
"Untitled" Contact Records KFJC Live from the Devil's Triangle Vol. III "Untitled" KFJC Real Slow Radio "Jam at the Parlor" Fort Thunder Old Tyme Lemonade "Swarm" Hospital Productions
- Chippendale side-project Mindflayer also appears.
Troubleman Mix-Tape "Waiting for the Snake Assassin" Troubleman Unlimited Records Mish Mash Mush Vol. 7 "Luxery Tomb" Fort Thunder 2002 Don't Shoot the Toy Piano Player "13 Monsters" WFMU If The Twenty-First Century Didn't Exist,
It Would Be Necessary To Invent It
"Ride The Friendly Skies" 5RC U.S. Pop Life Vol. 12: Random Slice of
Life at Ft. Thunder – Bands Who Played At
"Untitled" Contact Records 2004 Pick a Winner (DVD and CD) Live performance Load Records 2005 I Love Guitar Wolf...Very Much "Planet of the Wolves" Narnack Records A Benefit For Our Friends
(DMBQ Tribute CD)
"Excitebike" none 2006 Rough Trade Shops: Rock and Roll 1 "Riffwraiths" V2 Records 2007 Ex Drummer "2 Morro Morro Land" Play It Again Sam The Supermassive Selection CD by Muse "Magic Mountain" New Musical Express
- CD accompanying NME Magazine, June 16, 2007.
Sleep When You are Dead
by Mighty Robot (DVD)
Live performance Contact Records Cue the Bugle Turbulent
(The 2007 Believer Music Issue CD)
"Deceiver" The Believer
Year Title Track(s) Label Other 2011 The Flaming Lips 2011 #7: The Flaming Lips with Lightning Bolt (4-song 12" vinyl EP) 4-songs co-written and performed with The Flaming Lips Warner Bros./Lovely Sorts of Death
Lightning Bolt has also collaborated with numerous bands in a live setting, notably Sonic Youth. Bootleg recordings of many songs have been circulated though none have been officially released.
- "Lightning Bolt". Load Records. Retrieved September 8, 2007.
- Raggett, Ned. "Lightning Bolt - Review". Allmusic. Retrieved September 8, 2007.
- Strew, Rogue (October 24, 2005). "Lightning Bolt - Hypermagic Mountain". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved September 8, 2007.
- Gornick, Matt (January 19, 2007). "A bolt of guerilla noise". Washington Square News. Archived from the original on February 9, 2008. Retrieved September 8, 2007.
- "Lightning Bolt: Head Nothing, Heart Everything". Tiny Mix Tapes. February 14, 2007. Archived from the original on February 9, 2008. Retrieved September 8, 2007.
- "Lightning Bolt - News". Lightning Bolt. Archived from the original on April 6, 2004. Retrieved September 8, 2007.
- Stosuy, Brandon (December 5, 2006). "Interview: Brian Chippendale". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved March 21, 2007.
- "Lightning Bolt - Biography". Gold Star Public Relations. Archived from the original on November 8, 2007. Retrieved September 8, 2007.
- Thompson, Paul (May 31, 2007). "Liars, Lightning Bolt, Oneida on Mighty Robot DVD". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved August 2, 2007.
- Stosuy, Brandon. "Cue the Bugle Turbulent". The Believer. Retrieved August 2, 2007.