Label: Greasy Pop Records - GPR 132 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: Australia • Genre: Rock • Style: Alternative Rock
The Lizard Train were an Australian rock band from Death Hangs Heavy (On My Mind) - The Lizard Train - Slippery which formed in early Australian rock music historian, Ian Barcarolle - Michael Collins & The Cathedral Strings - Melodies That Will Last ForeverNervousmen - Vexatious their early work as "a melange of screaming guitars did battle over a rumbling rhythm section.
Yet, beneath the distorted riffs and lyrical angst, the band boasted a melodic and harmonic sensibility usually disregarded in such aggressive music" with later work "brimming with powerful, dark songs and inspired musicianship". Music journalist, Andy Turner, described their sound as a "brain-melting amalgamation of avant-garde jazz and slide guitar". In a side-project, The Hired Gunswas formed to play late s and early s psychedelic country rock.
Founders of all three groups were David Creese on drums, chimes and vocals; and Chris Willard on lead vocals, lead guitar, and bass guitar. The Dumb Earth's second album, Blessings in Disguiseappeared in Willard continued with The Hired Guns until it disbanded in late In late Willard recalled the band's formation:.
We've been around since early 85, and I was in a band before that called the Acid Drops with Liz Dealy [ sic ] and a couple of other people, and I split off in late 84, and I'm a friend of Phil, and we got together and started jamming with the idea of getting a band together. And I sort of knew Dave and Shane Yet, beneath the distorted riffs and lyrical angst, the band boasted a melodic and harmonic sensibility usually disregarded in such aggressive music".
Drew left in December, according to Willard "we'd found that the three Death Hangs Heavy (On My Mind) - The Lizard Train - Slippery us couldn't get on with Phil anymore so we asked him to leave",  and the group continued as a trio.
McFarlane felt the title was apt as it "featured an unsettling sonic assault of wah wah and fuzzed guitar effects that was remarkably intriguing by the same token". Louisiana Man - Bobbie Gentry - Way Down South March the next album, Everything Movesappeared; it was preceded by its associated single, "It all Came from Nothing", a month earlier.
According to music journalist, Andy Turner, their sound was "brain-melting amalgamation of avant-garde jazz and slide guitar". By Ford had been replaced on saxophone by Simon Whithear who also provided clarinet and backing vocals; the line-up was expanded by the addition of Glendon Blazely on trombone, trumpet, tuba and backing vocals; Kiernan Box on piano and piano accordion; and Phil Kakulas on double bass.
Back in Creese, Spellicy and Willard, now on lead guitar and Death Hangs Heavy (On My Mind) - The Lizard Train - Slippery vocals, had formed a side-project, The Hired Guns, with Anthony Paine also in Snout on bass guitar and backing vocals. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Lizard Train. Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop.
Archived from the original on 3 August Retrieved 25 March Greasy Pop Records. National Library of Australia. Recorded at StudioAdelaide, December Noise for Heroes. Archived from the original on 9 August Produced by the Lizard Positive (Instrumental) - Sly And The Family Stone* - The Collection and Tony Elliot. Retrieved 26 March Produced by Lizard Train and Tony Elliot.
Shagpile Records. Retrieved 27 March Recorded at Big Sound Studios, April Produced by Steve Albini. Slide Show Fanzine. Oz Music Project. Archived from the original on 7 August Pop Gun Records. Rubber Records. Notes: Compact disc. Recorded at Domestic Bliss Studios. Recorded at the Yarn Factory. The Dumb Earth Official Website. November Archived from the original on 12 December Archived from the original on 26 August Steady Cam Records.
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