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The Jesus Lizard jumps on the reunion express

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Because nobody stays broken up in this era of sweet nostalgia and about-time cash-in comebacks, noise-rockers the Jesus Lizard, one of the most ferocious bands Chicago ever produced, are reuniting with the original lineup of David Yow, Duane Denison, David Wm. Sims and Mac McNeilly for a series of shows in 2009, starting with two All Tomorrow's Parties gigs in the U.K. on May 9 and 10 and wrapping up with a promised appearance in Chicago next November.

The reunion coincides with the Chicago label Touch and Go reissuing four of the band's albums in May: "Head," "Goat," "Liar" and "Down."

No word on whether James Iha or D'arcy Wretzky will be taking part... oh, no, wait a minute. Never mind.

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I'm shocked that Jim has not reviewed the Fireman-Electric Arguments CD. It's arguably Paul McCartney's finest work. It's very psychedelic and progressive mixed with ambient. It fuses blues, trance, rock and melodic songs. Praised by the BBC, London Times, Telegraph, Observer, Rolling Stone, Spin and Uncut. MACCA'S vocals roar and soar.

NEVER mentioned the hacks from the Smashing Pumpkins in the same sentence as the Lizard. The Pumpkins would RUN AWAY IN EXTREME TERROR from a Lizard show. Puhleeeeeeeeeeeze!

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