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.