Arranged By – The Lounge Lizards. Recorded at Media Sound, Nov. 1988 except 'Voice of Chunk' recorded at Clinton Studio, Jan. 1989 and 'Uncle Jerry' recorded at Nas Nuvens, Brazil, Sept 1988 Mixed at Platinum Island. Matrix, Runout: LAGCD003 L9C06G. Other Versions (5 of 17) View All. Cat.
The Lizards, led by neo-saxman John Lurie, were best known for their outsider approach to bop. This is perhaps their best work, filled with humor and a solid melodic sensibility. Marc Ribot's angular guitar and the complement of Evan Lurie's piano make the disc a particular delight. Madhouse jazz for the unhinged.
Tracklist: 1. Bob The Bob, 2. Voice Of Chunk, 3. One Big Yes, 4. The Hanging, 5. Uncle Jerry, 6. A Paper Bag And The Sun, 7. Tarantella, 8. Bob The Bob (Home), 9. Sharks Can’t Sleep, 10. Travel. More albums from Lounge Lizards: Live From The Drunken Boat by Lounge Lizards. The Lounge Lizards by Lounge Lizards. Queen Of All Ears by Lounge Lizards. No Pain For Cakes by Lounge Lizards. Live In Berlin 1991 Vol. II by Lounge Lizards. Berlin 1991 Part I by Lounge Lizards. Live 79-81 by Lounge Lizards. Live In Tokyo – Big Heart by Lounge Lizards. View all albums . Voice Of Chunk.
Album · 1987 · 10 Songs. Curtis Fowlkes, Dougie Bowne, Erik Sanko, Evan Lurie, John Lurie, Marc Ribot, Roy Nathonson & The Lounge Lizards. 3. One Big Yes.
For the Voice of Chunk sessions, Bowne played a Pearl GLX series kit with maple shells featuring 8″, 12″, 13″, 14″, and 16″ toms, a 22″ bass drum, and a Pearl S-414D chrome-covered steel free-floating snare drum. He used a Pearl P-750 or P-880TW double bass drum pedal, and his cymbals included a 20″ Paiste 2002 ride, 16″ and 18″ Paiste thin crashes, an 8″ Paiste splash, 14″ Paiste and A Zildjian hihat sets, and an old Zildjian China with a chunk sawed out of the edge, which was salvaged from the garbage at Matrix Rehearsal Studios. Bowne recorded the Iggy Pop album Party and then right before a tour opening for the Rolling Stones, he gave notice. I loved, loved playing his music, but I needed to play more and different music. The Lounge Lizards had been broken up for about a year before they reformed in 1982. Leader and saxophonist John Lurie was looking for musicians.
After a few revisions to the band's lineup, John Lurie had a brilliant cast for his Lounge Lizards' Voice of Chunk, which came out on his private label in 1989. Now that Lurie's got his strong Strange & Beautiful label, Voice is in wide circulation. And that's a good thing. It's probably the best work this lineup of the Lizards had to offer. Keyboardist Evan Lurie and guitarist Marc Ribot show themselves clearly up to fulfilling the leader's noirish, additive aesthetic.
The Lounge Lizards were an eclectic musical group founded by saxophonist John Lurie and his brother, pianist Evan Lurie, in 1978. Initially known for their ironic, tongue-in-cheek take on jazz, The Lounge Lizards eventually became a showcase for John Lurie's sophisticated compositions straddling jazz and many other genres. They were active until about 1998 with the Lurie brothers as the only constant members, though many leading New York City based musicians were members of the group.