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  • Audio CD (15 Oct. 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Eastworld
  • ASIN: B0093XP1FO
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 141,167 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Thumper
2. Blue Shot
3. Thumbscrews
4. Good Riddance
5. Mailman
6. Skull of A German
7. Trephination
8. More Beautiful Than Barbie
9. Too Bad About The Fire
10. Churl
11. Now Then
12. Inamorata
13. Pervertedly Slow

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Adalberto Lieto on 24 Dec. 2012
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Album da collezione, il suono rispetto al passato risulta meno aggressivo, sicuramente per il passaggio ad una major, da avere
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An often underrated or neglected cult 90's alternative band, influencing many with their chaotic and wild off-kilter tunes and equally wild live shows. As ever this is yet another of their strange, heavy groove rocking fine albums. For fans of Faith No More, Helmet, Korn, Dillinger Escape Plan etc.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Jonathan Damian Weeks on 1 Nov. 2003
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While some might think the jesus lizard sold out by going to a major label instead of sticking with Touch and Go, Shot should blow even the more cynical away. Quite simply is an excellent album, the jesus lizard have always progressed as a band, and this is the album which shows them at their top dollar best. From the apocalyptic opening track, blue shot and thumbscrews - it's hard to believe the same intensity and quality can be maintained, but i'd be hard pushed to single out a track that doesn't work. This is an album from a band at their peak, if you want to get to know jesus lizard, or are a fan of alternative rock - buy this album because it's definitely worth the chance.
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3 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 23 Mar. 2006
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Without wanting to be rude, I happen to believe the exact opposite of everything stated in the review above.
This was in fact the first Jesus Lizard album I bought, I was 16 (1996) and I was sold on the rave reviews a lot of my favorite musicians around that time (namely, Kurt Cobain) attributed to this band. Note; I said 'this band', not 'this album'. Suffice to say I didn't bother to further investigate The Jesus Lizard for another 8 years, and that was only after an insistant friend assured me that 'Shot' was a really bad example.
Then I heard 'Liar' and 'Goat'. Its hard to believe the same band that put out these two blindingly powerful, psychotic works of genius, also put out this unfocussed, wobbly, half-hearted attempt at a change of direction.
It's interesting that this was their major label début, because it does report a sense of attempted high-concept, ('Trephination') not normally associated with larger labels. As a result it loses so many of the things that made them great previously - the pounding, hooky basslines most notably.
It almost seems as though they were pre-emptively trying to subvert the notion they'd sold out, by making a record that was more 'challenging'.
Instead, it just turned out to be hard to listen to, and unrewarding.
Poor.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
The Jesus Lizard's best album 8 April 2010
By Ville Peurala - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Yeah, I know that's a controversial statement. All Jesus Lizard's albums are really great, I like especially "Goat" and "Liar" besides this. But there are two things which make this the best The Jesus Lizard album for me:

1) Its sonic quality. As other reviewers have commented before me. Yes, the production makes the music sound more "mainstream", but is that necessarily a bad thing? After all, if you want the Albini sound, you can always listen to other Albini bands. The Jesus Lizard evolved into something unique with the cleaner production of this record.

2) It has the first The Jesus Lizard song I ever heard, "Good Riddance" (yes, I am younger than many other TJL enthusiasts). I got hooked immediately. I had to have the whole record. And what a record it was! Even today, there are 8 songs off this album on my "The Jesus Lizard" playlist in iTunes. It's a tie with "Goat", which also has 8 songs there (the whole album except "Karpis", which I have for some reason never liked that much). But this was the first one, and it still works for me now, 14 years later.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Mailman - one of the creepiest songs I've ever heard 10 Aug. 2004
By Personal Robot - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
"He wants to know if he can run his fingers through my hair

He also wants to know if he can hop around my hole

Wants to see my skirt rise abuxt my hairless thigh"

"Mailman" is singer David Yow's tale of a woman being stalked by some creepy bastard who likes to send her little love notes through the mail. This is the kind of thing the Jesus Lizard excels at - making the listener just uncomfortable enough that any laughter that the odd lyrics might encourage are questioned as to whether it's because of the humor of them - or a nervous reaction to something disturbing, like when we laugh at excessive gore in a movie.

I question my reaction everytime I hear the song's signature line - "He sure as hell can't touch me." Spat with such acidic disgust that you know the female persona Yow takes on for the tune says it more out of self-reassurance than as a statement of fact. The terror of the song is that nothing has happened - yet. The only thing she knows for certain is that she doesn't want the "Mailman" touching her - whether he abides her wishes is left unanswered, in fact, whether he even does anything more than send creepy letters is unknown. The song is a snippet of a "now" when the woman in the song receives yet another letter that one can only imagine has her darting about in fear, checking with shaky hands that doors and windows are locked, that nothing in the house has been disturbed, that this man hasn't somehow infiltrated the safety of her home. We never know anything but what she's feeling and fearing while reading his words - how he wants to "run his fingers through [her] hair" and "hop around [her] hole." No - all we know for sure is that "the word he uses, the thought he thinks is getting under my skin."

One of my favorite musical elements of the Jesus Lizard is that greasy bassline that permeates everything they do. It leaves a slime wherever it slithers and in the case of "Mailman" it just makes an already odd little tune that much more perverse - but really, what Jesus Lizard song isn't perverted and greasy? That's exactly why I love them. David Yow wasn't afraid to write more-than-disturbing lyrics, and the band wasn't afraid to create music that perfectly backs it up.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Impressive. 20 April 2004
By H3@+h - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Supposedly this isn't as good as their earlier work, which is amazing since this rocks so hard. It's pretty aggressive, and what I think of as punk-metal. Imagine if Tool was more punk, or Fugazi was more metal. It also sounds better the more I hear it. "Thumper", "Blue Shot", and "Thumbscrews" are all sweet, as is "Skull Of A German". The album is hard and heavy, and the singer has a great style. I think "Shot" will go great with your next shot.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Vastly underrated 4 Dec. 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I don't know why this album has such a bad reputation. Yes, it's the first studio LP without Steve Albini, so it sounds different; however, it's still a really great album. The 1-2-3 punch of "Thumper", "Blue Shot", and "Thumbscrews" (one of my favorite TJL songs) can hold up to any other album of theirs. The rest of the album is good, with only a few songs i dont really care for, hence the 4 stars. With Goat and Liar, all of the songs kick ass. Just because theres 2 or 3 songs that are fairly mediocre, doesn't mean this should be shunned. It's way better than pretty much any other popular band of the time. Oh, and "Skull Of A German"'s guitar line kicks my ass.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Polished != Bad 7 Feb. 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Yeah, Shot is a radical departure from every single one of the various styles that tJL have affected throughout their career, as well as their major-label debut (Show doesn't count) and first attempt at recording without Albini, so I was a tad skeptical. A year and a half later though, I'm convinced; Shot is every bit as good as anything else they've ever produced, just in a different way. The clipped, oddly precise intensity of the first two songs and the abrasive torpedo that is "Thumbscrews" are the record's clear high points, but there's plenty of other moments of greatness to be found amid the weird range of sounds tJL experiment with here. A few songs don't quite work, but there's been a few songs that didn't quite work on almost every tJL release up to this point; don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Basically, just ignore the hipsters and buy the stupid thing; you'll probably end up liking it as much as Down, at least.
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