Lizard Vision

Lizard Vision

by Austin Lounge Lizards
     
 
Combine country and bluegrass melodies with the type of irreverent, authority-questioning lyrics you'd expect from a rock & roll or folk act, and you've got the Austin Lounge Lizards, whose sense of humor is impossible to miss on Lizard Vision. Recorded live at the Waterloo Ice House in Austin, TX, in January 1990, this CD illustrates the Lizards' vitality and

Overview

Combine country and bluegrass melodies with the type of irreverent, authority-questioning lyrics you'd expect from a rock & roll or folk act, and you've got the Austin Lounge Lizards, whose sense of humor is impossible to miss on Lizard Vision. Recorded live at the Waterloo Ice House in Austin, TX, in January 1990, this CD illustrates the Lizards' vitality and makes it clear they're far from typical of country and bluegrass acts. The band might sound a bit like the Statler Brothers at times, but lyrically, they're in a class by themselves. "Dan Stepford" has a good laugh at the expense of Dan Quayle (who was the U.S. vice president when this CD was recorded), while the doo-wop-influenced "Jesus Loves Me (But He Can't Stand You)" takes aim at the hypocrisy of religious fanatics. Not all of the songs have sociopolitical references; on "He's Just a Friend" and Roger Waters' "Brain Damage," for example, the Lizards simply enjoy some healthy, good-natured goofiness for the sake of goofiness. Arguably, Lizard Vision is the band's most essential release.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/29/1992
Label:
Flying Fish Records
UPC:
0018964056926
catalogNumber:
70569

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Performance Credits

Austin Lounge Lizards   Primary Artist
Hank Card   Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Conrad Deisler   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Tom Pittman   Banjo,Pedal Steel Guitar,Vocals
Paul Sweeney   Mandolin
Kirk Williams   Bass,Vocals

Technical Credits

Irving Berlin   Composer
Roger Waters   Composer
Bobby Russell   Composer
Emily Kaitz   Illustrations,Logo Illustration
Patterson Barrett   Engineer
Hank Card   Composer
Steve Clark   Introduction
Conrad Deisler   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Chris Erlon   Engineer
Charles Ray   Engineer
Mike Quinn   Art Direction
Carrington Weems   Cover Photo

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