A head-splitting jolt of relentless anxiety, frantic paranoia, concussive racket, and oddball frenzy, The Jesus Lizard’s Goat became an instant indie-rock landmark upon its 1991 release. Instigating, cutthroat, and snarling through broken teeth, it became the blueprint followed by the likes of Nirvana, Helmet, Fugazi, and the Melvins, and it’s never sounded better!
Part of Touch & Go’s stellar Jesus Lizard reissue campaign, the pioneering Goat has been meticulously remastered from the original tapes by Bob Weston (Mission of Burma, Shellac) and original engineer Steve Albini. The new pressing presents Goat in a sonic light that exceeds even the best expectations. There’s greater space between instruments, heightened dynamics, a more solidified mid-range, extended imaging, deeper soundstage, and an incredible boost in energy. Benefitting from Albini’s dry, no-frills production, indie-rock has seldom sounded so dangerous, physical, or fervent.
Vinyl packaged in deluxe gatefold album jacket with 12” x 24” double sided color insert including never before seen photos, and extensive liner notes by the band and by journalists who were there when it was all happening. Vinyl also includes a digital download coupon for entire LP, plus 5 bonus tracks not included on the LP itself.
A foundation of noise rock, indie rock, hardcore, and industrial music, Goat is a must-have, as are the Jesus Lizard’s other three full-length LPs for Touch & Go, all available in remastered form.