Thursday, June 30, 2011

A song a day: The Jesus Lizard - Then Came Dudley

Speaking of the Jesus Lizard, one of my favourite memories of any gig ever is when I saw the Jesus Lizard in this small club in Sydney. There were no bouncers and half the crowd seemed to be on the stage. One particularly ardent fan was this six foot girl who kept trying to capture David Yow and kiss him. Eventually Yow had enough and managed to grab her in a wrestle hold (an under the crotch bear hug type of thing) and hurl her into the moshpit. He then promptly dived in after her. The funny thing was he managed to sing the whole way through without missing a single lyric or drawing for breath.

I think of that moment every time I hear the first line of Then Comes Dudley:

That woman's crazy,
She's the mistress of a man who's crazy too

Ain't that the truth.


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