Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Lounge Lizards / John Lurie


11-3-09 Lounge Lizards / John Lurie


I have been a fan of John Lurie / The Lounge Lizards since 1980 or so. I recently ran across both of my ticket stubs for the 2 x Lounge Lizards shows I saw – June 16, 1981 @ Whisky A-Go-Go ($5) and June 12, 1998 @ El Rey Theatre ($20). In 1981, I drank a lot at this show – but I recall it was rather good. I would’ve been 22 or so at that time, and they seemed a lot older than myself. In 1998, it seemed too good to be true that they were returning to Los Angeles to play. Mr. Lurie was very funny on stage, with great / amusing between-song banter.


And of course Mr. Lurie has expensive coffee table art books, too. Wonderful stuff. And he’s in those Jim Jarmusch films – even stranger, Mr. Lurie contributed to the soundtracks of some ‘straight’ films – “Get Shorty”, for example. Ever see “Fishing With John”? It’s on DVD. Amazing stuff.


CD BIG HEART - LIVE IN TOKYO ANTILLES US 510089.2

1986 7 TRKS Live

CD BIG HEART - LIVE IN TOKYO NON STAND JPN 30CH-173

1986 10 TRKS Live 'DDD'? 3 x bonus tracks

LP BIG HEART - LIVE IN TOKYO ISLAND US 90529.1

1986 7 TRKS Live

LP FUSION (W/ Teo Macero) EUROPA US JP 2015

1984 7 TRKS with The Lounge Lizards

CD LIVE '79 / '81 DANCETERIA FR DANCD 046

1985 12 TRKS Live '79 - '81

LP LIVE FROM THE DRUNKEN BOAT EUROPA US JP 2012

1983 8 TRKS Live 11/82

CD LIVE IN BERLIN 1991 Vol. 1 INTUITION DE INT 2055.2

1992 6 TRKS Live, CD-only release?

CD LIVE IN BERLIN 1991 Vol. 2 INTUITION DE INT 2044.2

1995 6 TRKS Live, CD-only release?

CD LOUNGE LIZARDS EG US EEGCD 8

1981 13 TRKS

LP LOUNGE LIZARDS EG US EGS 8

1981 13 TRKS U.S. pressing

CD NO PAIN FOR CAKES ANTILLES US 510090.2

1987 9 TRKS 'DDD'

LP NO PAIN FOR CAKES ISLAND US 90592.1

1987 9 TRKS U.S. pressing

CD QUEEN OF ALL EARS STRANGE AND B SB 0015

1998 10 TRKS autographed, CD-only release?

CD VOICE OF CHUNK LAGARTO US LAGCD 003

1989 10 TRKS (2 x bonus tracks) mail-order vers.

CD VOICE OF CHUNK VERABRA DE VBRCD 25

1989 10 TRKS (2 x bonus tracks)

LP VOICE OF CHUNK VERABRA DE NO. 25

1989 8 TRKS

John Lurie solo works:

CD AFRICAN SWIM AND MANNY & LO STRANGE AND B SBM CD0017

1998 25 TRKS Original soundtracks

CD DOWN BY LAW CRAMMED BEL MTM 14CD

1987 21 TRKS 'VARIETY'

CD FISHING WITH JOHN (O.S.T.) STRANGE AND B SB 0014

1998 23 TRKS O.S.T.

CD GET SHORTY (V.A. - O.S.T.) ANTILLES US 529310.2

1995 17 TRKS Various Artists

CD MARVIN PONTIAC STRANGE AND B SB 0018

1999 14 TRKS

CD MEN WITH STICKS (J. Lurie Nat'l Orch.) CRAMMED BEL MTM 34CD

1993 3 TRKS

CD MYSTERY TRAIN (V.A. - O.S.T.) MILAN US 35967.2

2001 16 TRKS Various Artists

CD STRANGER THAN PARADISE (O.S.T.) STRANGE AND B SB 0010

1999 9 TRKS O.S.T. "Resurrection of Albert Ayler"

2 comments:

Jim said...

We only have the great Marvin Pontiac album. Sue heard it on the college radio one day and it became a must have item. I have the great ad Mr. Lurie ran on VH-1 for "Voice Of Chunk" on video somewhere. The Lounge Lizards were on E'G so I should have checked them out when they first happened. He's one of those "someday" artists. I'd probably like most of his stuff a lot.

"hello, farmer!"

Ron Kane said...

Good band, fun artist. I recommend almost everything they ever did. Some live CD's have sound quality issues, but they're hard to find anyway. I still have LL laser discs, even!