Lounge Lizards with John Lurie release their first eponymous album : ‘Lounge Lizards’ (1980)

‘Lounge Lizards’ with John Lurie is their first eponymous album produced by Teo Macero, recorded on July 21-22, 28-29, 1980 and released In 1981 by Eg Records.

Track Listing : 1.Incident On South Street (John Lurie) – 03:21 . 2.Harlem Nocturne (Earle Hagen) – 02:04 . 3.Do The Wrong Thing (John Lurie, Steve Piccolo) – 02:39 . 4.Au Contraire Arto (John Lurie) – 03:22 . 5.Well You Needn’T (Thelonious Monk) – 01:53 . 6.Ballad (John Lurie) – 03:22 . 7.Wangling (John Lurie) – 02:58 . 8.Conquest Of Rar (John Lurie, Evan Lurie, Anton Fier) – 03:12 . 9.Demented (John Lurie) – 02:01 . 10.I Remember Coney Island (John Lurie) – 03:27 . 11.Fatty Walks (John Lurie) – 02:51 . 12.Epistrophy (Thelonious Monk, Kenneth Clarke) – 04:12 . 13.You Haunt Me (John Lurie) – 03:40

Peter Saville

Musicians : John Lurie – Alto Saxophone . Evan Lurie – Keyboards . Steve Piccolo – Bass . Arto Lindsay – Guitar . Anton Fier – Drums

Production : Produced By Teo Macero Frank Laico – Engineer . Ted Brosnan – Engineer . Don Puluse – Mixing

Package : Fran Pelzman – Photography . Peter Saville asterisques RVM – Design

Recorded On July 21-22, 28-29, 1980 At Cbs Recording Studios, New York.

Released In 1981 By Eg Records.

Lounge Lizards


paperhouse @ RateYourMusic
Obviously this is awesomeand “Ballad” especially rules because it sounds like someone is being murdered in Twin Peaks again near the end of the song. […]

Robert Christgau
John Lurie has a real gift for night-crawling high-kitsch themes, but to hear him improvise alongside Arto Lindsay is to learn how hard it is to make music out of noise. After all, it’s the precisely timed cut-’em-up verve with which Arto skronks […]

That’s not to say that this is too experimental; saxophonist and lead Lizard John Lurie knows when to blow noise and when to blow melodyand ex-Feelies drummer Anton Fier manages to infuse a good rock feel into the drum parts even when he’s playing incredibly complex rhythms. […]


Lounge Lizards’ with John Lurie


Comments are closed.