The Jesus Lizard formed in 1988 in Chicago, Illinois. After the breakup of Scratch Acid, singer David Yow relocated from Texas to Chicago and teamed up with former Cargo Cult guitarist Duane Denison. Finding his abilities on bass guitar lacking, David Yow recruited ex-Scratch Acid bassist David Wm. Sims for a new project. The trio called themselves The Jesus Lizard; using a drum machine for their earliest recordings and performances, before adding drummer Mac McNeilly after recording their first EP Pure.
In 2009 the reformed for a world tour
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