A reissue of Lubricated Goat’s debut LP from 1987 is a very special moment. It’s been out of circulation for over two decades, and Sorcerer presents this classic slice of Underground Australiana in all its glory.
Recorded over two recording sessions in mid-1986, one in Perth and one in Adelaide, Plays The Devil’s Music wasn’t really seen by LG founder/mainstay Stu Spasm (ex-Beasts Of Bourbon, Salamander Jim and much more) as a part of any grand musical plan. He recorded these tracks with his friends Martin Bland, Brett Ford and Pete Hartley and went back to Sydney with the tapes. John Foy of Black Eye Records loved the results and the band known as Lubricated Goat was born. Over the course of several more full-lengthers and an EP or two, the band made themselves a reputation as one of Australia’s finest purveyors of post-punk noise-rock before relocating to the US.
The musical scene centred around the Black Eye label in Sydney at the time, with bands such as the ‘Goat, Thug (featuring a young Tex Perkins), No More Bandicoots, Box The Jesuit, etc. remains one of Australia’s richest, weirdest and most inventive conglomeration of musicians and artists, and Stu & co. were right in the thick of it.
Lubricated Goat were (perhaps correctly) often compared to the Butthole Surfers at the time, and their mix of punk, post-punk, noise and a taste for the absurd puts them firmly in the same camp. Throw in a little bit of Stooges/Birthday Party-style grunt and a distinctly Australian sense of humour and you’re getting close to the magic of early Lubricated Goat.
This edition comes remastered c/o Mikey Young, with the original artwork and inner sleeve, download card, as well as new liner notes from Stu Spasm detailing the history of the recording.
Jason The Unpopular
Beyond The Grave
Frotting With Ennio
Goats And The Men Who Ride Them
Can't Believe We're Really Making Love
Recommended for fans of: Butthole Surfers, Killdozer, Pere Ubu, Big Black, Birthday Party.