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The Jesus Lizard Show Went On!

By The Beachwood Jesus Affairs Desk

"David Yow didn't allow bruised ribs suffered from an accidental fall during The Jesus Lizard's first of two sold-out weekend shows at Metro to keep him from playing the second concert," the Tribune reports. "Yet the vocalist's injury, incurred while he was crowd-surfing to the closing 'Wheelchair Epidemic' at Friday's unhinged 75-minute performance, significantly limited his trademark antics the following evening."

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Metro Press Release issued Saturday:

For Immediate Release: Jesus Lizard show WILL go on tonight

During last night's encore, Jesus Lizard's David Yow accidentally fell into the floor while crowdsurfing and injured himself. Metro's emergency medical technician treated him at the club immediately. To ensure that his condition was not serious, an ambulance was called and he was taken to a local hospital. After a few hours of observation, doctors thankfully determined that although he does have some bruised ribs, his condition is stable and he is otherwise fine. He was released, is currently resting, and WILL perform tonight.

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DeRogatis:

"Finally, the crowd erupted as David Yow sauntered out, hair disheveled as always, thrift-store red shirt hanging over the beer belly protruding from his too-tight blue jeans, the cowboy boots looking innocuous despite his Nevada and Texas roots. 'You don't mean it,' he taunted the cheering fans. 'You're just saying that.'

'As the group launched into 'Puss' - an appropriate choice as one of the best songs from Liar (1992) as well as half of the band's split single with another influential and unforgettable group of the alternative era, Nirvana - Yow hurled himself into the crowd, riding atop its upstretched arms throughout the tune, kicking and failing while howling like a man possessed.

"'One down, fourteen to go,' Yow cracked as the song ended and he finally crawled back onstage. It was as if he'd beaten one assailant and was preparing to take on the rest of the gang."

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Posted on December 1, 2009


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