Lubricated Goat

Lubricated Goat [Special]

Lubricated Goat was an Australian noise rock band of the 1980s. They achieved brief notoriety for playing on a television program naked, wearing only their instruments and shoes. Mainly influenced by bands like The Stooges and The Birthday Party, they are credited for playing a grimy, confrontational style of rock which preceded grunge.

Lubricated Goat was formed by Sydney musician Stu Spasm (real name Stuart Grey). While returning from a visit to England, Spasm went to Perth to visit former Singing Dog drummer Brett Ford who was then playing in The Kryptonics with Peter Hartley. While in Perth, Stu recorded side one of what later became the Plays The Devil’s Music EP at No Sweat Studios with Ford and Hartley. Side two was recorded in Adelaide on a 4-track with drummer Martin Bland (Bloodloss/Salamander Jim).

Lubricated Goat signed to Red Eye Records offshoot Black Eye Records. The band soon relocated to Sydney where Stu had previously met Guy Maddison of the Greenhouse Effect (now in Mudhoney) in Perth, Maddison now living in Sydney was offered the opportunity to play bass for Lubricated Goat. The majority of the band lived on Cleveland Street in an old run-down three-story mansion which was soon dubbed "Gracelands." The house was a creative haven for musicians and artists that were known to host art shows and nude discos.[1] These events were less common than they were reputed to be. In 1988, Lubricated Goat released its debut full-length, Paddock Of Love, which featured the track "In The Raw". The band subsequently lip-synched a nude performance of the song on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV program Blah Blah Blah, an event which created national media outrage. A documentary film has been made about the event, also titled In The Raw, which explains how and why the band came to be nude in the first place.

Around this time there also was a line-up change, with Hartley sacked and Ford quit to be replaced by guitarist Sir Charles Tolnay Esquire of Grong Grong and King Snake Roost and Gene Revet, drummer of The Space Juniors. In 1989, the new lineup recorded the EP Schadenfreude. Charlie and Gene did not tour the US, instead Stu and Guy were joined by Renastair EJ and Martin Bland for the first US tour. Later after Guy's departure this line up recorded the full-length Psychedelicatessen" with Lachlan McLeod on bass.

Lubricated Goat undertook a European tour in 1990 that came to an abrupt halt when Spasm was stabbed in a drug deal gone wrong in Berlin. Spasm relocated to New York where he married Babes in Toyland bassist Kat Bjelland. The pair formed Crunt with Jon Spencer Blues Explosion drummer Russell Simms. Crunt played grungy roots-rock fleshed out by violent, sex-obsessed lyrics. The band issued a self-titled album in 1994. That same year Spasm reactivated Lubricated Goat and recorded Forces You Don't Understand in New York with guest players from US bands like The Swans and Cop Shoot Cop. After that the band fell apart, as did Spasm's marriage. He fell deeper into the depths of heroin addiction, but by 1996 had again reactivated Lubricated Goat with new players.

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1988 - Paddock of Love
1989 - Psychedelicatessen
1994 - Forces You Don't Understand
2004 - The Great Old Ones

1987 - Plays the Devil’s Music
1989 - Schadenfreude

7" singles
1989 - Sub Pop singles club 7"
1989 - Meating My Head
1989 - 20th Century Rake
1990 - "Bad Times" on Dope-Guns-'N-Fucking In The Streets Volume Four
1992 - Shut Your Mind
1992 - In The Wrong Hands
1993 - Play Dead
1993 - Prayer For Blood
2004 - Popular Male Vocalist

2010 - The Shiny Grey chocolate bicycle ... DL: pt.1//DL: pt.2

Listen songs:
In The Wrong Hands
Spoil The Atmosphere
I Saw It
In The Raw
Funeral On A Spit
Play Dead
Prayer For Blood