Lubricated Goat – Shut Your Mind!

Lubricated Goat – Shut Yer Mind // In The Wrong Hands (Sympathy For The Record Industry) 1992. I was just reading last night about Eric Davidson’s new book We Never Learn – The Gunk Punk Undergut, 1988-2001. It looks like a great read and Eric, as the lead singer of the New Bomb Turks, is definitely the perfect guy to spin this story. So this morning I woke up and had the song Shut Your Mind by the Aussie sludge band Lubricated Goat on my mind. Coincidence? I don’t know. I don’t even know if the Goat gets a mention in the book because the book ain’t out yet but I can definitely tell you that the Goat were GUNK. There is no doubt in my mind about that. Shit, what kinda day am I gonna have if the first thing I think of when I wake up is this? There’s no fucking hope for me. Lubricated Goat were primal, slow, misanthropic, swampy shit like only the Aussies can do it. By the time I got wind of them on one of the AmRep Dope Guns and Fucking comps, they had already been around for quite a few years and my discovery of them sent me down a spiral of audio debauchery that I am still recuperating from. From The Goat to The Scientists to The Birthday Party to The Saints. The dark soul of rock-n-roll music had me in its crosshairs and bands like Lubricated Goat were to blame. Now of course, the scene of the crime has been adequately sterilized. But there is EVIL out there in them swamps and you can find it if you go looking for it. These guys are probably a good place to start.

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4 Responses to Lubricated Goat – Shut Your Mind!

  1. Holly says:

    Thanks for posting this great 7″ !

    Head up to fellow downloaders, the title id tag for ‘in the wrong hands” is incorrect.

  2. Smitty says:

    Haven’t seen Stu-bricated Goat in a few years though he was a fixture in NYC for years. Even put together a new version of the band with Vinnie from Unsane on drums that played a couple show. Was well liked in the Big Apple for his removable teeth and his DJ nights where he would spin records and then plug his guitar and play along with them.

  3. Mr Phreek says:

    Thanks for this, Joe. I found out about Lubricated Goat from a Dope, Guns & Fucking Up Yer Video Deck VHS. It was a video for “In The Raw,” but not the one above. This one had the band completely nude onstage playing the song. My dad thought it was so funny, he fell over laughing. A couple years later, I was watching the video at my mom’s house and she got so offended she wanted to destroy the tape. No wonder they divorced before I was one, hahaha.

    I still have my Psychedelicatessen LP, which I’ll actually dig up and listen to one of these days. Haven’t heard it in over 10 years…

  4. jimmy tumors says:

    saw ‘em once at the coconut teaszer in hollywood. was so drunk the only thing i remember was they were hellafied loud…..

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