Teetering the lines of what was punk and what was post, The Jesus Lizard came on the scene in 1989, releasing Pure, their debut EP through Touch and Go Records. In 1991, the band released Goat, which is claimed by many critics to be their seminal release. Daunting guitar riffs mixed with a bold rhythm section, the vocals of David Yow overlapped the music with a frightful sermon that gave the band a cold, yet driving sound. Their next two albums, 1992's Liar and 1994's Down would be their last records for Touch and Go before signing to Capitol Records to release their final two. Though it is argued that 1996's Shot and 1998's Blue depart a bit from the band's formidable sound, there's no denying the band's catalog has something to offer to the new millennial post-whatever bands and indie-cred crooners. The band has recently reformed to play some shows, and Touch and Go has re-released the label's albums on both CD and vinyl. Whether it is a copy of the re-release, or an original out of the used bin, it's worth checking out why some are so influenced by the band's sound.