Friday, November 6, 2009
Here is the download: Mouse 7"
In honor of The Jesus Lizard's return to Atlanta tomorrow night, I am posting the Mouse 7" from 1991, which according to the bio below does not technically include Jesus Lizard drummer, 86 drummer, Phantom 309 bass player Mac McNeilly, but he did join the band later and honestly it really sounds like him on the recording. Here is a little bio on Mouse from the interweb:
Jenny McNeilly - Guitar, Vocals
Jackson Wilson - Guitar
Eddie Carlson - Bass
Mac McNeilly - Drums
Mouse was formed eight years ago at Cafe Express in Evanston. Jackson and Jenny were reprimanded and permanently separated from working shifts together for talking too much, but not before arranging the fateful first practice. This practice would also include their co-workers, drummer Alan Eberhardt and Swedish-American bassist Eddie Carlson, who rounded out what quickly became a writing and recording machine.
The group was dealt a serious setback when Alan moved to Alabama to fix knees, but not before they released a single, "Caesar Salad," on Worry Bird Records, and contributed to two compilation albums. Mouse then went on a two-year hiatus in order to be reborn from the ashes of themselves, but not before Jenny married Mac, who would become the next Mouse drummer, but not before they had two children. She forced Mac to quit the Jesus Lizards, and they proceeded to call Jackson and Eddie to ask if they could play. The rest is history. Rock history.
Mouse went on to write and record a vast library of as yet unreleased material with the generous help and expertise of Steve Albini, which in due time will ensure them a prestigious seat in the Rock pantheon, but not before someone decides to release some of this music.
If anyone has MP3s of these unreleased Mouse songs, pleeeaaassseee email me. This single was put out by David T. Lindsay's Worrybird label, probably the best Atlanta record label of the late eighties/early nineties. I will be posting several other Worrybird releases in the near future. Let me know if you have any requests.
Also, there have been several excellent stories on the Jesus Lizard's Atlanta show, including interviews with Mac McNeilly by Chad Radford in Creative Loafing and Jon Kincaid in Stomp and Stammer. Enjoy the reading.