The David Yow Vocal Appreciation Society For The Betterment Of Mankind

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Created on: 13 Sep 2007
This group is for people who worship the unique vocal style of David Lambeth Yow, the vocalist in Scratch Acid, The Jesus Lizard and Qui.

Scratch Acid was an Austin, Texas noise* rock group formed in 1982. Originally consisting of Steve Anderson (vocals), David Wm. Sims (guitar), Brett Bradford (guitar), David Yow (bass), and Rey Washam (drums), Anderson was kicked out before they recorded an album, prompting Yow to move to vocals.

The Jesus Lizard formed in 1989 in Chicago, Illinois, following the breakup of Scratch Acid, after David Yow met guitarist Duane Denison. Ex-Scratch Acid bassist David Wm. Sims was recruited for the project, the trio called themselves The Jesus Lizard. The band took their name from a common nickname for the basilisk, a type of lizard that can run on water. They using a drum machine for their earliest recordings and performances, before adding ex-Mule drummer Mac McNeilly to the line-up. While never finding much mainstream success, The Jesus Lizard have been called "a leading noise rock band in the American independent underground...turn[ing] out a series of independent records filled with scathing, disemboweling, guitar-driven pseudo-industrial noise, all of which received positive reviews in underground music publications and heavy college-radio play." The band was very influencial with members of Nirvana and Helmet amongst others being avid fans.

Qui was founded in 2000 by drummer/vocalist Paul Christensen and guitarist/vocalist Matt Cronk in Los Angeles, CA. In late 2006 David Yow joined the band after performing with them at numerous shows as a guest vocalist.

*Labels blow! If you call Scratch Acid noise rock, what do you call Sonic Youth or Skinny Puppy? Maybe Scratch Acid are pioneers of "jazzcore"? Whatever you call them they were revolutionary!
The above information was taken from Wikipedia and Myspace sources, as well as our original 'brother' group, by the same name, on Facebook.

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  • Wondermoose

    Teh Jeebus Lisard.

    21 Oct 2013 Reply
  • sixleafclover

    Better late than never..

    3 May 2013 Reply
  • zverec

    best connected artists ever...

    5 Feb 2013 Reply
  • mortytoad

    David acts

    29 Aug 2012 Reply
  • dr_rufflove

    Check out the following interview with David Yow. If for some reason, you're not into chatting with rat puppets about "jesus magic", then skip to 2:53 to watch an assortment of people dancing - in a variety of innovative styles - to 'Startlet' from the Pure EP.

    19 Jun 2012 Reply
  • tronsuser

    what a guy

    22 Aug 2011 Reply
  • pinkpressthreat

    sO fucking dynamic, sO fucking powerful, sO fucking good.

    6 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Music4aRainyday

    does anyone know where i can get one of those qui aprons they sold on tour?

    17 Mar 2011 Reply
  • blackmetalpup88

    im a eedog i can hear voise

    22 Feb 2011 Reply
  • ribaldry

    The Jesus Lizard was my first real concert, at the Outhouse, in Lawrence, KS, July of 1992. I was 12. I like to think of this as a formative experience. Additionally, in 1996, I was fortunate enough to meet these guys while doing "junior press corps" coverage at Lollapalooza for my local paper. Mac McNeilly was super nice and answered a silly 16-year-old girl journalist's questions for almost an hour. I want to express gratitude to the band for making their excellent music and for being so cool to their fans; I hope that David is on the mend and that everyone else is leading happy lives, too. Cheers to all of you fellow appreciators out there!

    26 Oct 2010 Reply
  • tangokuningas

    last night i dreamed that i met David Yow and he gave me drugs. best dream i've ever had.

    6 Oct 2010 Reply
  • ElNuevoPure

    this group has the best charts ever

    27 Sep 2010 Reply
  • exophora

    David Yow is sex. [2]

    23 May 2010 Reply
  • boopermagic

    David Yow is sex.

    13 Mar 2010 Reply
  • skazzembar

    19 Feb 2010 Reply
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    1 Feb 2010 Reply
  • CrossTheBreeze_

    David Yow is so fucking amazing!

    24 Oct 2009 Reply
  • kaylastarkiller

    david yow hugged me yesterday. for real. it was the coolest, weirdest moment of my life.

    24 Oct 2009 Reply
  • sailfake

    ok. thats the best title for a group ive heard so far lol.... had to let ya'll know........ ...................(...i wouldn't go so far as to say worship though)

    30 Aug 2009 Reply
  • chaileywatts

    Ace charts. Lucky enough to see Jesus Lizard TWICE and Qui at ATP festival this weekend.... Incredible.... Hence I had to join. Anyone else pick up the Record Store Day Jesus Lizard 9 x 7"s wallpack? My pride and joy

    12 May 2009 Reply
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