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Black Lips

Playing garage-flavored punk rock with a Southern accent, a messed-up and bluesy undertow, and the gleefully destructive impact of a 15-year-old with a bag of firecrackers, the Black Lips are an Atlanta-based combo who, after their debut in 2000, soon developed a reputation as one of the Peach State's wildest bands. The Black Lips consisted of Cole Alexander on lead vocals, guitar, and harmonica, Ben Eberbaugh on lead guitar, Jared Swilley on bass, and Joe Bradley on drums, when they released their first single. After a second single and a handful of out of control live shows that led to them being banned from several Georgia venues, they caught the attention of Greg Shaw at Bomp! Records, who signed the band to a recording deal. The Black Lips cut their self-titled first album in mid-2002, but before it could be released, Ederbaugh was killed in a freak auto accident when a driver going the wrong way crashed into his car at a toll booth. The death occurred only a few days before the Black Lips were to set out on an East Coast and Midwest tour; believing Ederbaugh would have wanted them to continue, the band set out as a three-piece and made plans to add a new lead guitarist for a more extensive tour in 2003, scheduled to support the release of the album. Their second album for Bomp!, 2004's We Did Not Know the Forest Spirit Made the Flowers Grow, featured new guitarist Jack Hines. After the album's release, Hines left the band and was replaced by Ian St. Pé. The Black Lips jumped to In the Red for the 2005 effort Let It Bloom. The band then put out Los Valientes del Mundo Nuevo -- their first release for Vice -- and Good Bad Not Evil, both in 2007. 200 Million Thousand followed in 2009, also on Vice. In early 2010, the band hit the studio with producer Mark Ronson and began work on their sixth album, Arabia Mountain, which was released in June of 2011. After failing to get first choice Phil Spector or second choice Ronson, the band enlisted the Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney and Dap Kings member Tommy Brenneck to co-produce their slick, Southern rock-inspired seventh album. Underneath the Rainbow was released by Vice in spring of 2014. Following the release of the album, guitarist Ian St. Pé left the group, and Jack Hines rejoined the lineup on six-string. The Black Lips saw more personnel changes in 2017, as drummer Joe Bradley dropped out and Oakley Munson took over behind the kit; the group also added a sax player, Zumi Rosow. With its membership settled again, the band was ready to hit the road in support of the Satan's Graffiti or God's Art? album, released in May 2017 and produced by Sean Lennon. ~ Mark Deming
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  1.   Song
  2.   Modern Art
  3.   Veni Vidi Vici
  4.   Cold Hands
  5.   Drugs
  6.   Bad Kids
  7.   Family Tree
  8.   Boys in the Wood
  9.   Spidey's Curse
  10.   Rebel Intuition
  11.   It Won't Be Long
  12.   Squatting in Heaven
  13.   Take My Heart
  14.   Don't Mess Up My Baby
  15.   Short Fuse
  16.   I'll Be with You
  17.   Fairy Stories
  18.   Elijah
  19.   Again & Again
  20.   Bicentennial Man
  21.   It Feels Alright
  22.   How Do You Tell a Child That Someone Has Died
  23.   Interlude: E'lektric Spider Webz
  24.   Dirty Hands
  25.   O Katrina
  26.   Everybody's Doin' It
  27.   We Know
  28.   Interlude: Bongos Baby
  29.   Mr. Driver
  30.   Slime and Oxygen
  31.   Step Right Up
  32.   Navajo
  33.   M.I.A.
  34.   Funny
  35.   Overture: Sunday Mourning
  36.   Sea of Blasphemy
  37.   Finale: Sunday Mourning
  38.   Do the Vibrate
  39.   New Direction Ronson Dub Remix
  40.   The Lie
  41.   Raw Meat
  42.   New Direction
  43.   Mad Dog
  44.   Old Man
  45.   Big Black Baby Jesus of Today
  46.   Transcendental Light
  47.   Boone
  48.   Not a Problem
  49.   Hippie Hippie Hoorah
  50.   Boomerang
  51.   Starting Over
  52.   Arboles de La Barranca
  53.   The Last Cul de Sac
  54.   I Saw a Ghost (Lean)
  55.   Time
  56.   Make You Mine
  57.   Bone Marrow
  58.   Gung Ho
  59.   Dumpster Dive
  60.   I Don't Wanna Go Home
  61.   Stranger
  62.   Lucid Nightmare
  63.   Crystal Night
  64.   Interlude: Got Me Alone
  65.   Can't Hold On
  66.   Dorner Party
  67.   Smiling
  68.   You Keep on Running
  69.   Go Out and Get It
  70.   Body Combat
  71.   Off the Block
  72.   Lock and Key
  73.   Buried Alive
  74.   Empassant
  75.   Workin'
  76.   Can't Dance
  77.   Juvenile
  78.   I Saw God
  79.   Justice After All
  80.   Punk Slime
  81.   Let It Grow
  82.   Dandelion Dust
  83.   Wayne
  84.   Dog Years
  85.   Noc-a-Homa
  86.   Loser's Lament
  87.   Gentle Violence
  88.   Waiting
  89.   [Untitled]
  90.   Nightmare Field
  91.   Come Ride With Me
  92.   In My Mind There's a Dream
  93.   Feeling Gay
  94.   Trapped in a Basement
  95.   Drive-By Buddy
  96.   She's Gone
  97.   Drop I Hold
  98.   Take Me Home
  99.   Occidental Front

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