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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.   It Won't Be Long
  10.   Squatting in Heaven
  11.   Rebel Intuition
  12.   Spidey's Curse
  13.   I'll Be with You
  14.   Don't Mess Up My Baby
  15.   Take My Heart
  16.   Short Fuse
  17.   Can't Hold On
  18.   Sea of Blasphemy
  19.   Finale: Sunday Mourning
  20.   Wayne
  21.   Make You Mine
  22.   Raw Meat
  23.   New Direction
  24.   Dumpster Dive
  25.   Bone Marrow
  26.   Step Right Up
  27.   It Feels Alright
  28.   O Katrina
  29.   Buried Alive
  30.   Empassant
  31.   Dirty Hands
  32.   Fairy Stories
  33.   She's Gone
  34.   Everybody's Doin' It
  35.   Not a Problem
  36.   Hippie Hippie Hoorah
  37.   Boomerang
  38.   I Saw a Ghost (Lean)
  39.   Transcendental Light
  40.   Stranger
  41.   Loser's Lament
  42.   M.I.A.
  43.   Come Ride With Me
  44.   Lucid Nightmare
  45.   In My Mind There's a Dream
  46.   We Know
  47.   Interlude: E'lektric Spider Webz
  48.   Interlude: Bongos Baby
  49.   Crystal Night
  50.   Interlude: Got Me Alone
  51.   The Last Cul de Sac
  52.   Overture: Sunday Mourning
  53.   Occidental Front
  54.   Nightmare Field
  55.   Dog Years
  56.   Dandelion Dust
  57.   I Don't Wanna Go Home
  58.   Do the Vibrate
  59.   Waiting
  60.   Justice After All
  61.   Dorner Party
  62.   Funny
  63.   Smiling
  64.   Drive-By Buddy
  65.   New Direction Ronson Dub Remix
  66.   You Keep on Running
  67.   Time
  68.   The Lie
  69.   Noc-a-Homa
  70.   Mr. Driver
  71.   Mad Dog
  72.   Go Out and Get It
  73.   Bicentennial Man
  74.   [Untitled]
  75.   Trapped in a Basement
  76.   Drop I Hold
  77.   Starting Over
  78.   Old Man
  79.   Let It Grow
  80.   I Saw God
  81.   Elijah
  82.   Body Combat
  83.   Big Black Baby Jesus of Today
  84.   Again & Again
  85.   Slime and Oxygen
  86.   Off the Block
  87.   How Do You Tell a Child That Someone Has Died
  88.   Lock and Key
  89.   Navajo
  90.   Boone
  91.   Punk Slime
  92.   Workin'
  93.   Feeling Gay
  94.   Can't Dance
  95.   Juvenile
  96.   Arboles de La Barranca
  97.   Take Me Home
  98.   Gung Ho
  99.   Gentle Violence