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

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