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Lubricated Goat unveil old ’80s footage; The Art Gray Noizz Quintet touring

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Australian noise rock band Lubricated Goat — who had some releases on AmRep, Twin/Tone, and Sub Pop in the late ’80s and early ’90s — have released a video for 1988 song “He Moves in Mysterious Ways” for the first time. Check it out above.

New York-based frontman Stu Spasm (aka Art Gray) uncovered archival footage that was shot at Max’s, Petersham Inn in Sydney, Australia in October ’87 and combined it with surreal and weird clips from TV and movies, to create the new video for the track off of Lubricated Goat’s second LP, Paddock of Love.

Featured in the video are Spasm, bassist Guy Maddison of Mudhoney (and Monroe’s Fur and other things), and two former band members now deceased, drummer Brett Ford (Kryptonics), and guitarist Peter Read (Thug).

Stu, whose newer band The The Art Gray Noizz Quintet recently opened for Mudhoney at Warsaw in Brooklyn, explains how the video came to be:

Back in 1987 a friend of mine had access to some fairly good video equipment and so we went around Sydney and shot two different videos on the same day. One of them was “In The Raw” filmed in a butcher’s shop with the same line-up, and that was completed, and the other one was “He Moves in Mysterious Ways”, which, for one reason or another, was never completed. I always had an idea of what I wanted to do with it, which is what we did – combine the performance footage with some crazy dancing stuff. Y’know, back in those days it was more of a big thing to get hold of a good quality video camera. It took some effort. As opposed to these days when you can’t stop people videoing everything you do whether you like it or not; and the next thing you’ve got some shitty gig you did on YouTube. It’s frustrating, but we can’t all be like Axl Rose and go round smashing everybody’s cameras.

Why has this footage not been seen until now?

Um, no-one bothered! I had the footage on an old videotape for a long time and I finally got it transferred to a digital format and it just stayed on a hard drive for quite a few years. Anyway, now it’s done and it came out great – everyone that’s seen it loves it.

Lubricated Goat don’t have any upcoming dates, but The Art Gray Noizz Quintet have been popping up on NYC shows (they also recently opened for Scientists at Union Pool, and for James Chance at Coney Island Baby), and the West Coast can catch Stu live for the first time in 26 years (!) in June. Dates below:

Art Gray Noizz Quintet poster

Stu Spasm 2019
Stu Spasm in 2019 (photo by Matt Reekie)

The Art Gray Noizz Quintet — West Coast tour dates
June 8 – The Knockout, San Francisco, CA
June 9 – Café Nela, Los Angeles, CA
June 10 – Turn Turn Turn, Portland, OR
June 12 – The Funhouse, Seattle, WA

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