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Eyeblinder Fan Reviews

"I'm really enjoying the album, well done."
THE Rob Reich

"The CD is very good, I enjoy listening to it. Keep on rocking!"
Paolo(TheVigil) from Italy

2013-10-24 (includes bits of KGP Conspiracy review) "Now, I get to headphone listen to 'em. My word!!!!!!!!!!!!!! These are such a treat. Such a contrast between bands. And that's what impresses me. You're so pro-talented. The KGB...well reminds of the cross between The Byrds/Roger McGuinn and Tom Petty. Ummmmm... except 'Head Lock ‘and 'What Lies Ahead'...ballbusters. And I think 'What Lies Ahead' is my fav. Warren Zevon would love the lyrics to KGB's stuff! Eyeblinder is a powder keg. I like the vocals of that Jeff Gauss guy. All of it has such twists. Just like you advertisement says, 'genre-bending’! I now finally have 'Make It Happen' and 'Myrtle' and 'California'(not on the vinyl)! 'Let It Go' is on the vinyl (not on CD). Believe me when I say that it reminds me of BOC is not an insult. The Lizardz complement them. Thank you Jeff for these two journeys! I'm proud of you and proud for you! This stuff rocks me".
THE Warren Hewetson

Makis in Greece THE LIZARDZ "Eyeblinder" VINYL 2013 VIDEO

"We got the music on Friday. Ken was confused
and kept reading before he saw your name. He then headed to his man cave to listen to vinyl. I got the fireplace and "the chair" and listened to the CD. WOW! Annie was here for the weekend and was in shock. She had a few listens before she left. She felt very proud and amazed by the talent of your band. Thanks so much. I will be sharing your talent with friends (well, not many) and neighbors."
Debra Wood • Hudson, WI

You guys should be very proud of the record, great stuff!
THE Dave Schrader * Appleton, WI

"Thanks so much for mailing that record! It sounds fantastic - you can really hear the quality of the mix and master. I was picking out your particular guitar in the mix. Thanks also for the autographs."
Z-man at TRconnection Forums Colorado

"I got my copy of Eyeblinder, and my wife and I really jammed on it yesterday! 'Newcastle' sounds like it would have fit well on BOC's Tyranny and Mutation, and we especially liked 'Rough Mama', 'Utah Moon' and the title track, and what a splendid surprise to hear a cover of the Weavils' 'Make It Happen'! My wife can be very critical, and she really liked the album. A great effort, and it was fun to be part of the process. Thanks for the band autographs, and it doesn't suck to see my name in the credits!" Part 2 "Man, that's smoother than vintage scotch! Very cool to hear that like that, Buck really can make that axe sing! Still diggin' the new tunes, my friend. Thanks for making my life a bit more enjoyable!"
Edosaurus at J&A/BOC Forums

"I just got home to find a copy of the CD "EYEBLINDER" in the mail today. Thanks for that. I've only made through the first three tracks so far and I have to say, I'm very impressed. Newcastle has a polished 60's groove to it and the guitar work is stellar. Utah Moon (as I told Mark in an email) sounds as good as any Eagles hit. I wish you guys the best of luck with this recording, the production values and song writing are top notch. I'll listen to the rest of the disk tonight. Very approachable stuff, I hope you get some airplay."
specialEd at TRconnection Forums

"Hey - I have received my copy of the new Lizardz album over in the UK. I have played it maybe half a dozen times and I am really enjoying it. Some great songs and great playing throughout. I am enjoying the variation in style and a number of songs are definitely sticking on repeat on the juke box in my head!! The opener rocks like a rocky thing and it doesn't let up from there on in. Good work guys. Really good work. If you haven't checked it out you really should. And all of this with my name on the cover along side Albert and others...It is a great album. I agree that Richie's solo is epic. He is such a great musician. Lots of BOC musical references across the album - to my ears - inevitable I guess and certainly not a criticism. I really like Mormon Girls but am also enjoying Swamp Thing, Two Bit Napoleon, BFM and, of course, Newcastle. In fact I love just about all of it."
FenderControl at J&A/BOC Forums

"Yep, that opening tune rocks like a muthah. Please tell me that's your live set opener? Take no prisoners! Tune 2 gets a nice J Geils groove going, and it all rolls on nicely from there. RE: Buck - that man has more texture than (insert superlative here) ! nice work, guys!!"
LD at J&A/BOC Forums *


Hushdrops' first album, Volume 1, came out in 2003, and while the band has never stopped playing live shows no new material appeared … until now. There are few veritable music geniuses in Chicago—there are many talented folks in the scene but only a small percentage are truly visionary—but the argument could be made that Hushdrops' singer/guitarist John San Juan is one of them. When you pair his encyclopedic knowledge of music with his ability to play just about anything he lays his hands on, add the steady bass playing of Jim Shapiro and the tornado drumming of Joe Camarillo, you get something truly unique. Pair that with the band's near obsessive—O.K., fully obsessive—attention to detail and you can see why it took their new album Tomorrow a decade to grow into what it's become and get released into the world.

Visionaries tend to not make small statements, so Tomorrow is a sprawling double album that reaches into all corners of the musical world while always hewing closely to San Juan's distinctive voice and style. There's a lot of '60s and '70s rock in here, a deluge of pop and psychedelia, but there's also a manic punk underpinning driving much of the music. I suppose one could describe Tomorrow as today's version of Maximum R&B.

Since Tomorrow is a double album, it's best listened to in a single listen. Taking in the music at the appropriate doses only leads to euphoria; taking the whole thing in one sitting without breaks between sides can lead to a happy exhaustion. Its construction also makes it difficult to parse one song's virtue over another's as the music is meant to wash over you and lead from one wave into the next. As we were trying to pick apart the virtues of "Have We Gone Too Far," a beautifully surging gem of pop, we found that the follow up thunderous crush leading into sweet melodies that is "Find Her" only amplified the previous song's power. So wait, this is truly what an album is supposed to do! Songs comment upon and strengthen each other and aren't simply placed in order of descending possibility of single release? What a concept! And so on and so on, all throughout Tomorrow.

It isn't lost on us that an album titled Tomorrow would take so many of its cues from the past, right down to the rather unexpected move of recording this ambitious collection of songs entirely in mono. But if that's the context you view something like this in you're missing the whole picture. Hushdrops has used every bit of their own grasp of musical history to create something so perfectly put together it can only exist just over the horizon of our expectation. This is truly an album that exists somewhere outside of the present, an album for tomorrow.

- from The Chicagoist


Well, it's a cold and snowy night, here in Lizard Central, and we wanted to update you all on what's been shakin' with the band so far this 2015. It's been a rewarding and busy January, doing shows at the Intermission, J's UW-kellner, the Hotel Mead and Lake Arrowhead. The shows have been ferocious and tight, and the band is musically moving forward all the time. The lineup is as cohesive as we've ever been, and we are starting to work up songs for our NEXT - yes, NEXT album, and have about 10 songs ready to get serious about. The songs are coming from all of us, and I think you'll dig the direction we are going with this one. We can't (won't) let you know too much right now but, if you get to our winter/spring shows, we are playing some of the new material to get a feel for it live.

We are also super excitied to be sharing the bill with our good friends THE HUSHDROPS from Chicago this April 4 at the Wildhorse Saloon in Kellner. The Hushdrops are touring in support of their new release "Tomorrow", a gorgeous, fuzz filled two-disc MONO killer of an album. We'll have more info from the 'Drops soon and we'll get you links to their album downloads, (although the vinyl is worth savoring if you can)! This is a not-to-be-missed show!! Check the schedule page for info as we get it.

So, lots of upcoming gigs, hitting the studio (when we're not sick with colds, flu and shingles...), and writing original tunes, and a few new tasty covers as well. What could be better?


Vinyl now in stock!

We are pleased and humbled by the response and support of "Eyeblinder", our first album on Zard-o-Fone Records, and the debut of all original tunes by the Lizardz and friends! We are busy stocking vinyl for your listening pleasure, and have mechandise available at the shows.

We are being featured on blueoystercult.com and are really excited to be offering our music at C Note Music in Wisconsin Rapids, WI, Inner Sleeve in Wausau, WI (Thanks, Mike!), Deaf Ear in LaCrosse, WI, Strictly Discs in Madison, WI, (Thanks Angie!) RadioKAOS in Stevens Point, WI and Mad City Music Exchange in Madison, WI. Also available at The Exclusive Company in Appleton, Oshkosh, Green Bay, and Janesville, WI, Heid Music in Wisconsin Rapids, WI, Deaf Ear Records in LaCrosse, WI, Go Johnny Go Records in White Bear Lake, MN Revival Records in Eau Claire, WI (Thanks Billy!), and The Vinyl Cave in Superior, WI (Thanks Toms!) Whew.

NOW also available on iTunes and CDBaby, and Amazon.com, so start downloading today!

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