From The Desk Of The Jesus Lizard: Scotland

In the early ’90s, the Jesus Lizard—vocalist David Yow, guitarist Duane Denison, David Wm. Sims and drummer Mac McNeilly—was untouchable. Not literally, of course—if you were at one of its hundreds of shows in that era, you could very easily touch ’em. And given the amount of time Yow spent slithering on top of the audience, you probably didn’t have a choice in the matter. Denison and McNeilly will be guest editing. Read our new MAGNET Classics feature on the band’s Liar album, one of the most important LPs of the ’90s.


McNeilly: Last year, my family and I went to Scotland. We stayed a few days in Edinburgh, then rented a car and drove to the West Highlands. From there we took a ferry to the Isle Of Mull, visited Staffa and Iona, and after another few days, drove to Glasgow and stayed for two or three days, before heading back home. Well, now I want to live in the Highlands of Scotland. In fact, my wife and I are planning on it. I feel lost trying to describe the huge beauty of this dramatic country. Nature has graced this place with an elegance that transcends any words really. I have seen one of the most beautiful places on this earth.