Duane Denison

Musician, The Jesus Lizard / Tomahawk

Duane Denison is a founding member and guitarist for the influential Chicago band The Jesus Lizard.  Formed in 1987, the band released six acclaimed studio albums, two live records, and countless singles, including the Puss/Oh, The Guilt split with Nirvana in 1993.  They were far and away one of the most exciting live bands of the 1990s and their legacy was celebrated in 2014 with the book retrospective Book, published by Akashic.  Duane is also a member of the Denison-Kimball Trio and Tomahawk along with Faith No More's Mike Patton, Helmet's John Stanier, and Mr. Bungle's Trevor Dunn.  2014 saw the debut release of his outfit The Unsemble which also features members of Einsturzende Neubaten and Silver Jews.  Duane has appeared on recordings by Hank Williams III, Firewater, Legendary Shack Shakers and more and was named one of SPIN Magazine's "100 Greatest Guitarists Of All Time."  He is one of our favorite musicians and this is Duane's Fidelity High: Siouxsie and the Banshees // Juju // Polydor Records // 1981.  Duane says, "I choose the Juju album by Siouxsie and the Banshees.  The guitar work of the late John McGeoch was already burned into my head from his days with Magazine.  His playing was atmospheric and aggressive, and combining it with the Budgie/Severin rhythm section made this album truly inspiring to me.  I saw them play at the Hot Club in Dallas, TX in the fall of 1981.  They played most of this album and I was up front the whole show."