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The Lounge Lizards are a jazz group formed in 1978 by saxophonist John Lurie and his brother, pianist Evan Lurie. In American slang, a "lounge lizard" is typically depicted as a well-dressed man who frequents the establishments in which the rich gather with the intention of seducing a wealthy woman with his flattery and deceptive charm.

Drawing on punk rock and no wave as much as jazz, The Lounge Lizards have since become respected for their creative and distinctive sound. In October of 1986, Robert Palmer of The New York Times wrote "the Lounge Lizards...have staked their claim to a musical territory that lies somewhere west of Charles Mingus and east of Bernard Hermann and made it their own."

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Discography

Album

Year Title Rating Releases
1981 The Lounge Lizards 1
1988 Voice of Chunk 1
1991 No Pain for Cakes 1
1998 Queen of All Ears 1

Album + Live

Year Title Rating Releases
1986 Big Heart: Live in Tokyo Live 2
Live in Berlin, 1991, Volume 1 Live 1
Live in Berlin, 1991, Volume 2 Live 1

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Year Title Rating Releases
Live 79-81 1

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