David Yow's conversational lyrics always seem to find their way down a disturbing bend. "Mouth Breather," the wildly driving single from the Jesus Lizard's Goat LP, moves along fine. Fine until Yow returns home after some time away, only to discover piss in his basement and his house-sitter pal with the mildly bothersome habit (halitosis is to be inferred) inexplicably dead in the kitchen. A truly bizarre cover of Trio's "Sunday You Need Love Monday Be Alone" inhabits the flip. Man. It's moments like these when the Jesus Lizard truly stands alone.
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AllMusic Review by Bryan Carroll