Yerp, that’s good old Jack Hines in that video from May 30, 2003. Jack took over for original Lips guitarist Ben Eberbaugh after Eberbaugh’s tragic death in December 2002. He remained with the band until mid to late 2004, when Ian Saint Pé, the guitarist we’ve all come to know and love, replaced him and has been kicking it with the Lips ever since. Apparently now, however, Jack is back in the band filling in for Ian for a little while or possibly for good?. Damn, I’m going to miss Ian :(, but it will be interesting to see this line up on the upcoming mega Black Lips/KKBBQ tour this Fall. Bring back all that great We Did Not Know The Forest Spirit Made The Flowers Grow
slime! I hope all is well with all y’all.
Read more about it in Creative Loafing Atlanta: http://clatl.com/atlanta/black-lips-re-enlist-guitarist-jack-hines/Content?oid=11519416
Once again, many inspirational quotations from the brains of Ian and Jared.
Meanwhile, Jared and Cole stage a humorous protest against Chick-Fil-A’s recent homophobic media uproar.
“Can’t decide what’s gonna taste better, A chicken sandwich,or Jared’s tongue shoved down my throat”- Cole
The G’est of all G’s, Ian St. Pe, has a video out now for “Movin’ On Up,” one hell of a song that has been around for a while now. According to Filter, he is working on a Fixed Focus album. That’ll be nice, of course. But yeah, check on this video, it’s just about what’d you expect from the man:
Ian of Black Lips fame has spent some time recently recording with members of Los Lobos, Deer Tick, Dead Confederate, and Six Finger Satellite. This new project hasn’t been ‘officially announced’, but it’s been confirmed by some folks on the internet. Stay tuned.
November 14 marked the last day the Black Lips recorded in the studio with Mark Ronson. According to Ian St. Pe’s twitter: “We now have roughly 30 songs to choose from for our next record. This new one is gonna be the Shit!”
I always love hearing that kind of stuff. They should include ’em all on a double LP. Whatcha think about that, Vice?
Cadillac ridin’ in A-town. Aw hell yeah!
1. More Country
2. More Ian Singing
3. More Commercial
4. The Skull
5. More Pedal Steel Guitar
A good question to have asked any member of Black Lips in the past three weeks or so would have been: “How’s the next record coming along?”
What’s for sure is that it won’t include “Before You Judge Me” or “Best Napkin I Ever Had.” What’s also for sure is that the as of now untitled LP is done. Thanks to Ian for the public information. And he’s promised that it will be released in February of 2011, a good two years since 200 Million Thousand hit shelves.
Since signing to Vice Records in 2006, the Black Lips have found a little more of everything: exposure, music videos, and world travel. Also included: a sponsorship from Vestal Watch. Ian seems to be the main guy in the band showing off Vestal on his midget bike.
Take a look:
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The oldest and most stylish Black Lip, Ian St. Pe, has got himself a side project called theFixedFocus.
The band’s first demo “Movin’ On Up” has a slick “Big Black Baby Jesus of Today” heavy guitar rhythm on top of a light reverb laced guitar. And features lyrics you’d expect from St. Pe like:
“Needed peace of mind/Oh hell yeah I got more than a lot/Laying back, feeling good/Doing like I’ve always done.”
“Can you hear that sound?/ Can you move it around?”
“Am I ready? Ready as I always was.”
“Question, am I all right? All right? In fact, I’m doing gooood.”
You ought to check ’em out: http://www.myspace.com/thefixedfocus