Lightning Bolt

Lightning Bolt

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Lightning Bolt is a 2-piece drums-and-bass band from Providence, Rhode Island, USA, featuring Brian Chippendale on drums and vocals, and Brian Gibson on bass. Known for their loud and chaotic live shows (where they play on the floor and not on stage) and their unique style which mixes together elements of speed metal, noise, and free jazz.
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Lightning Bolt Discography

Albums

Load 026 Lightning Bolt Lightning Bolt (Album) Load Records Load 026 US 1999 Sell This Version
Load 031 Lightning Bolt Ride The Skies (Album) Load Records Load 031 US 2001 Sell This Version
LOAD 041 Lightning Bolt Wonderful Rainbow (Album) Load Records LOAD 041 US 2003 Sell This Version
PCD-4728 Lightning Bolt Hypermagic Mountain (Album) Load Records PCD-4728 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
none Lightning Bolt Live at WFMU on Brian Turner's Show on 2/27/2001(8xFile, MP3, 256) Free Music Archive none US 2008
LOAD 126, #126 Lightning Bolt Earthly Delights (Album) Load Records LOAD 126, #126 US 2009 Sell This Version
none Lightning Bolt Lightning Bolt Live On WFMU From ATP-NY 2008(8xFile, MP3, 256) Free Music Archive none US 2009
142 Lightning Bolt Oblivion Hunter Load Records 142 2012 Sell This Version
Thrill 380 Lightning Bolt Fantasy Empire (Album) Thrill Jockey Thrill 380 US 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Load 012 Lightning Bolt / Forcefield (4) Lightning Bolt / Forcefield (4) - Lightning Bolt / Forcefield(7") Load Records Load 012 US 1997 Sell This Version
LOAD 26.1 Lightning Bolt Zone(Cass, EP) Load Records LOAD 26.1 US 1999 Sell This Version
Load 029 Lightning Bolt Tour 7"(7") Load Records Load 029 US 2000 Sell This Version
KSCL 1005 ギターウルフ* / Lightning Bolt ギターウルフ* / Lightning Bolt - ウルトラ クロス Vol.1(CD, Single) Ki/oon KSCL 1005 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
none Lightning Bolt Live At Earthunder(Lathe, 12") Fluorescent Friends none Canada 2011 Sell This Version
none The Flaming Lips With Lightning Bolt The Flaming Lips With Lightning Bolt - The Flaming Lips With Lightning Bolt(12", EP, Ltd) Lovely Sorts of Death Records, Warner Bros. Records none US 2011 Sell This Version
none Lightning Bolt Barbarian Boy(File, MP3, Single, 256) [adult swim] none US 2013

Videos

Load 040 Lightning Bolt Power Of Salad & Milkshakes(DVD) Load Records Load 040 US 2003 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

none Lightning Bolt 20(File, MP3, RE, 320) Not On Label (Lightning Bolt Self-released) none US 2012
none Lightning Bolt I Found A Ring In My Ear(File, MP3, 320) Not On Label (Lightning Bolt Self-released) none 2012

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pafufta816

pafufta816

June 20, 2010
i saw this band play somewhere on main street in kansas city missouri. the ssion opened for them, dancing on boxes and lip syncing the whole set. then lightning bolt came out, set up their drums, and amplifiers and began playing in the middle of the audience. it was frantic, people were going completely insane. the club was very tiny and over capacity, there was little air circulation, everyone was sweating over eachother. they played the most intense music i've ever heard, it was some hyperspeed prog riff madness, one psychedelic pattern modulating into a new one.

if you get a chance to see them play live, DO IT.

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