Saturday, February 23, 2019

Lisa Germano - Lullaby for Liquid Pig (2002)

Previously on OPIUM HUM:
Lisa Germano - Happiness (1994)

"These are your secrets / Hidden inside / Wherever you go / Wherever you hide."

Thus starts a devastating but beautiful exploration of an inner world where memory, love, loneliness, shame, and addiction co-mingle and inextricably intertwine. To be sure, there's some joy in there, but it always feels fragile and fleeting. Cohesive to the point of playing like a single song-suite, but with each track occupying its own magical little sonic space. The title track hits a nerve in me like no other. No hyperbole, one of my all-time favorites.

Track listing:
1. Nobody's Playing
2. Paper Doll
3. Liquid Pig
4. Pearls
5. Candy
6. Dream Glasses Off
7. From a Shell
8. It's Party Time
9. All the Pretty Lies
10. Lullaby for Liquid Pig
11. Into the Night
12. ....To Dream

What if I do stop
Or if I don't stop
It doesn't matter
I probably won't stop
Without you here
Without your love
The world is just there
It doesn't move me

Similar listening:
Lilys -
Eccsame the Photon Band (1994)
Hospital Ships -
The Past Is Not a Flood (2016)


  1. What are some of your favorite strung out on drugs records asking for a friend

    1. Elliott Smith - s/t
      Nico - The End
      Low - Songs for a Dead Pilot
      The Cure - Bloodflowers
      Eyehategod's first three albums
      Sunn O))) - ØØ Void
      Sparklehorse - Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot

    2. Spiritualized - Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space.