12 Bar Bruise

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12 Bar Bruise
12 Bar Bruise King Gizzard.jpg
Studio album by King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard
Released September 7, 2012 (2012-09-07)
Length 34:18
Label Flightless
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard chronology
Willoughby's Beach
12 Bar Bruise
Eyes Like the Sky
Singles from 12 Bar Bruise
  1. "Bloody Ripper"
    Released: 3 April 2012
  2. "Elbow"
    Released: July 30 2012

12 Bar Bruise is the debut studio album by Australian psychedelic rock band King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard. It was released on 7 September 2012 on Flightless.[1]

The album was self-recorded by the band, and several tracks used unconventional recording methods. One of these is featured on the album's title track - it was recorded through four iPhones placed around a room while Stu Mackenzie sang into one of them.[2]

The Australian rules football-themed song "Footy Footy" is featured in the 2013 video game AFL Live 2.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Stu Mackenzie, except where noted.

4."12 Bar Bruise"3:47
5."Garage Liddiard"2:29
6."Sam Cherry's Last Shot"2:49
7."High Hopes Low"3:46
8."Cut Throat Boogie (Stu Mackenzie, Ambrose Kenny-Smith)"2:50
9."Bloody Ripper"2:13
10."Uh Oh, I Called Mum"2:38
11."Sea of Trees"3:15
12."Footy Footy (Stu Mackenzie, Joey Walker)"1:59
Total length:34:18


Credits for 12 Bar Bruise adapted from liner notes.[3]

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard

  • Michael Cavanagh – drums
  • Cook Craig – guitar, singing
  • Ambrose Kenny-Smith – harmonica, singing
  • Stu Mackenzie – singing, guitar
  • Eric Moore – theremin, keys, percussion
  • Lucas Skinner – bass, singing
  • Joe Walker – guitar, singing

Additional musicians


  • Paul Maybury – recording, mixing
  • King Gizzard – recording, mixing
  • Joseph Carra – mastering
  • Jason Galea – cover art
  • Ican Harem – inside cover
  • Lauren Bamford – insert photo


  1. ^ "12 Bar Bruise, by King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard". King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard. Retrieved 2017-02-08. 
  2. ^ "Album Review: King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard '12 Bar Bruise' | Purple Sneakers". Purple Sneakers. 2012-08-17. Retrieved 2017-02-08. 
  3. ^ Track listing and credits as per liner notes for 12 Bar Bruise album

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