Notable Versions

Show Date SongTrack TimeArtist Venue Name City StateCountryNotes
2014-10-13Head On/Pill15:03King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Baby's All Right Brooklyn NYUSAGreat high energy Head On/Pill leading into a brief drum segment into an ambient jam with Stu flute playing taking center stage, brought back into high energy Pill.
2015-09-12Hot WaxKing Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Pour House Music Hall, The Raleigh NCUSAHigh energy and containing amazing vocals from Ambrose and crazy drumming.
2015-09-12Am I In Heaven?King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Pour House Music Hall, The Raleigh NCUSAAn older Gizz jam containing high energy snippets in and out of the Pill segment of Head On/Pill and Am I In Heaven?, along with plenty of Cellophane and Hot Water teases and electric jamming.
2018-08-22Jam13:40King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Manufaktur Schorndorf GermanyThe band’s tuning turns into a 14 minute jam to start the show
2019-07-12Cyboogie05:51King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Thebarton Theatre Adelaide SAAustraliaSuper stellar playing throughout with heavy vocoder usage.
2019-07-12Head On/Pill29:05King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Thebarton Theatre Adelaide SAAustraliaAdam Halliwell (of Mildlife)'s beautiful flute playing adds another layer of sound to this already amazing tease and quote filled Head On/Pill.
2019-09-06Sense7:45King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Bomb Factory Dallas TXUSAFollowing Cyboogie and Acarine, this version starts pretty normal and they let it ride as they tend to do, but then the vocoder comes back out. Sounds like Cyboogie and Sense had a baby.
2019-10-06Loyalty03:53King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard TivoliVredenburg Ronda Utrecht NetherlandsFantastic playing throughout and heavy synth climaxing in deep vocoder usage from Joey results in a particularly heavy and "evil" version.
2019-10-08SenseKing Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Ancienne Belgique Brussels BelgiumGuitar-focused but with a steady drumbeat anchor, accented with Amby's floaty synth work in particular. Joey in fine form, leading mostly. Not yet the full band improv of 2023 Senses
2019-10-09Float Along – Fill Your LungsKing Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Ancienne Belgique Brussels BelgiumLiving up to the song’s name, the band drifts gently into a truly spellbinding jam, moving through some gorgeous guitar melodies which then comes down to staccato intertwining interplay. The guitars then open up into some resplendent and contemplative ambiance before slowly and patiently returning to the song. However it is truly the synths that are the star of the show, holding everything together aloft on a warm glowing cloud, guiding the band in serenity from beginning to end.
2019-10-11The Bitter Boogie11:24King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Carlswerk Victoria Cologne GermanyThis energetic version features Ambrose crowd surfing after a soulful "Bitter" call and response. Howlin' Wolf's Back Door Man and Cut Throat Boogie playfulness add to this 11.5 minute boogie.
2021-12-13The River13:22King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Brunswick Ballroom Naarm (Melbourne) VICAustraliaThis show opening, first acoustic, first post-covid version of The River is a major indication of the direction the band was moving in at the time. Unlike any previous version, the first jam section showcases a looser, inspired and creatively liberated band, as it opens up into fun interplay between all members of the band before simmering down to a whisper. The outro jam features strong playing from all and great variations on the composed outro licks with a particularly jazzy flair.
2021-12-13Slow Jam 16:23King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Brunswick Ballroom Naarm (Melbourne) VICAustraliaAfter starting off in a typically strong manner, the band briefly moves through a rather unique major key jam before returning to the normal mood of the jam. Much like the rest of the show, everyone is listening to each other with intent and improvising with precision to great result.
2021-12-13Her and I (Slow Jam 2)14:55King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Brunswick Ballroom Naarm (Melbourne) VICAustraliaThe first acoustic rendition of Her and I is quite strong, as the jam moves into a rather dark and jazzy jam, with great piano contributions from Ambrose. The band explores this moody space for a few minutes before returning to the song via a rambunctious harmonica solo. The end moves back into that darker mode, before building back up as Stu repeatedly says “Bye bye” to the crowd while simultaneously being unable to stop jamming. A appropriate closer to a fantastic and groundbreaking show.
2021-12-19The River16:23King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Princess Theatre, The Brisbane QLDAustraliaThe main jam segment is exceptional on all fronts, from Amby’s deft piano and harmonica playing, to the focused guitar work from Stu, Joey, and Cook exploring multiple themes, to the rhythm section’s pocketed groove. The rest of the song is also quite strong; every section is performed with gusto, from the first section’s great banter and interplay, to the third section’s deliberate fade, to the outro’s swagger of a band at its prime. A definite contender for the title of GOAT River.
2022-03-07The Dripping Tap21:26King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Enmore Theatre Eora (Sydney) NSWAustraliaStill in its infancy, this "Tap" bears witness to an inspired Stu dueting on flute with Cecil Coleman (Body Type) for a little "flute jam." Some nice harmonic interplay and Am I In Heaven?-style vamping ensues before a bevy of proper teases and quotes in the customary energetic run up to the coda.
2022-04-13Mr. BeatKing Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Arlington Theatre Santa Barbara CAUSAOnly Acoustic Version
2022-04-26The Dripping Tap20:00King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Gundlach-Bundschu Winery Sonoma CAUSAA super punchy and energetic version. Having achieved its now-trademark blistering speed, they further push the boundaries of the budding jam vehicle and take an offramp to (a then-unknown) Hell's Itch jam. A vocally inspired "drip drip" section gives way to the hottest "Tap" peak yet. Cavs is on fire!
2022-04-27Crumbling Castle9:47King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Phoenix Theatre Petaluma CAUSADoes “biggest show gap in years” count? Crumbling Castle had been played literally every couple shows for years. Then the band took a little break from playing it; this is its triumphant return (after Covid paused live music), as the encore for a tiny punk venue in northern California. (2nd Biggest gap for CC, after 2017-11-18)
2022-04-28Sea of Trees11:44King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Bimbo's 365 Club San Francisco CAUSAA near 5 minutes jam between Mr. Beat->Sea of Trees sets up a 10+ minute fully jammed out version of this song, one of the oldest in their discography.
2022-05-06The RiverKing Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Frontón México Mexico City MexicoAfter the first section, Stu announces, "Alright, now let’s do this extra fast", prompting Joey and Ambrose to yell "Fuck everything", launching into a super fast and high energy River.
2022-05-06The Dripping TapKing Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Frontón México Mexico City MexicoThis supersized version has lots of quality guitar noodling to extend its length, snappy Cavs, a thrilling "drip drip" stop-start crescendo, and most notably, an Iron Lung jam section
2022-05-20Sea of Trees11:41King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Agora Cleveland OHUSAPrimarily an instrumental, with only 2 sets of lyrics being sung, this 10 minute chill low energy jam contains alternate lyrics and slowed teases of The Dripping Tap and Head On/PIll.
2022-05-20Hot Water8:52King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Agora Cleveland OHUSAComing in from Sea of Trees, it seems like just a tease of Hot Water followed by a tease of Shanghai, but Ambrose's chants of "Hot Water" turn it into a chilled jam, that increases in energy halfway though, like a pot of boiling… hot water.
2022-05-22Float Along – Fill Your Lungs16:21King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Mr. Smalls Theatre Millvale PAUSABeginning with a peaceful calm typical of the song, the band moves toward an evil jam which will become typical in future FAFYLs. They methodically open a portal leading to a relentless and pummeling descent into hell filled with tight, crunchy and melodic metal guitars, apocalyptic synthwork, and raging harmonica. After about five minutes of face melting delirium, the band suddenly falls away back into the original mellow groove, all the while incorporating and playing with themes from the metal section.
2022-05-25The Bitter Boogie21:03King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Higher Ground Showcase Lounge South Burlington VTUSASpanning 20+ minutes, it contains an extended intro, killer lengthy harmonica jamming from Ambrose, sax jamming and amazing vocal work from Ambrose as well, along with a high energy ending.
2022-05-26Persistence11:39King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Higher Ground Showcase Lounge South Burlington VTUSAEthereal and soaring. The band pulls out the wings and flies through some thrilling and melodious passages including some pristine Pill teasing, making for a truly stellar rendition.
2022-05-31Sense12:11King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Gagarin 205 Athens GreeceSuper chill funky version starting off with a drum machine jam by Joey and ending in a guitar solo.
2022-06-19The River20:26King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Space Park Miami FLUSAVery spacey and lengthy river with jazz elements.
2022-06-19Sadie Sorceress5:20King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Space Park Miami FLUSAFunky guitar playing, lengthy solo with vocals overlapping.
2022-08-03Am I In Heaven?King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard St. Michael's Fortress Sibenik CroatiaOnly a partial video available, but worth watching for both a Dripping Tap jam and a Hypertension jam inside, both with lyrics, as well as Alter Me and Crumbling Castle high energy teases and quotes.
2022-09-30The Dripping Tap14:32King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Moreno Beach Perris CAUSAA more melodious jam than the Best Kept Secret “Tap” accompanies Stu’s (now customary?) Lake Perris plunge. Amby rips some harmonica, improvises some lyrics, and then implores the crowd: “Can we have our singer back on the stage?” It would be a mistake to dismiss this fun, funny, and creative version as a mere retread!
2022-10-05Slow Jam 117:41King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard PNE Forum Vancouver BCCanadaHighly improvisational and groovy, the jam starts out with percussive guitar work which morphs into some Ice V teasing and Iron Lung quotes. The jam moves into a psychedelic fury which quickly chills out and gets real spacey as Stu picks up the flute. Building up from a guitar, drums and flute trio, a heavy rocking and fast paced jam emerges, which simply rages. After a few minutes, Cavs shifts to a half time beat which transitions smoothly back into the song. “Well that took an unexpected turn” says Joey.
2022-10-05The Dripping Tap17:24King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard PNE Forum Vancouver BCCanadaA bloodcurdling scream, a hypertensive first jam, a hellish itch, and a Pill to cure all ills; this show-closing jam vessel travels far and wide with its bodily imagery. The Gizzy Boys’ rhythm section lock a tight grip on “drip drip” while Stu, Amby, and Joey rip (especially during the coda jam, holy “Tap”)!
2022-10-10The River19:13King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison COUSAThe Evil River
2022-10-22Evil Death Roll13:14King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Franklin Music Hall Philadelphia PAUSAThe band slithers towards a Hypertension jam that transforms into Altered Beast, then emerges with a clear Hypertension tease. After Invisible Face, they boom back into EDR to a raucous close complete with spooky background vocals.
2022-10-24Slow Jam 116:32King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Rabbit Rabbit Asheville NCUSAThe third of three monstrous October renditions sees the band grooving through Ice V teasing, before moving onto mystical and atmospheric passages, including a great breakdown jam at the 10 minute mark. The keys shine particularly bright in the back half of the jam. The band builds the energy back up to briefly return for a final refrain, before floating back to outer space for a little Magenta Mountain jam to close out.
2022-10-24The Dripping Tap18:20King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Rabbit Rabbit Asheville NCUSAThough not its usual immaculate, tight self, the Asheville “Tap” finds the band stretching out into new territory and mapping out “The Land Before Timeland”.
2022-12-29The Dripping TapKing Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Wharepai Domain Tauranga Aotearoa (New Zealand)Lucas makes a rare assertive appearance in the second jam of this festival “Tap,” and Stu follows suit leading the band in a brief excursion into minor-key jamming that ultimately culminates in a neat “Hypertension” section, which spans both D minor and major as they work back to “drip drip.”
2023-03-02Hypertension13:36King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Zenith Paris FranceTop tier version containing a Hells Bells intro jam.
2023-03-17Head On/PillKing Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Les Docks Lausanne SwitzerlandThis mashup of early gizz jams flows between Head On/Pill and Sea of Trees. It also contained improvized lyrics about animals in australia, and plenty of teases such as The Dripping Tap, Ice V, and Shanghai (with jam).
2023-06-02Ice V13:10King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Caverns, The Pelham TNUSASpanning almost 15 minutes, this high energy rendition takes a brief but exciting detour into a metal-esque jam.
2023-06-04The River12:30King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Caverns Above Ground Amphitheater, The Pelham TNUSAA behemoth of a version finds itself placed in the middle of one of the most playful sets the band has ever performed. From the get go the band is tight and energized featuring communicative interplay from all members. After moving through the composed section with aplomb, the main jam segment progresses in a manner similar to many electric renditions, ebbing and flowing through many ideas and themes, before cooling down and segueing into Wah Wah.
2023-06-04Wah Wah3:15King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Caverns Above Ground Amphitheater, The Pelham TNUSAAs the band moves into Wah Wah, Stu, Joey, and Amby take a moment to extemporize about the band’s ability to chill hard, and Stu’s inability to chill. Unlike most versions of Wah Wah, this rendition serves as a nice breather before segueing back into The River.
2023-06-04The River12:02King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Caverns Above Ground Amphitheater, The Pelham TNUSAUpon returning to The River, the band speeds up and moves through an ominous passage before everyone drops out other than Joey. Stu comes in with an anthemic progression to which Cavs and Amby contribute nicely. This resolves into the third section, the ending of which features some nice Wah Wah teasing from Joey and a dramatic transition into the outro. A groovy and funky rendition of the outro provides a nice capper to a rendition of the River of epic proportions.
2023-06-04Most Of What I Like5:06King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Caverns Above Ground Amphitheater, The Pelham TNUSAThis energetic acoustic version has high energy chants of "should never be displayed" from Ambrose, and ends in a partial cover of Praise You by Fatboy Slim.
2023-06-07Sense12:30King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison COUSAThis 12 minute long version is played electric, instead of the acoustic version. It features a slowed down version of Iron Lung and a mashup of Straws in the Wind and Sense lyrics.
2023-06-07Robot Stop14:49King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison COUSASpanning 15 minutes, with a great segue out of Lord of Lightning and features snippets of other songs. It starts off strong, then fades into a short Dripping Tap segment for about 3 minutes, before going into 2 minutes of Hot Water, then finishing off into Shanghai (including the extended jam) played on guitar, before transitioning into Big Fig Wasp.
2023-06-11The River24:43King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Salt Shed, The Chicago ILUSAReferred to by fans as the ‘Dead River’
2023-06-17The Dripping Tap30:06King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Remlinger Farms Carnation WAUSAAn atypical and jammy intro sees Ambrose wander into the crowd, from where he eventually begins the song. Following the first chorus, a lengthy minor key jam emerges that grows increasingly tense and dark. Quotes and teases of Crumbling Castle and Cellophane build up to an intense peak. Returning back to the second jam section, the band weaves Head On/Pill into a jam reminiscent of the Dead-inspired progressions that popped up throughout the summer. The longest version to date, and worth every minute.
2023-08-10Hypertension12:40King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Slottsskogen Gothenburg SwedenSick segues on either end, this jam from the tour-opener is unleashed energy that crackles and sparks. Joey and Stu generate enough electricity to power this to the charts.
2023-08-15Work This Time12:08King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard E-Werk Cologne GermanyEschewing Joey’s traditional solo, the band instead opts for a funky and propulsive jam. Over this, solos emerge that evoke the freewheeling jazz fusion of early 70s Zappa and the Allmans. As the band returns to the typical outro progression, through maintaining the jam's unusual feel, Joey takes another raging solo to cap off a fiery and groundbreaking version.
2023-08-17Evil Death Roll14:00King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Le Fort de Saint-Père Saint-Malo FranceA titanic and highly improvisational rendition in three movements. Spellbinding and focused, the band builds up the energy with some Converge teasing, before landing in a Mind Left Body-esque progression with great full band interplay. Returning to the traditional breakdown section, Stu does some incredible work, playing gorgeously melancholic melodies delicately, before building the energy up to close out the song. A must listen for any fan worth their salt.
2023-08-19Hypertension10:51King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Walibi Holland Biddinghuizen NetherlandsOscar Karls of Viagra Boys on saxophone.
2023-08-19Magma11:02King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Walibi Holland Biddinghuizen NetherlandsOscar Karls of Viagra Boys on saxophone.
2023-08-24Ice V10:00King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Plaza Mayor de El Poble Espanyol Barcelona SpainComing out of Hypertension and landing halfway through a great sequence of segues, the second jam is where the magic happens. Landing on the wrong key, an atypical jam emerges from the breakdown, with the band modulating back and forth between the key the band landed in and the song's original key to great effect. Following the final verse, they break it down with some Her and I and Presumptuous teases, before executing great segue into Presumptuous.
2023-08-24Kepler-22b08:01King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Plaza Mayor de El Poble Espanyol Barcelona SpainIn an exemplary version highlighting the band’s improvisational chops on synths, the band rockets to outer space. They tack on a jam to the conclusion of the song propper, grooving out in a dancy, jazzy mood for a delightful five minutes.
2023-08-29People-Vultures09:55King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Le Bikini Ramonville-Saint-Agne FranceAn extended intro and an unusual mid song jam make this rendition well worth listening to. During the breakdown, a melancholic guitar duet emerges, which evolves into a raucous jam with some great harmonica work. The band sticks the landing back into the song proper before moving into Mr. Beat.
2023-08-31The Grim Reaper08:20King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard L'Aéronef Lille FranceAmbrose lets loose with extended Torture Chamber lyrics and freestyles. Stu supports with "The Shrimp Reaper" vocals. This version also includes Stu giving extra attention to the flute.
2023-09-02The Fourth Colour5:10King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Manchester Academy Manchester EnglandIncludes Unique 5/4 jam
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