Lubricated Goat was an Australian noise rock band of the 1980s. They achieved brief notoriety for playing on a television program naked, with only their instruments. Mainly influenced by bands like The Stooges and The Birthday Party, they are credited for playing a grimy, confrontational style of rock which preceded grunge music.
While in Perth, Stu recorded side one of what later became the Plays The Devil’s Music EP at No Sweat Studios with Ford and Hartley. Side two was recorded in Adelaide on a 4-track with drummer Martin Bland (Bloodloss/Salamander Jim).
Lubricated Goat signed to Red Eye Records offshoot Black Eye Records. The band soon relocated to Sydney where Stu had previously met Guy Maddison of the Greenhouse Effect (now in Mudhoney)in Perth, Maddison now living in Sydney was offered the opportunity to play bass for Lubricated Goat. The majority of the band lived on Cleveland Street in an old run-down three-story mansion which was soon dubbed "Gracelands." The house was a creative haven for musicians and artists that were known to host art shows and nude discos These events were less common than they were reputed to be. In 1988, Lubricated Goat released its debut full length, Paddock Of Love, which featured the track "In The Raw". This song was later lip-synched to in the nude on the [[Australian Broadcasting Corporation
In 1988, Lubricated Goat released its debut full length, Paddock Of Love, which featured the track "In The Raw". This song was later lip-synched to in the nude on the [[Australian Broadcasting Corporation] TV program Blah Blah Blah, an event which created national media outrage. A documentary film has been made about the performance, also titled In The Raw, which explains how/why the band came to be nude in the first place.
Around this time there also was a line-up change, with Hartley sacked and Ford quit to be replaced by guitarist Sir Charles Tolnay Esquire of Grong Grong and King Snake Roost and Gene Revet, drummer of The Space Juniors. In 1989, the new lineup recorded the EP Schadenfreude. Charlie and Gene did not tour the US, instead Stu and Guy were joined by Renastair EJ and Martin Bland for the first US tour. Later after Guy's departure this line up recorded the full-length ''Psychedelicatessen" with Lachlan McLeod on bass.
Lubricated Goat had its back catalog re-released via Amphetamine Reptile Records in the United States, and on Normal in Europe, before making its first American tour in mid-1989. In 1990, Lubricated Goat commenced its first European tour, one that was plagued with tragedy via the stabbing of Spasm in Berlin in 1990. The incident placed Lubricated Goat on hiatus.
In 2007, a brand new lineup of Lubricated Goat started writing new songs & performing them, along with a selection of classic LG songs. This lineup included Anne Mette Rasmussen on keyboards, sound effects & backup vocals, Creighton Chamberlain (formerly of Heroine Sheiks) on bass, and 'Bloody' Rich Hutchins (former/current member of Live Skull, Of Cabbages and Kings, Sugartime, Phideaux, Hungry March Band) on drums.