Scans: Jesus Lizard, John Cale, Sukia, Dust Brothers, Morphine, Them...

The Jesus Lizard will release a self-titled

EP produced by former Gang of Four guitarist Andy Gill. Gill

produced four of the five songs, with former Velvet Underground violist

John Cale pitching in on the fifth and Gastr Del Sol guitarist

Jim O'Rourke doing a remix of the track "Needles for Teeth" ... Retro

keyboard-lovers Sukia are working on their second album, currently

planned for a late spring release. The Dust Brothers are expected to

produce or remix a few tracks ...

K's Choice singer Sarah Bettens has recorded backing vocals

to George S. Clinton's score for the film "Wild Things," which stars actor/singer

Kevin Bacon, Neve Campbell and Matt Dillon. Also appearing on the

soundtrack are Morphine's singer/bassist Mark Sandman and

saxophone player Dana Colley ... Just released is a two-CD, 50-song

compilation of mid-'60s work by Them, the British R&B band fronted by

Van Morrison. The collection features many of the band's signature

hits, including "Gloria," "Here Comes the Night" and "Baby Please Don't Go," as

well as alternate takes of several songs ... -- Gil Kaufman

Color="#720418">[Mon., Jan. 19, 1998, 9 a.m. PST]

Among those getting in the act on the

Sneaker Pimps' upcoming remix CD, Becoming Re-mi-X-ed

(March 10), are Grammy nominee Armand Van Helden, Roni

Size, Paul Oakenfold and Girls Against Boys ... North

Carolina's Spatula will release their fifth album, Despina By

Land, on Jan. 20. The moody, largely instrumental album was produced by

Shellac member Bob Weston ...

The soundtrack to the upcoming film "Caught Up," starring Bokeem Woodbine,

features tracks from Kurupt and Snoop Doggy Dogg,

Gang Starr, Mack 10, Lost Boys, Killa Priest

featuring Inspektah Deck and GZA, AZ featuring

Jermaine Dupri and KRS-One, Mad Lion and

Shaggy. Both Snoop and LL Cool J have cameos in the film

about a father's struggle to reunite with his son ...

Oasis have joined the Rolling Stones as rockers thwarted by

ice storms in Canada: The band canceled their Wednesday show in Montreal

after the Molson Centre shut down for several days. The band announced it

would make a donation to the Canadian Red Cross disaster-relief fund to aid

with the crisis ... Former E Street Band guitarist "Miami" Steve

Van Zandt will make his acting debut as a recurring mobster character

in the upcoming HBO series "The Sopranos," Variety reports.

Shooting is slated to begin in late spring or early summer. -- Gil Kaufman

and Chris Nelson [Fri., Jan. 16, 1998, 9 a.m.

PST]