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Guadalcanal Diary — Sleepers, Awake
Album: Walking in the Shadow of the Big Man
Avg rating:
6

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Total ratings: 165









Released: 0
Length: 3:07
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 hulabell wrote:
It's not "Always Saturday" but it's a decent tune.
 

My favorite by them. What a great band! Wish they'd reunite and tour.

I love love love love love me some Guad!!
How about Litany or anything off of Flip-Flop? 
 GoPetunia wrote:
This album COMPLETELY holds up over time...  Saw these guys repeatedly when they were opening for REM in '86, and they were GREAT every night. 
 
That's precisely the way that I discovered their music, I saw them open for REM at the Santa Barbara County Bowl on the "Life's Rich Pageant" Tour.  Went out and got their record the next day.

 More_Cowbell wrote:

Must have been one of Nirvana's influences


 
most likely.  good band, tho

Must have been one of Nirvana's influences


It's not "Always Saturday" but it's a decent tune.
I just missed this. Giving it a 7 just because I've been curious about this band and hope to catch them on here next time round.
Love them and miss them. A great band with good tunes. Where are they today?
Love It!  Why isn't "Watusi Rodeo" getting any love here?
This album COMPLETELY holds up over time...  Saw these guys repeatedly when they were opening for REM in '86, and they were GREAT every night. 
Does the stream keep cutting out for anyone else or is it my internet connection here at work? It's really annoying. 
NickDanger wrote: The bass player is our web specialist in our department!
  
lophrequa wrote:

give him props from a GC fan from way back

 
Props, indeed! I'm a fan from way back also and their music has really held up well over the years. Never did get to see them live and always regretted it. So thanks, Bill, and now how about some Love Tractor or Pylon? {#Smile}

OMG, I saw these guys in Athens, GA back in the day...mid-80s.  Still have some of their work in my collection...on cassette.  Thanks for playing this tune Bill...{#Dance}
 NickDanger wrote:
The bass player is our web specialist in our department!
 
give him props from a GC fan from way back

i've dug Guadacanal Diary for two decades it seems ... this track goes good with the earlier Tracy Chapman "Mountains of Things, and would be good followed by Timbuk 3's "Prey" and Chuck Brodsky's "Our Gods" ... IMO ...
Not too bad. I don't really hear Nirvana in this at all...sounds more like the Connells to me.

 zair99 wrote:
Seems like a strange mix of Nirvana and REM. I enjoy it!
 

You nailed it! {#Biggrin}
not their best tune, but still great to hear!
and yes, these guys came way before nirvana....
The bass player is our web specialist in our department!
 riffster wrote:
Guadacanal Diary is one of thosee 'nugget' groups that remind me that the 80's wasn't all metal and hair bands.
 
Yes, there was FAR worse out there.

 dolfan wrote:
Dolfan's wife can't resist supporting a fave from her miss-spent youth being a club kid in Atlanta! Saw 'em many times at 688 and Athens's 40 Watt Club. I have a cassette of their music and have sometimes wished they were big enough to be rereleased on CD (or mp3) and ...they are! Gotta get it! This isn't my fave cut, but still takes me back to those fun times!
 

Did you know that the 40 Watt Club is owned by Barrie Buck, who is Peter Buck's ex-wife?  She looks like Elvira...


Dolfan's wife can't resist supporting a fave from her miss-spent youth being a club kid in Atlanta! Saw 'em many times at 688 and Athens's 40 Watt Club. I have a cassette of their music and have sometimes wished they were big enough to be rereleased on CD (or mp3) and ...they are! Gotta get it! This isn't my fave cut, but still takes me back to those fun times!
Doesn't sound like Bach at all! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oi6aEVARYUA
Seems like a strange mix of Nirvana and REM. I enjoy it!
riffster wrote:
Guadacanal Diary is one of thosee 'nugget' groups that remind me that the 80's wasn't all metal and hair bands. Good stuff.
:yes:
Guadacanal Diary is one of thosee 'nugget' groups that remind me that the 80's wasn't all metal and hair bands. Good stuff.
lmic wrote:
Smells like Nirvana.
yup.
janieo wrote:
Good God. If only I could have slept thru it. Nothing to say, nothing to play. Boring, derivative drivvel probably performed with plenty of proper angst.So unoriginal.
Actually of all the GD songs out there, this is one of the least impressive, there are so many better ones (not that this one is bad) but Watusi Rodeo (the obvious one), Jamboree, Pray for Rain, Gilbert Takes the Wheel, Michael Rockefeller, 2x4, I See Moe, Cattle Prod, 3 am, so so so many. They really never wrote a bad song. If you dismiss GD, then your life is a little less richer, too bad.
lmic wrote:
Smells like Nirvana. And hey, didn't GcD come before Cobain 'n' Co.? I tend to consider the 90s grungers as so original, but this is making me re-think that a little.
That's funny, just last night I was telling my wife how I never got into grunge because it didn't impress me as anything new or original compared to what had come out in the 80s, it just seemed fresh compared to what was on the radio at the time.
janieo wrote:
Good God. If only I could have slept thru it. Nothing to say, nothing to play. Boring, derivative drivvel probably performed with plenty of proper angst.So unoriginal.
Completely disagree. Guadalcanal Diary are one of the most overlooked bands of the eighties, IMHO.
Good God. If only I could have slept thru it. Nothing to say, nothing to play. Boring, derivative drivvel probably performed with plenty of proper angst.So unoriginal.
Sorry I missed hearing this, just barely . . . There is another song by this title that I love . . . Could it be the same?
Stingray wrote:
...more modern Cowboy-music! 10000 times heard! Bores me to death! STINGRAY!
Love the Y'alternative! Keep it coming! Kurt! Merry Christmas!
whoa - been a while since I heard this! very cool...
Nirvana? wow...weird.... GcD were a DB records band back in the early/mid 80's...strange comparison. If you like this try tracking down the first record by Zeitgeist/The Reivers called "translate slowly"...really good stuff. lmic wrote:
Smells like Nirvana. And hey, didn't GcD come before Cobain 'n' Co.? I tend to consider the 90s grungers as so original, but this is making me re-think that a little.
...more modern Cowboy-music! 10000 times heard! Bores me to death! STINGRAY!
Smells like Nirvana. And hey, didn't GcD come before Cobain 'n' Co.? I tend to consider the 90s grungers as so original, but this is making me re-think that a little.
Wow, the avg rating for this song (5.9) is ridiculously low.
Forget the buy low/sell high crappy kinds of recommendations. Here's a substantial tip: I highly recommend that you immediately go to Amazon, through the Support RP link, or go to your local independent CD store, and procure all Guadalcanal Diary and Murray Attaway CDs that you do not already have.
Yet another band I've only read about and never actually heard until now, thanks to RP. I like it. :yes:
Thanks for the tip...haven't heard this song in 20 years! Jacksonstat wrote:
Try listening to RP with RealPlayer... then you can rewind what you miss! Comes in handy for me quite frequently. :wink:
the_bink wrote:
Crap. You go to the mail room for a minute, nip to the cafe to get a tea, and bang, miss a song you would really like to hear.
Try listening to RP with RealPlayer... then you can rewind what you miss! Comes in handy for me quite frequently. :wink:
Crap. You go to the mail room for a minute, nip to the cafe to get a tea, and bang, miss a song you would really like to hear.
Yeah! It got resurrected after being "sorried" for over a month! I always felt it would fit right in here. Ominous, slowly unfolding tale. Fine stuff from GD.
I'm glad you added this after all! :music:
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