At Your Birthday Party

At Your Birthday Party

Artist: Guadalcanal Diary

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Format: CD
Label: OMNIVORE RECORDINGS
Genre: Rock/Pop
Rel. Date: 07/13/2018
UPC: 816651011223

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• First worldwide release of classic 1999 live album. • Contains performances of favorites from all four Elektra releases. • Packaging featuring updated artwork and new liner notes from the band’s Murray Attaway “This is what we sounded like, for real. Turn it up.” —Murray Attaway Guadalcanal Diary exploded on the scene in 1985 when the previous year’s Walking In The Shadow Of The Big Man was issued via Elektra Records and spawned the hit “Watusi Rodeo.” Over the next four years, Murray Attaway (vocals, guitar), Jeff Walls (guitar, vocals), Rhett Crowe (bass, vocals), and John Poe (drums, vocals) released three more critically acclaimed albums before calling it a day. The band reconvened for live shows in the late ’90s, and tape was rolling during their two-night stand at Smith’s Olde Bar in Atlanta, GA, January 1998. The following year, At Your Birthday Party was self-released as a thank you to “Guadal fans everywhere.” This 16-track performance finally sees worldwide distribution nearly two decades later, with updated artwork and new liner notes from Attaway. It encompasses everything their fans love about the band—favorites from all 4 Elektra releases, as well as one song which only appears on this collection, plus the hooks and passion that filled venues. At Your Birthday Party shows that the band never lost its drive, and that the songs still resonate to this day. As the originalsliner notes stated, “Your table is ready.” Take a seat. But, you’ll be standing up and dancing soon enough...