unreleased solo album by former Guad Diary frontman
studio recording (sound quality Ex-; might be from a multi-gen. source, but even so, boasts impressive sound)
|Murray in the 1990s|
photo by mixtapehero
|Murray in the 2000s|
photo by Shelia McIntosh via Flickr
WHAT'S THIS? This was to be Murray's second solo album, but for reasons unknown to me, it remained "in the can." To my ears, it sounds similar to his first solo album In Thrall (which I loved), so I'm thinkin' the decision not to release it was unrelated to its artistic merits, which are considerable. Rumor has it that Don Dixon produced this.
REPERCUSSION: At the dB's now-defunct message board, Peter Holsapple referred to a recording session "that Murray did later on with Bill Bonk on bass and guitar, Will [Rigby] on drums, me on assorted instruments and Don Dixon producing and I believe playing bass. I couldn't tell you whether those recordings ever got released, but Murray, ever the sly dog, was sending around tapes of the songs calling the collection 'How I Spent My Thirties'." ROB SEZ: I have no reason to think this is not that very recording.
BIG THANKS to lilpanda for supplying this so generously to the fans
SAMPLE: "If the Walls Could Talk (Delirium)"
2. Curve of the Earth
3. If the Walls Could Talk
4. The Sun at Dusk
5. You Are There
6. Heroes In the Water
7. Long Hard Ride
9. I Had an Answer
10. In a Dream
11. Free at Last
|In their heyday, on the waterfront|
Guad Diary interview with live tracks
"SoundCheck" Local TV arts program
May 16, 1998
audio rip from video source (sound quality Ex-)
1. Part A
2. Part B
This has 3-4 great live songs from a show in Athens, GA — interspersed with segments of a rather random and disorganized interview. Apologies for the lack of tracking and setlist; I just felt a little lazy this week...