At Your Birthday Party
Release date: July 13, 2018
First worldwide release of classic 1999 live album.
This is what we sounded like, for real. Turn it up.”
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…
Gilbert Takes The Wheel Trail Of Tears Country Club Gun Pretty Is As Pretty Does The Likes Of You Lips Of Steel Newborn Say Please I See Moe Whiskey Talk Vista Litany (Life Goes On) Dead Eyes Cattle Prod Pau Pau Watusi Rodeo