Guadalcanal Diary

Guadalcanal Diary

80s, alternative, rock, indie rock, college rock

Guadalcanal Diary is an alternative jangle pop group from Marietta, Georgia. The band formed in 1981 and disbanded in 1989. The band's origins are primarily in the Atlanta, Georgia suburb of Marietta (then a more separate town), though they were often billed as "from Athens, Georgia" in the early 1980s. The group's music was characterized by clear, bright guitar sounds, upbeat rhythms, and Murray Attaway's clear, high tenor. Lyrically, the band mixed absurd

2x4 [1987]
  • 1. Litany (Life Goes On) (3:41)
  • 2. Under the Yoke (4:28)
  • 3. Get Over It (3:00)
  • 4. Little Birds (3:57)
  • 5. Things Fall Apart (2:44)
  • 6. Let the Big Wheel Roll (2:40)
  • 7. And Your Bird Can Sing (2:07)
  • 8. Where Angels Fear to Tread (3:13)
  • 9. New Born (4:41)
  • 10. Winds of Change (2:55)
  • 11. Say Please (2:10)
  • 12. 3 AM (4:12)
  • 13. Lips of Steel (3:28)
  • 14. Home (Joe Blaney mix) (2:42)
  • 15. Shango (4:30)
  • 16. It's Time (demo) (2:29)
  • 17. Carrying the Torch (demo) (2:57)
  • 18. Just an Excuse (demo) (3:01)
  • 19. Lips of Steel (demo) (3:36)
  • 20. Under the Yoke (demo version #1) (3:05)
  • 21. Winds of Change (demo) (3:21)
  • 22. Get Over It (demo) (2:19)
  • 23. 3AM (demo) (3:54)
  • 24. Tutti Frutti (Demo) (1:53)