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

Walking in the Shadow of the Big Man [1985]
  • 1. Trail of Tears (2:24)
  • 2. Fire From Heaven (3:52)
  • 3. Sleepers Awake (3:10)
  • 4. Gilbert Takes the Wheel (2:32)
  • 5. Ghost on the Road (2:47)
  • 6. Watusi Rodeo (2:36)
  • 7. Why DoThe Heathen Rage? (3:04)
  • 8. Pillow Talk (1:57)
  • 9. Walking in the Shadow of the Big Man, Part 1 (4:34)
  • 10. Kumbayah (3:40)