Around about Christmas 18/New Year 19 I picked up a vinyl copy of Jamboree in the Oxfam Charity Shop at Clarkston Toll on the Southern most extremities of Glasgow.It is from 1986 and is the second album by Athens, Georgia band Guadalcanal Diary and it is on the Elektra label.
The name was vaguely familiar thanks to our dear friend Brian. Also, A couple of their songs featured on the now legendary Hoboken to Athens compilation CDs by kevinpat which some of you may have been fortunate enough to get a copy of.
As is the way of these things it got a couple of plays and was filed away on the shelves. I've just completed the Gs on the database and this one was near the end alphabetically. I dusted it down and gave it a listen and was pretty much blown away.
There are obvious comparisons with their Athens neighbours R.E.M. but that is no bad thing given that it would be R.E.M in their more jangly IRS period. Allmusic states that this is an excellent, if sometimes bewildering album very much worth hearing.. I concur.