Watusi rodeo was the debut independent ep from the american jangle pop group guadalcanal diary. Come along with me to the congo land got a zebra by the tail and a python in my hand once my home was a texas plain. Guadalcanal diary was originally published in 1943 while the battle for the solomon island group was fresh in the minds of americans. The tape was rolling during their twonight stand at smiths olde bar in atlanta, ga, january 1998. This 16track performance finally sees worldwide distribution nearly two decades later. Shop for vinyl, cds and more from guadalcanal diary at the discogs marketplace. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Although tregaskis is present throughout the narrative as observer, his attention is almost. The following year, at your birthday party was selfreleased as a thank you to guadal fans everywhere. Watusi rodeo by guadalcanal diary on walking in the shadow of the big man from the current. Named after a soldiers history of the world war ii guadalcanal campaign.
Guadalcanal diary watusi rodeo lyrics songmeanings. Come along with me to the congo land got a zebra by the tail and a python in my hand once my home was a texas plain but now i swing a lasso on an alien terrain hottentots and pygmies know where to go everybodys heading for the watusi rodeo cowboys are putting up a big fence around a sacred elephant burial ground native women stomping up a flurry in the mud villagers are looking for some. The principal characters in this wartime chronicle are a marine sergeant, a chaplain, a mexican enlistee, and a dodgerslovin brooklynite. After developing a reputation on the georgia music scene thanks to frequent gigging in atlanta and athens, guadalcanal diary cut its first record, a foursong ep called watusi rodeo, in 1983 for the athensbased db records label. Guadalcanal diary walking in the shadow of the big man rhino. Listen to your favorite songs from guadalcanal diary. Guadalcanal diary watusi rodeo 1983, vinyl discogs. Well i just cant wait til the sun comes up ill be jumping in the saddle of a pickup truck ive got forty green acres of gods green eart. Goodreads members who liked guadalcanal diary also liked. Feb 22, 2014 this is the original 1983 video for guadalcanal diarys watusi rodeo. Find the song lyrics for guadalcanal diary top tracks. Explore releases from guadalcanal diary at discogs.
Come along with me to the congo land got a zebra by the tail and a python in my hand once my home was a texas plain but now i swing a lasso on an alien terrain hottentots. Watusi rodeo, a rollicking tale of american cowboys pillaging african wildlife, does appear on guadalcanals first longplayer, walking in the shadow of the big man. Check out watusi rodeo by guadalcanal diary on amazon music. Guadalcanal diary is an alternative jangle pop group. Watusi rodeo guadalcanal diary verse 1 a come along with me to the congo land e got a zebra by the tail and a python in my hand a once my home was a texas plain e but now i swing a lasso. Our new desktop experience was built to be your music destination. Over the next four years, murray attaway vocals, guitar, jeff walls guitar, vocals, rhett crowe bass, vocals, and john poe. Produced on the cheap by don dixon, the album presents rocking explorations of several of attaways pet themes. It was number 64 on paste magazines the 80 best albums of the 1980s, wherein they called it a masterpiece. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free. Jan 09, 2018 official music video by guadalcanal diary performing watusi rodeo. Guadalcanal diary is an alternative jangle pop group from marietta, georgia.
Guadalcanal diary walking in the shadow of the big man db hyblp2 1985 lp uk jamboree elektra 9604781 1986 lp ger 2 x 4 elektra 607521 1987 wlp us flip flop elektra 608481 1989 lp us i also have a murray attaway solo cd in thrall on a 1993 geffen release. The album was later rereleased by rhino handmade on the same cd as their rerelease of the bands debut lp, walking in the shadow of the big man. Guadalcanal diary by richard tregaskis, first edition. The bands 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. Walking in the shadow of the big man is available as an individually numbered limited edition of 2,500 copies. Guadalcanal diary was an american alternative jangle pop group.
Watusi rodeo lyrics performed by guadalcanal diary. The balance of the album is no less schizophrenic, with front man murray attaways lyrics touching on everything from collateral war damage trail of tears to perverted evangelism why do the heathen rage to a paramours paranoia pillow talk. Guadalcanal diary is a memoir written by war correspondent richard tregaskis and originally published by random house on january 1, 1943. Music movies tv comedy games books drink politics travel tech. Guadalcanal diary biography, albums, streaming links allmusic. Albums include walking in the shadow of the big man, 2 x 4, and jamboree. Jamboree guadalcanal diary album jump to navigation jump to search. In the first american offensive of world war ii, tregaskis went ashore with the marines at guadalcanal on august 7, 1942 and stayed with them for the next six weeks while they fought for survival against the japanese.
Find books like guadalcanal diary from the worlds largest community of readers. The principal focus of this war diary is on the people and events that shape the battle for guadalcanal. They reformed in 1997, but never recorded any new material. Discover top playlists and videos from your favorite artists on shazam. This page is dedicated to atlantaathens, georgia based 1980s band guadalcanal diary. Guadalcanal diary by richard tregaskis, paperback barnes. Check out our turntable store for a great selection of turntables, needles, accessories, and more. Richard william tregaskis november 28, 1916 august 15, 1973 was an american journalist and author whose bestknown work is guadalcanal diary 1943, an account of just the first several weeks in august september 1942 of the u. Guadalcanal diary watusi rodeo lyrics genius lyrics. Guadalcanal diary lyrics, songs, and albums genius.
Stream adfree with amazon music unlimited on mobile, desktop, and tablet. The book was written as a memoir richard tregaskis, a war correspondent for international news service, in the form of a daily journal. They originated in marietta, georgia, a suburb of atlanta, but they were often billed as being from athens, georgia, in the early 1980s. This is the original 1983 video for guadalcanal diary s watusi rodeo. Walking in the shadow of the big man is the debut with watusi rodeo. It didnt let me down even though it chronologically fell before his invasion diary work. Watusi rodeo live, an album by guadalcanal diary on spotify. This article needs additional citations for verification. Come along with me to the congo land got a zebra by the tail and a python in my hand once my home was a texas plain but now i swing a lasso on an alien terrain hottentots and pygmies know where to go everybodys heading for the watusi rodeo. Signed to db recs at or near the local labels commercial high point, guadalcanal diary released its debut ep, watusi rodeo in 1983. While frequently lumped in with such southern alternative pop bands as r. Guadalcanal diary exploded on the scene in 1985 when the previous years walking in the shadow of the big man was issued via elektra records and spawned the hit watusi rodeo. Books similar to guadalcanal diary goodreads share book.
Guadalcanal diary, at your birthday party reissue new music. Discussion in music corner started by echo, mar 31. This expanded, remastered rhino handmade release features walking in the shadow of the big man in its entirety, plus the watusi rodeo ep and the previously unreleased just an excuse. Stream guadalcanal diary on amazon music unlimited now. Watusi rodeo by guadalcanal diary song catalog the current. Guadalcanal diary watusi rodeo 1985, vinyl discogs.
After reading invasion diary, i immediately picked this up. I had always passed this book up having read numerous accounts of guadalcanal and knowing the events by. Vinyl 7 guadalcanal diary watusi rodeo 1985, vinyl discogs. Official music video by guadalcanal diary performing watusi rodeo. On imdb tv, you can catch hollywood hits and popular tv series at no cost. Over the next four years, murray attaway vocals, guitar, jeff walls guitar, vocals, rhett crowe bass, vocals, and john poe drums, vocals released three. Unlike some of those on guadalcanal in the fall of 1942, richard tregaskis volunteered to be there.
Check out our turntable store need a new record player. They originated in marietta, georgia, a suburb of atlanta, but they. Marine corps invasion of guadalcanal in the solomon islands during world war ii. After going on hiatus in 2000, guadalcanal diary temporarily reunited for a second. Guadalcanal diary by richard tregaskis, first edition abebooks. The book recounts the authors time with the united states marine corps on guadalcanal in the early stages of the pivotal monthslong battle there starting in 1942.
Guadalcanal diary music, videos, stats, and photos. Guadalcanal diary watusi rodeo official music video. Jeff walls, guitarist for guadalcanal diary, hillbilly frankenstein and the woggles, has died. Vinyl 12 guadalcanal diary watusi rodeo 1983, vinyl discogs. Sep 18, 2018 signed to db recs at or near the local labels commercial high point, guadalcanal diary released its debut ep, watusi rodeo in 1983.1446 201 1223 192 1138 544 1219 148 182 59 1557 109 846 1260 1314 714 1021 993 315 38 881 1334 364 1498 1116 1280 420 1422 1161 752 1260 895 324 181 345 902 390 1021 268 234