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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, punk humor ("I Wish I Killed John… read more

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    Fear of God reminds me of R.E.M.
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    This band is so underrated.
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    Oh my, Watusi Rodeo makes me dance dance dance.
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    :- )
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    I still have all their LPs...albeit slightly worn out. ;) (2)
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    Makes me want to listen R.E.M.
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    yep if you're near Atlanta tomorrow - like, within a days drive - you should make an effort. OUTSTANDING show in Athens last Saturday.
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    Saw them in Athens last Saturday. They are playing again on 7/2/11 at Smith's Olde Bar in Atlanta, GA. I encourage everyone to go see them.

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