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The Ordeal of Civility
(Gary Lucas & Gods and Monsters)
Spanish-language "Dracula"
Rishte
(with Najma Akhtar)
Waxed Oop
(Fast 'N' Bulbous)
Beyond the Pale
(Gary Lucas Vs The Dark Poets)
Coming Clean
(Gary Lucas & Gods and Monsters)
Pork Chop Blue Around the Rind
(Fast 'N' Bulbous)
The Universe of Absence (with Jozef Van Wissem)
Operators Are Standing By
Diplopia
(with Jozef Van Wissem)
Songs to No One (with Jeff Buckley)
The Edge of Heaven
No Knowledge of Music Required
Street of Lost Brothers
Level the Playing Field
Improve the Shining Hour
@Paradiso
Busy Being Born
Evangeline
Bad Boys of the Arctic
Gods and Monsters
Skeleton at the Feast
Live Performances
"The Golem"
Work with Captain Beehfheart
 
Bad Boys of the Arctic FOR BAD BOYS OF THE ARCTIC:

"HIS TALENT IS ABSOLUTELY BLISTERING...he uses his abilities for more than just technical amazement purposes...he's assembled elegant and beautiful songs."
CMJ NEW MUSIC REPORT, JACKPOT PICK, 10/94

"LUCAS IS A POST-MODERN JIMMY PAGE who is equally at home downtown, uptown or in the country. He encompasses bluegrass, revved-up funk-metal, gnarled delta blues and surreal N.Y. punk, sometimes all in one melting potpourri."
HITS, POMO PICK, 3/95

"SOUND: A, PERFORMANCE: A...accessibility with songs, hooks, lyrics...beguiling vocals. Lucas' balance of listenable art with instrumental audacity pushes the envelope without descending into cacophony."
AUDIO, 4/95

"FORMIDABLE MULTI-STYLIST LUCAS REINVENTS 'LED ZEPPELIN III'...consider the onetime Beefheart cohort the anti-Page: He shares Jimmy's penchant for Celtic folk, country blues, fleet-fingered bombast...equally compelling."
GUITAR PLAYER, 1/95

"A WIZARD'S BREW OF SONGS...sheer musical pleasure and inventiveness. Gary Lucas can be brazenly eclectic yet unpretentious. His ideas work. Lucas ties it all together with a pixie's charm...sheer crystalline prettiness. Real heavy."
ALTERNATIVE PRESS, 2/95

"CONSISTENTLY BRILLIANT...songs rich in texture and diversity. Lucas rises above the mainstream by presenting some of the most unique music around...one of the most innovative experimental rock musicians on the New York scene. Uncanny skill...a style both demonic and ecstatic. Stellar tunes-a blueprint for music in the 90's."
HARTFORD ADVOCATE, 5/95

"BRILLIANT...every time I play it on my radio show I get calls. Beautiful, ethereal, indie-pop. In short, cheese-free (read: no Vai/Satriani diddling) guitar virtuosity."
HUDSON VALLEY FREE TIME MUSICMACHINE, 7/95

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