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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
 
Gods and Monsters FOR GODS AND MONSTERS:

"4 STARS...awesome, idiosyncratic chops...this music projects a coherent ensemble style and sensibility...soaring melodic flights and, at times, an unexpected but welcome country-rock flavor."
ROLLING STONE, 3/93

"BEST SOUNDS OF 1992...Lucas is a fiery original with a witty approach to his instrument."
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, 12/92

"UNLIKE some guitar deities, Gary Lucas is an axman who balances his heroics with solid songwriting...good music is not in short supply here."
NEWSDAY, 9/92

"GREAT TUNES...Lucas is totally viable as a high profile artist and it's about time more people recognized this .44 caliber talent in a field populated by water pistols."
ALTERNATIVE PRESS, 10/92

"GARY LUCAS is reinventing the electric guitar all over again...the sound of an axe wizard/songsmith at the top of his game."
MINNEAPOLIS CITY PAGES, 11/92

"ACCESSIBLE AND MELODIC...it's not the personnel alone that distinguishes 'Gods and Monsters.' It's the tunes."
BOSTON GLOBE, 1/93

"AWESOME! If there's gotta be guitar heroes let 'em be like this guy...as much brains and style as chops."
PHILADELPHIA AFTER DARK, 1/93

"EXQUISITE FRETWORK AND UPBEAT TUNES sure to entertain everyone from alternative rock fans to baby boomers looking for something fresh. Great stuff!"
MUSIC RETAILING, 11/92

"DISC OF THE WEEK...Gary Lucas thrives as a guitar god...'Gods and Monsters' has a mighty impact."
TORONTO EYE, 12/92

"A TRUE MUSICAL INNOVATOR with a tremendous sense of humor...a wonderful rock and roll record...the kids will wish they could co-opt this one."
DETROIT METROTIMES, 11/92

"IMPISH AND ASTONISHING FUN."
MELODY MAKER, 1/93

"CONSISTENTLY PLEASURABLE."
CHICAGO READER, 11/92

ROCKPOOL cover pick; CMJ Jackpot Pick; Pick in the GAVIN REPORT; Editor's Pick, SPIN; Album of the Month in Berlin TIP; Top Albums of 1992, BOSTON ROCK

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