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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
 
Level the Playing Field FOR LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD:

"A CRAFTY COMPOSER, DELICIOUSLY TWISTED, CAPABLE OF COOKING TOGETHER BLUES, HIP HOP, FOLK, ROCKABILLY AND PSYCHEDELIC GARAGE MUSIC INTO AN EXTREMELY CAPTIVATING STEW."
IMPROJAZZ (France), 02/01

"MR. GARY LUCAS IS THE KING, THE EMPEROR OF COLLABORATION...the perfect dandy. Technically and musically, this animal has nothing to fear and no lessons to learn from anyone, and for a long time."
COMPACT (France), 12/00

"GARY LUCAS HAS AN AMAZING GUITAR ABILITY, NOT EASY TO CATEGORIZE...he has a joy of guitar impressionism, and floats on waters of a diverse effluvium. Astonishingly, Lucas in solo turns out great subtle inventions."
491 (France), 10/00

"ONE OF THE KINGS OF GUITAR."
COLS BLEUS (France), 10/00

"5 STARS...IT'S A SCANDAL THAT HE'S NOT MORE RECOGNIZED. Here's a dude who seems to have been born with guitar strings instead of fingers, at ease in every style of music."
COMPACT (France), 11/00

"GARY LUCAS IS AN ATYPICAL ARTIST, STRONGLY UNCLASSIFIABLE...AN ASTONISHING DISC AND HIGHLY RECOMMENDED."
STATION SERVICE STRASBOURG, 11/00

"AN EXCELLENT RECORD THAT RETRACES THE EPOCH WHERE THE GUITAR IS OUT FRONT. A GUITARIST UNCONTROLLABLE, GIFTED, WITH MUCH ENVY FROM OTHER GUITARISTS."
LE CRI DU COYOTE, 12/00

"NOTHING RESISTS THE AGILE FINGERS OF THIS MUSICAL BULIMIC. GARY LUCAS COMES BEFORE ALL OTHER GUITARISTS, RIDING THE GENRES WITH A DEXTERITY THAT LEAVES ONE SPEECHLESS."
ABUS DANGEREUX, 12/00

"A POSTMODERN JIMMY PAGE, AN ARTIST WHO ASSOCIATES THE CLASSIC SOUND OF BLUES, FOLK AND COUNTRY WITH THE MADNESS OF PROGRESSIVE ROCK AND THE FREEDOM OF FREE JAZZ. A GENIAL SORCEROR'S APPRENTICE OF SOUND AND A SONGWRITER OF TALENT."
BLUES AND CO. (France), 12/00

"MAGISTERIAL...he can be considered as the (spiritual) son among the 'Beefheart family'. Gary Lucas has kept himself particularly busy lately, publishing album after album. We are not going to complain about this here—this guitar player has remained unknown to the public for too long."
ROCK AND FOLK (France), 11/00

"ALL GOOD FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT—IF YOU'RE THE ADDAMS FAMILY PERHAPS—AND A CONSTANT SOURCE OF AMAZEMENT AND AMUSEMENT—the unifying factor is Lucas' mix of amphetamine ragtime playing and musique-concrete concept."
FOLK ROOTS (UK), 12/00

"EVERYTHING YOU WISH JOHN FAHEY WOULD GET ROUND TO DOING WITH 6 QUIETLY BUZZING ELECTRIC STRINGS."
THE WIRE (UK), 12/00

THE VETERAN GUITARIST'S NEW RETROSPECTIVE MAKES THE CASE FOR HIM AS A NIMBLE AND VERSATILE ROCK ACCOMPANIST."
VILLAGE VOICE, 11/00

"4 STARS...HIS BEEFHEART PEDIGREE IS REFLECTED IN HIS PLAYING, A COMBINATION OF FURY AND FINESSE, A CHAINSAW USED TO MAKE ICE SCULPTURES...an audacious segue of Miles Davis and Suicide, as well as more glittering ambient excursions like 'Dream of a Russian Princess'...'Poison Tree', a typical piece of fragile dementia."
UNCUT (UK), 12/00

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