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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
 
No Knowledge of Music Required FOR NO KNOWLEDGE OF MUSIC REQUIRED (THE DU-TELS):

"THE DU-TELS NEW ALBUM IS CALLED 'NO KNOWLEDGE OF MUSIC REQUIRED'—A REAL HOWLER (IN THE BEST SENSE!) FROM THESE MASTERS OF THE THRIFT STORE SONGBOOK. FEW MUSICAL PLEASURES COMPARE TO AN EVENING WITH GARY LUCAS ON GUITAR AND PETER STAMPFEL ON VOCALS AND WHATEVER HE DECIDES TO BANG ON; THE AXEMAN'S VIRTUOSITY PERFECTLY COMPLEMENTS THE FOLK HERO'S JOYFUL EMBODIMENT OF AMERICANA."
The New York Times, 8/01

"LUCAS' QUICK-PICK GUITAR AND GROANED ORIGINALS TIP THE BALANCE TOWARDS GIVE-IT-A-CHANCE-WILLYA."
VILLAGE VOICE, 06/01

"A REAL HOWLER FROM THESE MASTERS...FEW MUSICAL PLEASURES COMPARE WITH AN EVENING WITH GARY LUCAS ON GUITAR AND PETER STAMPFEL ON VOCALS AND WHATEVER HE DECIDES TO BANG ON. The virtuosity of Mr. Lucas perfectly complements the joyful embodiment of Americana of the folk hero, Mr. Stampfel."
THE NEW YORK TIMES, 02/01

"BETWEEN STAMPFEL'S INEXHAUSTIBLE GOOD CHEER AND LUCAS' EFFORTLESS INSTRUMENTAL MASTERY, THE PAIR ALWAYS MANAGES TO HIT A CELEBRATORY NOTE."
TIME OUT NEW YORK, 02/01

"FOLKSY MUSIC DOESN'T GET ANY MORE ROLLICKING AND BRAINY THAN IT DOES IN THE HANDS OF THE DU-TELS...THEY TAKE YOU DOWN ROADS THAT YOU COULDN'T FIND YOUR WAY BACK FROM WITH A ROAD MAP."
TIME OUT NEW YORK, 06/01

"THE COMBINATION OF LUCAS' VIRTUOSO SLIDE AND FINGERPICKING STYLE AND STAMPFEL'S UNSCHOLARLY BUT HEARTWARMING VOCALS IS BEAUTIFUL."
De VOLKSKRANT (Holland), 06/01

"IT SEEMS LIKE LUCAS AND STAMPFEL ARE RIGHT OUT OF THE MUPPET SHOW TO EXECUTE THE BEST PERFORMED CHILDREN SONGS OF THE WORLD."
GONZO CIRCUS (Holland), 06/01

"FORGET HARRY SMITH. THIS IS THE REAL DEVIANT AND DEMENTED AMERICAN FOLK MUSIC, BY TWO OF AMERICA'S MOST DEVIANT AND DEMENTED ORIGINALS. Together they infuse their mutual fascination with American arcana with a celebratory, communal spirit. A childlike, gleeful innocence pervades, all united by a 'folkie/exotic/mysterioso' sensibility."
THE BERKSHIRE EAGLE, 04/01

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