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Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel - 1977 - His first solo album, and his first self titled one (This is also called the Atco one). It features Solsbury Hill, so it is already pretty good. The rest of it is pretty decent too.
Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel - 1980 - One of his many self titled albums. This one has Games Without Frontiers and Biko. Pretty good stuff.
Peter Gabriel - Shock The Monkey / Solsbury Hill Single - 1983 - Two of his hits from the early 80s and some of my favorites of his songs.
Gang of Four - Entertainment! - 1979 - A classic album of new wave. With a funk base and distorted feedback guitars, they unleash a bunch of classic songs.
Gang of Four - Gang of Four EP - 1980 - Four pretty good songs similar to the stuff on Entertainment!. It looks like the cd reissue of Entertainment attaches these four songs to it.
Gang of Four - History's Bunk!/What We All Want 12" Single - 1981 - They continue much in the vein of Entertainment! with these.
Gang of Four - Hard - 1983 - The music has changed. No longer hard-funk, it is now kind of generic dance like stuff. The songs are not as strong. Only Is It Love stands out.
Garbage - Garbage - 1995 - Pretty good stuff. About 1/2 the songs I like a lot, the rest are pretty good.
Gargoyle Sox - Gargoyle Sox EP - I don't know a lot about this band. Their album is in the vein of the Joy Division/Sisters of Mercy drum machine gloom goth. It is ok but nothing special.
Gargoyle Sox - Headless Horseman EP - More goth gloom. It is alright stuff.
Judy Garland - A Star is Born - 1954 - The soundtrack to the 50s musical. This is Lindsey's. "Swanee, how I love you, how I love you."
Tommy Garrett - 50 Guitars Go South of the Border Vol 2 - The 50 Guitars of Tommy Garrett - A flamenco album I found at a thrift store. You would think that 50 guitars would rock a little. Maybe it would sound better in an elevator. Occasionally they hit a groove, but then it dies for a couple of songs.
General Public - ...All the Rage - 1984 - From the breakup of The English Beat, comes this album. It is an ok collection of more straight forward pop than ska.
Generation X - Generation X - 1978 - Billy Idol's punk debut. Pretty good stuff. Lots of rocking stuff like Your Generation, Wild Youth, etc. My favorite is the slower Kiss Me Deadly.
Genesis - Three Sides Live -1982 - I just listened to this recently. This is one band and album that I really don't like at all.
Germs - Gemicide (Live at the Whisky) - 1982 - This is a live tape of their first show in 1977 and it is really awful. They can barely play their instruments. However, it is pretty funny. They totally destroy Sugar Sugar and Grand Old Flag.
Germs - Rock 'n' Rule - 1986 - (GI) is a awesome album, but the Germs were generally pretty lousy live. Darby would forget to sing into the mic all the time and was generally pretty smashed. If you need proof of that, here it is.
Germs - (GI) - 1979 - This one has to be in my top 5 favorite LA punk albums. The band charges along like a freight train with Darby Crash screaming poetic nonsense on top of it.
Germs - What We Do Is Secret - 1981 - Some out takes from (GI), early demos and some live stuff. Not as great as (GI), but it is interesting.
Debbie Gibson - Electric Youth - 1989 - Lindsey totally loves the fact that I have this. When we went to Montreal when this first came out, I used to annoy her by running around singing Electric Youth (I think the video had some stupid dance that went along with it). Now I find it for a dollar. How could I say no?
Gin Blossoms - New Miserable Experience - 1992 - This was the one that made them big, or somewhat bigger. Contains Until I Fall Away, Hey Jealousy, and Allison Road.
Gin Blossoms - Congratulations I'm Sorry - 1996 - A pretty decent album. This one doesn't have all the hits that made them big, but is still pretty good.
Allen Ginsberg - Accp By Donald Was At McCabe's Guitar Shop, Santa Monica, Ca 1989 - 1989 - A live poetry reading by the beat poet with live musical accompaniment. All his big poems like America, Kaddish and Sunflower Sutra.
The Goads - We're Gonna Make It Happen Keep Your Eye On The Prize - I think this is the most frightening thing that I have in my entire collection. The song Amway Rallies leads me to believe that this is some sort of inspiration Amway motavational music tape. And that it is on 8-track makes it even more frightening.
The Go-Betweens - The Able Label Singles EP - 1986 - "I, I, I, I love Lee Remick, she's a darling". Early singles from this Australian band. Quirky songs about going to the bookstore and finding Jean Genet and James Joyce. Really catchy songs. Recorded in 78 and 79.
The Go-Betweens - Send Me a Lullaby - 1981 - The debut album. The music is pretty subdued and mainly serves to accompany the lyrics.
The Go-Betweens - Very Quick on the Eye-Brisbane 1981(demo) - 1985 - This consists of demos done for the Send Me a Lullaby album. Some different versions of songs and songs not on that album.
The Go-Betweens - Part Company/Just A King In Mirrors/Newton Told Me 12" Single - 1984 - This is one of my favorite Go-Betweens songs.
The Go-Betweens - Metal And Shells - 1985 - A best of album with a pretty good selection from their career.
The Go-Betweens - Liberty Belle and the Black Diamond Express - 1986 - The songs have gotten better and a little more production. Apology Accepted and Head Full of Steam are standouts here.
The Go-Betweens - Tallulah - 1987 - The production gets slicker here. Right Here and the Clarke Sisters are quite good.
The Go-Betweens - 16 Lover Lane - 1988 - This one is not as distinctive. It is hard to remember any of the songs from this one.
Godfathers - More Songs About Love and Hate - 1989 - Kind of straight ahead rock/R&B. Pretty good. She Gives Me Love and Walking Talking Johnny Cash Blues really stand out.
Go-Go's - Beauty and the Beat - 1981 - I really like this album a lot. Kind of punk, kind of pop. Lust to Love really kicks ass.
Go-Go's - Vacation - 1982 - Pretty disappointing after the first one. The title song is ok, but not a lot else on here.
Go-Go's - Talk Show - 1984 - This one is a little better. Head Over Heels is the best here.
Goo Goo Dolls - Hold Me Up - 1990 - They sound a whole lot like the Replacements, which is ok by me. This one doesn't have the memorable songs of the later one I have, but is pretty decent anyways.
Goo Goo Dolls - A Boy Named Goo - This one really impressed me. The hits on the radio (Long Way Down, Name, etc.) were really good, but the rest is this is pretty rockin' too. And anybody who does a cover of the Lime Spiders' Slave Girl is alright by me.
The Golden Palominos - Visions of Excess - 1985 - I bought this one because Michael Stipe sang a couple of these songs (also John Lydon on one). A pretty good album of pop new wave with a rotating cast of guest stars. The songs the Stipe sings are the best here, Boy (Go) and Omaha. The Animal Speaks (sung by Johnny Lydon) is also pretty good.
Gomez - Whippin' Piccadilly flexi single - 1998 - Came with some magazine. It is an ok song.
Lesley Gore - Boys, Boys, Boys - 1964 - It seems like Leslie Gore must have low self-esteem. After Johnny cheats on her at her party with Judy, she is all happy when Johnny comes back to her and is mad at Judy and not Johnny. Neither of those songs are on here, but there is That's the Way Boys Are (another boys will be boys song.)
Green Day - Dookie - 1994 - The album that made them superstars, and it does have some pretty cool stuff. Its worth it just for Longview for me. However, I don't get When I Come Around, it is the most boring song they ever wrote.
Green on Red - Gravity Talks - 1983 - A pretty decent bit of 60s style psychedelica. The title track is the best one here.
Green on Red - Gas Food Lodging - 1985 - Still pretty good here. Sixteen Ways is a good one.
Guadalcanal Diary - Walking in the Shadow of the Big Man - 1984 - A pretty good album in the vein of the Athens, Ga. rock with a country edge. I saw them live about this time, and they were pretty good. They do a nice version of Kumbayah. The rest of this album has pretty cool drumming.
Gun Club - Fire of Love - 1981 - A really cool mix of blues, punk, and Robert Johnson. You got to love an album with the line "you look just like an Elvis from Hell."
Gun Club - Miami - 1982 - Not as strong as the first one, but still pretty damn good.
Gun Nuts - March 4, 1988 Quigleys - Boulder CO - This is a band I was in during college. We were pretty mediocre, but it was fun. It was mostly an excuse for getting drunk and playing really loud. I keep finding these tapes as I dig through the old boxes of stuff. This one had a pretty fun version of All Tomorrow's Parties (I played the feedback distorted bass.)
Arlo Guthrie - The Best of Arlo Guthrie - 1978 - All the Arlo you need to hear. You got Alice's Restaurant, Motorcycle Song and City of New Orleans.
Woody Guthrie - Poor Boy - Bob Dylan was in awe of Woody. This is some pretty cool stuff. Folk from probably the 30s. Some great stuff on here. My favorite is Mean Talking Blues.
Woody Guthrie - Dust Bowl Ballads - This is one of his classic works. Much of this is based on The Grapes of Wrath. Classic songs like Tom Joad, Pretty Boy Floyd, and Talking Dust Bowl Blues. (It's not on here, but the first song I ever learned how to play on the guitar was This Land Is Your Land. Some more that isn't on here but after driving to Portland to see my sister a few months ago and seeing the Columbia River, lots of Woody came back to me. Late note, this stuff is actually on the Columbia River Collection below.)
Woody Guthrie - Columbia River Collection - This is a collection of some of the songs he wrote to commemorate the building of the various dams on the Columbia River.
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