Murray Attaway

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  1. boris bubbanov

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    I grabbed a pile of CDs at the office, to listen to the car heading back to Memphis and saw this "In Thrall" by Murray Attaway. Who? Is my memory now failing as to music also?

    Anyway, I loaded it up and pressed "play". Man, is this album solid. The voice puts the guy square inbetween Matthew Sweet and Michael Penn. Better than either, actually. If the man's name rings no bells, he was the lead guy in Guadalcanal Diary.

    What's the problem here? People should have shoved their girlfriend in a ditch, to be first to buy a ticket to hear a fellow like this. Life sure makes no sense, sometimes.

    Yet I had all but forgotten about him, for a few years. Parents, don't name your rock star kids "Murray".
     
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    I had the pleasure of opening a show for Attaway and his GD bandmate Jeff Walls' new band Blasting Cap a couple years ago. It was great to hear the two of them together again and looked forward to more shows, but Walls passed away suddenly this year.

    Smart, clever songwriting and musicianship gets passed over all the time.
     
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    Yeah, solid record. I love Allegory. And much prefer the version on this to the one that’s on YouTube. It is stunningly well produced and mixed as well. When trying out new speakers or phones this is one of the discs I use.

    Cheers,
    Geoff
     
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    WOW!.....solid song, and I've not ever (knowingly) heard him before, I've never even come across his name. Thanks for the tip! ;)
     
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    Not the version from the album. And IMO not nearly as powerful.

    Cheers,
    Geoff
     
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    Cheers,
    Geoff
     
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