Album Reviews of the 80s
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Guadalcanal Diary, "Jamboree"
Review by: Mr. Media
It is sad that this group have not gone farther in the years that they have been together. THey have REM's vocals with Led Zepplin's drums, the Byrds' jangly guitar, and Queen's bassist. And they created, from all that I have heard and reviewed, the best rock and roll album of the 1980's. Ranging from dark poetry to black humor, the album covers all the bases with sharp arrangements (lead and rhythm guitar attack each other with almost metallic sound, tense harmonies (Michael rockerfeller), and spiritual lyrics (jamboree). It does to them what "synchronicity" did to the police, a transformation for the band into a more mature and sleeker sound.
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