Cool. What Sirius XM channel can you find them on?"And now, here is guest-host Me with another Catch Of The Day." Thank you, Me. Singer and guitarist Jeff Walls died yesterday, May 29, after a lengthy pulmonary disease. He was a member of Guadalcanal Diary, an alternative-rock band which formed in 1981 in Marietta, Georgia and took its name from the title of a 1943 memoir written by International News Service war correspondent Richard Tregaskis, who had spent six weeks with the Marines at Guadalcanal during World War II. Guadalcanal Diary released five albums, one EP and nine singles. Here is their 1987 version of the Beatles' And Your Bird Can Sing:
I consider myself very much in-touch with the leading edge of contemporary alt-rock music. I know about the latest from Sharon Van Etten, the collaboration of Karen O and Danger Mouse, new Vampire Weekend, Cherry Glazerr's cover of LCD Soundsystem, the new Mitski album. But I find that I'm much more comfortable listening to XMU for long stretches, rather than Alt Nation, because of songs like that. It's one of those times where I resign myself to the fact that I'm not in the target generation for that stuff.This Hobo Johnson song that they have been playing on Alt Nation is pretty fun.
It looks like they had a good time making it.