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Ghost of an American Airman

From: Belfast

Active: mid-80s

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Bio:

Acclaimed indie debut LP, signed by major label Atlantic Records who release a cassette EP but then sit on the second album for almost 2 years before it's finally picked up by smaller label Hollywood Records, who also release the third but then go bust after which the band splits. Dodge McKay and Alan Galbraith then recorded as The Sunday Club (on UK indie label Fire Records, who also went bust in the mid-90s) and McKay later as Thompson.



Discography

• I Hear Voices / Dance On Air
7" - Plain Paper Records - GLOP6 - 1987 - PS
7" - Recoil Records - RCL9 - 1987 - PS
• I Hear Voices / Dance On Air / Flesh And Bone
12" - Recoil Records - RCL9T - 1987 - PS


• Someday
LP - Plain Paper Records - GOAA11LP - 1988


• various artists - Solid Citizens
K7 - Solid Records - ROCC 1 - 1988
See Compilations section for full track listing.


• Silverman / Just Like A River / These Days
12" - Plain Paper Records - GOAA1P - February 1989 - picture disc
Recorded at Fairview Studio, Hull in September 1988


• Honeychild / Saint // Empire Song / Freakshow
K7 - Atlantic Records - GAAC1 - October 1990
12" - Atlantic Records - SAM 722 - October 1990 - promo

A1+B1 from 2nd album; A2 from Dave Fanning Show session (RTE radio); B2 from album sessions



• Honeychild (LP version)
CDS - Hollywood Records - PRCD-85242 - USA - 1992 - promo only
1-track promo CD issued to promote the Life Under Giants album.


• Life Under Giants
CD - Hollywood Records - HR-612832 - USA - 17 March 1992
Recorded Spring 1990

Notes:
Originally recorded for Atlantic Records who'd already released the bands "Honeychild" 12-inch, this sat on the shelf for some almost 2 years until Hollywood Records picked it up.



• For Your Life / Freakshow
CDS - Hollywood Records - PRCD-101842 - USA - 1992 - promo
A1 from Life Under Giants; A2 recorded at Arlyn Studios, Austin, TX on 5 May 1992 (previously unreleased).


• various artists - Hollywood Sampler
CD - Hollywood Records - PRCD-102392 - USA - 1992


• 4 EP
CDS - Hollywood Records - HWD127CD - USA - February 1993
All albums tracks except Freakshow (recorded 5 May 1992), previously on a promo only CDS


• Skin
CD - Hollywood Records - HR-61406-2 - USA - August 1993
Recorded October-December 1992.

Notes:
Guest musicians Nicholas Sansano (accordian, hammond, tambourine), Jane Scarpantoni (cello) and Julian Raymond (backing vocals).

• King of Nothing
CDS - Hollywood Records - PRCD102972 - USA - 1993 - promo only
1-track promo only CD single


Sunday Club - Underground Cinema EP
CDS - Fire Records - FIREMCD49 - June 1995
6 tracks recorded, March 1994



Sunday Club / Pure Blind Panic (split) - The Dolphin Hotel / The Visit
7" - X-tension Records - X10-02 - November 1995
Licensed from Fire Records


Thompson - Gravity Suit
CD - Fire Records - FIRECD69 - 1997
Recorded 1995-97



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External Links: Dodge McKay



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