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The Essential Gary Lucas
The Ordeal of Civility
(Gary Lucas & Gods and Monsters)
Spanish-language "Dracula"
(with Najma Akhtar)
Waxed Oop
(Fast 'N' Bulbous)
Beyond the Pale
(Gary Lucas Vs The Dark Poets)
Coming Clean
(Gary Lucas & Gods and Monsters)
Pork Chop Blue Around the Rind
(Fast 'N' Bulbous)
The Universe of Absence (with Jozef Van Wissem)
Operators Are Standing By
(with Jozef Van Wissem)
Songs to No One (with Jeff Buckley)
The Edge of Heaven
No Knowledge of Music Required
Street of Lost Brothers
Level the Playing Field
Improve the Shining Hour
Busy Being Born
Bad Boys of the Arctic
Gods and Monsters
Skeleton at the Feast
Live Performances
"The Golem"
Work with Captain Beehfheart

"4 STARS—THIS FOLLOW-UP TO THE INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED 'EDGE OF HEAVEN' SHOWS LUCAS ATTACKING EVERYTHING FROM PUNK TO FOLK...often referred to as a 'former collaborator' of the Three B's (Beefheart, Bernstein and Buckley), this compilation should help finally put him in the spotlight...confirms him as the psychedelic guitarist for the post-modern set...the perfect introduction."
Mojo (UK), 10/2003

"4 STARS—THERE'S ONLY ONE MEMBER OF THE GARY LUCAS SCHOOL OF GUITAR HISTRIONICS: GARY LUCAS. Sylistically dissimilar but equally bonkers mavericks might include Dave Fiucynski, Roy Buchanan, Vinni Reilly, but even they'd be hard pressed to match the 'Man with a Thousand Ideas'....this collection features Lucas in even more pyrotechnic, psychedelic mode. This is not Lucas in sideman guise—not that Lucas ever was really a sideman: he just put on his own show alongside the likes of the good Captain or the equally unique Mary Margaret O'Hara...the man can't be beat: he's a brain-box axe man in excelsis, Page, Beck, Roy Harper and Blind Willie Johnson rolled into one. If you want virtuosity, passion and the downright weird speared to a righteous anger, 'Operators are Standing By' is for you."
Jazzwise (UK), 8/2003

"EVIDENCE THAT LUCAS, DESPITE HIS PAST WORK WITH BEEFHEART, BUCKLEY AND JOAN OSBORNE, IS NOBODY'S SIDEMAN. It's also proof that he's got a sense of humor. His playing speaks volumes whether through a calming sea of loops and delayed tones, raw distortion, or his speedy and elegant slide playing. There's a killer version of Pink Floyd's 'Astronomy Domine,' where Lucas builds a wall of feedback, splitting the difference between Syd Barrett amd Jimi Hendrix. And 'Theme from East Enders' plays canny games with vibrato and intonation to make his guitar's sound – which is always big and focused – shimmy. A very good introduction to the solo work of this underrated player and songwriter. 3 STARS."
Boston Phoenix and Portland Phoenix, 5/2003

Guitar One, 5/2003

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