Watusi Rodeo

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Watusi Rodeo
EP by Guadalcanal Diary
Released 1983
Genre Jangle pop
Label DB Records
Guadalcanal Diary chronology
Watusi Rodeo
(1983)
Walking in the Shadow of the Big Man
(1984)
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Watusi Rodeo was the debut independent EP from the American jangle pop group Guadalcanal Diary. It was released in 1983 on DB Records. The album was later re-released by Rhino Handmade on the same CD as their re-release of the band's debut LP, Walking in the Shadow of the Big Man .

Extended play musical recording longer than a single, but shorter than a full album

An extended play record, often referred to as an EP, is a musical recording that contains more tracks than a single, but is usually unqualified as an album or LP. Contemporary EPs generally contain a minimum of three tracks and maximum of six tracks, and are considered "less expensive and time-consuming" for an artist to produce than an album. An EP originally referred to specific types of vinyl records other than 78 rpm standard play (SP) and LP, but it is now applied to mid-length CDs and downloads as well.

Guadalcanal Diary was an alternative jangle pop group. They originated in Marietta, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta, but they were often billed as being "from Athens, Georgia," in the early 1980s. The band formed in 1981 and disbanded in 1989. They reformed in 1997, but never recorded any new material. After going on hiatus in 2000, Guadalcanal Diary temporarily reunited for a second time in 2011 for Athfest, where they celebrated their 30th anniversary.

"Watusi Rodeo" was also a song which the band used to close most of their live performances.

Track listing

  1. "Michael Rockefeller" (Murray Attaway) – 4:52
  2. "Liwa Wechi" (Miriam Makeba) – 2:50
  3. "I Wish I Killed John Wayne" (Attaway, Walls) – 3:20
  4. "Dead Eyes" (Attaway, Walls) – 3:12)

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