Gary Lucas (US guitarist/songwriter)

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Gary Lucas is an American guitarist who was a member of Captain Beefheart's band. He formed the band Gods and Monsters in 1988.

Lucas has played and collaborated with Leonard Bernstein, Captain Beefheart, Jeff Buckley, Chris Cornell, Lou Reed, John Cale, Nick Cave and David Johansen.

He has also worked with Adrian Sherwood, Allen Ginsberg, Billy Bang, Bob Neuwirth, Bob Weir, Bryan Ferry, Damo Suzuki, Dave Liebman, DJ Spooky, Dr. John, Fred Schneider, Future Sound of London, Geoff Muldaur, Graham Parker, Iggy Pop, Jann Klose, Joe Lovano, John Sebastian, John Zorn, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Kristin Diable, Mary Margaret O'Hara, Matthew Sweet, Melissa Mars, Onetwo, Patti Smith, Peter Hammill, Peter Stampfel, Richard Barone, Roswell Rudd, Sebastian Doggart, Steve Swallow, The Dark Poets, Van Dyke Parks, and Warren Haynes.

Some of these collaborations appear on his retrospective album Improve the Shining Hour, which also features his film and TV music for ABC News, 20/20 and Turning Point. He has produced albums for composer/saxophonists Tim Berne and Peter Gordon, and for the French avant-rock band Tanger. He co-wrote Joan Osborne's Grammy-nominated song "Spider Web" from her triple platinum album Relish.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1990 Skeleton at the Feast Gary Lucas 1
1992 Gods and Monsters Gary Lucas 1
1996 The Ghosts of Prague Urfaust & Gary Lucas 1
2000 Street of Lost Brothers Gary Lucas 1
2003 Diplopia Gary Lucas & Jozef van Wissem 1
2008 Rishte Najma Akhtar & Gary Lucas 1
2009 The Dark Poets Gary Lucas vs. The Dark Poets 1
2010 The Edge of Heaven Gary Lucas 3
2016 Music from Max Fleischer Cartoons Gary Lucas’ Fleischerei feat. Sarah Stiles 1
Busy Being Born Gary Lucas 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2000 Improve The Shining Hour Gary Lucas 1
2002 Songs to No One 1991-1992 Jeff Buckley & Gary Lucas 1

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
@Paradiso Gary Lucas 1
Bad Boys of the Arctic Gary Lucas 1

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