Lost Classic of the early 90's
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I saw these guys, who I believe are from Northern Ireland, in NYC at the New Music Seminar festival in '92 and was blown away. I then swiped the promo copy of this album from my college radio station and to this day, I still love every track. For fans of U-2, Live, Collective Soul and other special bands who wear their hearts on their sleeves and are still able to be clever, lyrical, musical, magical. Highly recommended."
Gone, but not forgotten...
cyclone259 | Broken Arrow, OK USA | 12/16/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I saw Ghost of an American Airman in Tulsa, Oklahoma back in 1992 after being introduced to their music at the now defunct Mohawk Music.
They played a local venue and I was lucky enough to videotape the performance and have since then collected other live and signed material, including their only (?) music video they made.
I personally think that they were very put-off by the U2 comparison, mainly because every band that comes out of Ireland faces the same comparison and are sometimes not judged on their own merit / music abilities. They do have that rock edge that U2 USED to have before the days of commercialism and self-serving freedom rallies and food drives.
The second album was good, especially for an awesome cover of "Witchita Lineman" which is even ten times better live. One thing for sure, Dodge can sing like a madman. He also has great stage presence and a huge load of stamina.
Sadly, like many bands with more talent than promotion, they got tossed aside, much like another great artist, Denzil (see Denzil: Pub). Dodge's 2nd incarnation, The Sunday Club, was a much more subdued affair, with very solemn and heartfelt songs.
If you can find any of their releases, pick them up, not because they'll probably be a $1.99, but because it's some of the best work that was and is out there."