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In downtown New York City, in 1979, painter Jean-Michel Basquiat and performance artist Michael Holman founded their industrial-sound band, Gray. Jean named the band after Gray’s Anatomy, a reference source for his paintings and to capture the haunting, machine-like ambient music the band wrote and performed. Besides Basquiat and Holman, other members of the original group were Nicholas Taylor and Justin Thyme (aka Wayne Clifford). Vincent Gallo was a member of the band for a short period of time nearer the end of their first incarnation.

Just after Jean-Michel Basquiat’s death in 1988, Holman, Taylor, Thyme and Vincent Gallo, re-united as Gray and performed at Basquiat’s Memorial at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in the Citicorp Building. In 2010 Michael Holman and Nicholas Taylor reunited once again to produce the first Gray album ever, titled, ”Shades of…” on their own label, Plush Safe Records.


none Gray (2) - Shades Of... album art Gray (2) Shades Of... (Album) Plush Safe Records none US 2010 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

APE 010 Gray (2) - 1967 / (Cut It) High Priest album art Gray (2) 1967 / (Cut It) High Priest Apeman Records APE 010 UK 2001 Sell This Version
UR7361 Gray (2) - Sweetness Of The New album art Gray (2) Sweetness Of The New (Single) Plush Safe Records UR7361 US 2018 Sell This Version
ANAS1201 Gray (2) - Never Gonna Leave New York City album art Gray (2) Never Gonna Leave New York City(12") Anasyrma Record Label ANAS1201 UK 2020 Sell This Version

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October 10, 2010
Is that anyone here who can tell me anything more about this group? I just found one cd credited as gray but that sound so fresh it's just's like one of those cd's with just e-v-e-r-y track so good that you can listen to them anytime, anywhere, and it's just perfect! thank's a lot

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