Absolute Grey

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Formed in New York in 1983, playing darkly melodic jangle pop. With two of the members still attending Sutherland High School, the group released a self-titled, six-song cassette on Acid Tapes in 1984. Later that same year they recorded and self-released their first full-length album, Green House, which was soon re-issued by indie label Midnight Records (2). In 1986, the band recorded their second album, What Remains, which was produced by Tim Lee of the Windbreakers. Not long after the LP was released, percussionist Pat Thomas and guitarist Matt Kitchen left the group. Guitarist/vocalist Beth Brown and bassist Mitchell Rasor continued on as a two-piece, using the group's name for an acoustic EP, 1987's Painted Post. Thomas and Kitchen rejoined the band in time to record the 1989 album Sand Down the Moon, which was issued only by a small Greek label, Di Di Music; the same company also released A Journey Through the Past, a live album, which focused on material which hadn't appeared on the group's studio recordings. By 1990, the band had quietly parted ways, though a small trickle of posthumous releases continued to emerge. A retrospective double CD Broken Promise in 1993, an expanded re-issue of A Journey Through the Past in 2002 and in late 2003 a re-mixed edition of Green House:20th Anniversary Edition, augmented with a bonus disc of live recordings.
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Albums

Absolute Grey - Green House album art Absolute Grey Green House (Album) Earring Records US 1984 Sell This Version
TAB 012 Absolute Grey - Absolute Grey album art Absolute Grey Absolute Grey(Cass, Album) Acid Tapes TAB 012 US 1984 Sell This Version
TAB 026 Absolute Grey - Live At CBGB's, New York 12/4/85 album art Absolute Grey Live At CBGB's, New York 12/4/85(Cass, Album) Acid Tapes TAB 026 US 1985 Sell This Version
MIR LP 125 Absolute Grey - What Remains album art Absolute Grey What Remains(LP) Midnight Records (2) MIR LP 125 US 1986 Sell This Version
MIR LP 134 Absolute Grey - Painted Post album art Absolute Grey Painted Post(12", MiniAlbum) Midnight Records (2) MIR LP 134 US 1987 Sell This Version
DIDI 151 Absolute Grey - Sand Down The Moon album art Absolute Grey Sand Down The Moon(LP, Album) Di Di Music DIDI 151 Greece 1988 Sell This Version
DIDI 121 Absolute Grey - A Journey Thru The Past album art Absolute Grey A Journey Thru The Past(LP, Album) Di Di Music DIDI 121 Greece 1988 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Paisano 1 Absolute Grey - Tell Me When It's Over album art Absolute Grey Tell Me When It's Over(7") Road Runner Records Paisano 1 Germany 1986 Sell This Version

Compilations

WAY 101 Absolute Grey - Broken Promise - An Absolute Grey Anthology 1984-87 album art Absolute Grey Broken Promise - An Absolute Grey Anthology 1984-87(2xCD, Comp) Strange Ways Records WAY 101 Germany 1995 Sell This Version