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Charlie Megira

Tomorrow's Gone

Even in this age of near-total Internet accessibility, Charlie Megira is a modern mystery. A casual search turns up little aside from a few cryptic articles. His brief career unfolded during a changing of the guard in the music industry, opening on the death of the compact disc and ending just prior to Spotify’s IPO. For an artist like Megira, living far away from a major music outpost, there was more chaos than structure for his recordings to exist and find an audience. This collection is the first attempt at putting the pieces together, compiling a life’s work of an artist whose spark almost shined unto the world.

His was a music both familiar and entirely alien at once. It touches on corners of darkness, an isolation both lonely and sweet, all wrapped in a cold glow that draws the listener into each note, each melancholy melody triggering unrecorded experiences. His various projects put out music which began as a junction point between Link Wray’s surf guitar and the theatrical psychobilly of The Cramps, took a turn towards goth-inflected post-punk, and towards the end of his career would sojourn back into his earlier musical fascination with late 1950s and early 1960s rock ‘n’ roll.

The Israeli guitarist recorded seven albums worth of material in 15 years during his all-too-brief 44 trips around the sun.Tomorrow’s Gone collects 24 of these tracks for a double album journey across his career, accompanied by a lavish booklet that documents his tragic existence. Armed with only an Eko guitar, a black tuxedo, and his signature wrap-around shades, Charlie Megira was a mold-breaking artist who disintegrated while we were all staring at our phones.

Get to know Charlie Megira's discography here.

 

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Track List

  1. Charlie Megira Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
  2. Charlie Megira, The Hefker Girl The Coochimamas Swingers
  3. Charlie Megira The Girl Who Was Frightened of Ashtrays
  4. Charlie Megira, The Bet She' an Valley Hillbillies The Death Dance of The Busty Hot Lifeguard Instructor Babe
  5. Charlie Megira, The Bet She' an Valley Hillbillies Smile Now, Cry Later
  6. Charlie Megira, The Bet She' an Valley Hillbillies Alligator Man
  7. Charlie Megira, The Hefker Girl Failure In Love
  8. Charlie Megira, The Hefker Girl Mali Boo
  9. Charlie Megira, The Bet She' an Valley Hillbillies At The Rasco
  10. Charlie Megira, The Bet She' an Valley Hillbillies Turn Around
  11. Charlie Megira, The Hefker Girl If You Only Knew
  12. Charlie Megira Tomorrow's Gone
  13. Charlie Megira, The Hefker Girl Direct Exercise No. 1
  14. Charlie Megira, The Modern Dance Club The Valley of Tears
  15. Charlie Megira, The Hefker Girl Fear and Joy
  16. Charlie Megira, The Hefker Girl Kiss of Death
  17. Charlie Megira, The Modern Dance Club Je Ne Parle Pas Francais
  18. Charlie Megira, The Bet She' an Valley Hillbillies Dunkel Party
  19. Charlie Megira, The Hefker Girl Tower of Tongues
  20. Charlie Megira, The Hefker Girl Nothing
  21. Charlie Megira, The Modern Dance Club Freak Junior
  22. Charlie Megira, The Modern Dance Club Elvis Is Not Dead
  23. Charlie Megira, The Modern Dance Club Psychic Youth-2
  24. Charlie Megira, The Modern Dance Club (Used to Be...) Psychic Youth