Sun Dial

Also known as Sun Dial, The, Sundial
Members of Sun Dial: Anthony Clough, Chris Dalley, Craig Adrienne, Gary Ramon, Jake Honeywill, John Pelech, Joolie Wood, Lee Moon, Nigel Carpenter, Russell Barrett
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.sundialuk.com/, http://www.myspace.com/sundial001

Discography of Sun Dial:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Fazer 4 Audio 1992 UFO Records
2 Overspill 4 Audio 1991 UFO Records
3 Return Journey 7 Audio 1993 Acme
4 Reflecter 8 Audio 1992-03-23 UFO Records
5 Exploding In Your Mind 3 Audio 1990 UFO Records
6 Libertine 10 Audio 1993 Beggars Banquet
7 Acid Yantra 9 Audio 1995 Atlantic
8 Fazer 4 Audio 1992 UFO Records
9 Other Way Out 11 Audio 1993 Acme
10 Acid Yantra 9 Audio 1995 Beggars Banquet
11 Other Way Out 11 Audio 1993 Gallium Arsenide
12 Reflecter 9 Audio 1992-03-23 UFO Records
13 Other Way Out / Other Way In 23 Audio 2006-03-14 Relapse Records
14 Return Journey 9 Audio 2006-03-07 Relapse Records
15 Ghost Machine / Time Traveler 2 Audio 1997 Distortions Records
16 Reflecter 9 Audio 1992-03-23 UFO Records
17 Zen For Sale 9 Audio 2003 Acme
18 Return Journey 7 Audio 1993 Gallium Arsenide
19 Libertine 8 Audio 2007 Acme
20 Overspill 4 Audio 1991 UFO Records
21 Other Way Out 6 Audio 1990 Tangerine
22 Pumpkinhead EP 5 Audio 2008 Acme
23 Pumpkinhead EP 4 Audio 2008 Acme
24 Pumpkinhead EP 5 Audio 2008 Acme
25 Free Sitar 2 Audio 2002 Acme
26 Live & Rehearsal 1991 5 Audio 2004 Prescription (UK)
27 Afterlife EP 4 Audio 2009 Acme
28 Equinox EP 4 Audio 2009 Acme
29 Sun Dial 13 Audio 2010 Shrunken Head
30 Live 118 Audio 2010-03-00 Acme
31 Libertine 10 Audio 1993 Beggars Banquet
32 Other Way Out [The Gold Edition] 6 Audio 1996 Tangerine
33 Live Drug 7 Audio 1995 Acme
34 Salem EP 5 Audio 2008 Acme
35 Return Journey - The Lost Second Album Sessions 1991 33 Audio 2010-05-24 Shrunken Head
36 Sun Dial 13 Audio 2010 Shrunken Head
37 Exploding In Your Mind 3 Audio 1990 Tangerine
38 Fireball 3 Audio 1991 Porky Acetate
39 Fireball 2 Audio 1991 Transfermation
40 Exploding In Your Mind 3 Audio 1991 UFO Records
41 Dead At Dawn Acoustic EP 4 Audio 2010 Acme
42 Reflecter Deluxe Edition 37 Audio 2010-06-14 Shrunken Head
43 Other Way Out - Deluxe Edition 34 Audio 2010 Shrunken Head
44 Exploding In Your Mind 109 Audio 2010 Acme
45 Pumpkinhead 10 Audio 2010
46 Other Way Out 7 Audio 1997 Lava Records (2)
47 Libertine 10 Audio 1993 Beggars Banquet
48 Reflecter Deluxe Edition 30 Audio 2010 Shrunken Head
49 Reflecter 8 Audio 1992-03-23 UFO Records
50 Sun Dial 13 Audio 2010-07-15 Headspin Records


Sun Dial is the vehicle of guitarist and singer Gary Ramon, who started recording in the eighties as The Modern Art. He changed the name to Sun Dial when forming his live band. As Ramon’s cohorts came and went, Sun Dial’s style changed, yet it remained rooted in late sixties psychedelia and often focused on the guitar work. Many of the band’s indie label releases came as collectable limited editions and were re-released over the years; they also recorded and released multiple version of several songs.

The first Sun Dial album, “Other Way Out” (1990), copied the sound of the late sixties perfectly and is still celebrated as one of the best examples of neo-psychedelia. After that, Sun Dial recorded some simpler, harder, noisier tunes, which only saw a belated release on the Album “Return Journey” (1993). On the “Overspill EP” (1991) the band came up with dreamier sounds which connected them to the current indie trends. Shoegaze- and space rock-influences shaped the album “Reflecter” (1992), which also had a track based on a drumloop; Sun Dial further delved into electronics for the “Fazer EP” of the same year. They moved to Beggar’s Banquet and had their most commercial outing with “Libertine” (1993), built upon dance grooves and catchy rock riffs, yet not completely abondoning psychedelia. “Acid Yantra” (1995) was an attempt to return to the band’s roots, yet it lacked the outstanding tunes and underground charm of their early records. Gary Ramon brought Sun Dial to a halt but started releasing records again with a new line-up in 2002.


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