| Geffen Records|
| Danny Phillips
Los Angeles, California, United States (1983)
New wave, Post-punk, Pop rock
Marti Frederiksen, A Certain Ratio, Fiction Factory, A Flock Of Seagulls, A Guy Called Gerald
A Drop in the Gray are an alternative musical group formed in 1983, and a pioneer of the Los Angeles Post punk music scene. They produced one album and several lesser recordings before disbanding in 1986.
A Drop in the Gray began forming in 1982, led by Danny Phillips a native of San Francisco who relocated to Los Angeles. Phillips recruited other band members including Scottish guitarist Colin Campbell, whose influences included the Clash and Fleetwood Mac. Later that year, bassist Hans Christian, a keyboardist, and drummer Marti Frederiksen joined Phillips and Campbell, and by 1983, the band was established.
The group signed with Geffen Records shortly before making their debut performance at The Rodeo in San Diego on July 31, 1984. A few months later, on October 27, 1984, they opened for The Fixx at a concert at the amphitheater at UCSD. Their performance was compared to The Fixx and was described as "tight and polished". In 1984, A drop in the Gray recorded their first album, Certain Sculptures, for Geffen Records.
Harry Rishakoff, a former member of The Dickies, joined A Drop In The Gray and later joined Concrete Blonde.
Geffen Records dropped the group in 1986. They were unable to find another label and became defunct. In 1987, Danny Phillips formed the band Chinatown.
A Drop in the Gray released one albums and some singles.Certain Sculptures (LP) on Geffen Records - 1984
All the Same B/W Fall and Cry (12 inch promo single) on Geffen Records (LP) - 1984
Heartache Feeds Heartache (7 inch promo single) on Geffen Records (LP) - 1985
Heartache Feeds HeartacheCertain Sculptures · 1984A Drop in the Gray Wikipedia
Fall and CryCertain Sculptures · 1984
Past Your FrameCertain Sculptures · 1984