1984 6 Song EP


  1. Elephant Radio
  2. Strollin' Bones
  3. Information
  4. Na Nanana
  5. Relax
  6. Kalinka
Recorded at Electro-Acoustic Systems, Athens, GA. Engineer: Jim Hawkins

7" single

Valentines 1985

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  1. Signals
  2. All Together Again
  3. Symphony
  4. Somebody Someday
  5. Kathy
  6. Modern World
  7. Tell Me Now
  8. Dancin' Example
  9. Kalinka
  10. Waiting
  11. Who's Dancing
  12. Relax
  13. Satellite
  14. Information
  15. Just Like Anyone
  16. Tent Maker
  17. Sheik
  18. Snowman
  19. Crickets
  20. Elephant Radio
  21. That's What You Get
  22. Cindy

Recorded live at the 40 Watt Club,
Athens, GA. Engineer: Pat Biddle

I've had couple requests for "Waltzing Mathilda" so here it is. From the 1986 LP "Rebel Shoes". Bob Hay - vocals and guitar, Mark Cooper Smith - drums, Diana Torell - piano, Ken Starratt - guitar, Juan Molina - bass; and featuring Andy Carlson on fiddle, George Norman on mandolin, Joel Cordle on mandola, and John Keane on the pump organ intro. (Posted Feb. 17, 2010.)

Due to the occasional request to provide MP3s of Squalls material (most of which was recorded in pre-digital days), I finally hooked up a tape deck to my computer and recorded what you see here. By chance I pulled a tape out of my box of old cassettes and upon listening I realized how much better we performed live than we did in the studio. That is why I have decided to provide these songs from one of our live shows instead of any of the material from our LPs. Our EP and single are still available on the left.

NOTES: The Squalls used to swap instruments a lot. The usual line-up was Bob and Ken on guitars, Al on bass, Diana on keyborad and percussion, and Mark on drums. In the Valentines 1985 set, that is how we play except 6 and 7 where Diana plays drums and Mark plays guitar and Ken play keyboards; and 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16 where Bob plays bass and Al plays guitar and/or saxophone. All songs by Bob Hay, except 3, 10 and 12 by Diana Torell.

By Special Request
KS, a blogger at the 1,000,000 miles way blog says "Iíll go farther than that, this is one of the best songs to come out of Athens, GA ever. Top 10." So here it is: Bride of Frankenstein. Just one person's opinion, but still appreciated.


Mbrella Records From 1981 - 1989 the Squalls rocked Athens and made several tours of the South, the Midwest, and East coast cities including several shows at New York city clubs CBGB, Danceteria, and Peppermint Lounge. They released 4 recordings and were included in the 1986 movie "Athens Georgia Inside Out".

  • 1984 SQUALLS - 6 Song 12 inch EP - Mbrella Records
  • 1985 CRICKETS - 7 inch 45 RPM single - Mbrella Records
  • 1986 "Athens GA Inside Out - the Movie" - 2 Songs - IRS Records
  • 1986 REBEL SHOES - 12 Song 12 inch LP - Doggone Records
  • 1988 NO TIME - 12 Song 12 inch LP - Doggone Records (also on CD)

Squalls (1985) Ken, Mark, Al, Di, & Bob

  • Bob Hay - Vocals and Guitar
  • Ken Starratt - Lead Guitar
  • Diana Torell - Keyboard, Percussion and Vocals
  • Al Walsh - Bass and Sax (1981 - 1986)
  • Juan Molina - Bass (1986 - 1989)
  • Paul Hammond - Saxaphone (1986 - 1989)
  • Mark Cooper Smith - Drums (1982 - 1989)
  • Mig Little - Drums, Guitar and Vocals (1981 - 1982)

Mig, Diana, Ken, Bill David, Al, & Bob (Spring 2000)
Click here for the poster for the 2000 Squalls Reunion Show.

Bob, Ken, and Di are now playing in
Bob Hay & the Jolly Beggars

All songs © 1984-2010 Robert D. Hay Jr (BMI). All rights reserved.