Dan Cray formed Beyond Id with drummer Jacques Lambert and bassist John Hunt (Five Head), in the early 90’s. They went through several line up changes that included Rod Murphy of My Brother Zebulon fame, and Sean Kineally of Somerville PD fame.
What started out as a post punk throwback to The Velvet Underground, found inspiration in the discord of early Dinosaur Jr., Sonic Youth, and Buffalo Tom’s Birdbrain.
Throw in Tom Waits love of the ballad and Randy Newman’s pre-Disney sarcasm, a dose of the Replacements debauchee honesty, and you’ve got Dan Cray.
To quote Jim Santo (www.demouniverse.com/), “He's a lyric surgeon, effortlessly excising our stinking viscera and laying them on the coffee table. And oh, the guitars! Majestic and jaundiced, they slither like pretty pink lizards and rise like cranes from a burning lake. Peter Gabriel trod these boards once upon a foxtrot. Now it's Cray's turn to take the stage. Here's your chance for a front-row seat. Don't miss out.”