Thursday, September 30, 2010
Giants Chair - Red and Clear - Caulfield Records 1995
I have been posting so much punk lately that I've kind of burnt myself out on it , so I figured I would completely change it up and post a record by one of my favorite bands from the mid 90's. I guess people would call this emo for lack of a better term, but it's not at all what you would expect emo to sound like compared to current standards. In the 90's a lot of bands fell under the emo tag because they didn't fit neatly under the " indie rock" tag, and I think Giants Chair are one of those bands that defied classification to a certain extent.
Anyway, this record is full of tight almost mechanically precise drumming, churning rhythms, excellent guitar playing and of course emotional vocals. I recommend you listen to this record a few times and let it sink in, but if you want a quick fix go straight to the 3rd track "Gutshot and The Jogger" which is probably my favorite song on this record, I really like how the song builds on itself as it progresses...Dave G.
Posted by Dave G at 9:24 PM