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Nerdish Duo Triumph Again !!,
This review is from: Mink Car (Audio CD)
Let's declare an interest here. I've been a Giants addict ever since I saw Birdhouse on TOTP in 1990. It amazes me that they remain so obscure as they have the lot :- melodies to die for, strange lyrics that genuinely make you think and, well who needs anything more ? My 11 year old daughter Kate loves the songs as much as I do.
If there was any justice there would be at least 3 top 10 singles from the collection.
Two are John Linnell specials."Bangs" (a celebration of a haircut would you believe?)is classic Giants -quirky and melodic and "Its So Loud In Here" (perhaps my favourite)is superbly arranged and a wry comment on modern commercial design.
John F does a superb version of the Georgie Fame classic "Yeh Yeh" which should be fantastic if you see them live in the UK in November at selected venues.
The only reason it fails to get the full 5 stars is that some of the songs have been released before (Older,Edith Head,Working Undercover) which is a bit of a let-down.
Also,perhaps some of the Linnell songs do sound initially like re-treads of earlier songs, but bear with it - after a few listens you cannot get them out of your head.
If you're new to their charms I envy you. Start with this and work backwards to the wonderful "Flood". Enjoy !!!!