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Giraffes
Giraffes
Giraffes
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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Though updated through forty subsequent years of increasingly heavy rock music, The Giraffes bear comparisons with The Who. Their instrumental line-up is the same and the roles of each player follows a similar path, with g...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Giraffes
Title: Giraffes
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 4
Label: Razor & Tie
Original Release Date: 1/1/2005
Re-Release Date: 7/12/2005
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 793018293129, 829410838054

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Though updated through forty subsequent years of increasingly heavy rock music, The Giraffes bear comparisons with The Who. Their instrumental line-up is the same and the roles of each player follows a similar path, with guitarist Damien Paris slashing chordal clusters, bassist John Rosenthal anchoring with musical chops that go way beyond what the genre calls for, and drummer Andrew Totolos flying off into deft flights of fancy. Vocalist Aaron Lazar is both a powerfully controlled screamer ("Wage Earner") and an impassioned, dramatic balladeer ("Honey Baby Child," more of a dirge than a ballad, rides off into the sunset with power to spare). High energy from start to finish, The Giraffes avoid the sameness that some of their compatriots fall into, by crafting solid songs from the outset. --David Greenberger

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CD Reviews

Better with each listen!
Michael L. Wilson | Nashville, TN USA | 07/14/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The more I hear this CD, the more I absolutely love it.

Musically, the CD rocks hard. I've seen numerous comparisons to The Who in other reviews, but I have trouble hearing the similarities. If you had to place a label on them, group them more along the lines of Faith No More at their balls-out hardest, or perhaps Kings-X on crystal meth. There's a lot more going on here than a simple comparison to a 60's burnout band can imply.

Lyrically, the disc shines with phrases that I just can't seem to get out of my head. I've caught myself working "Having fun with a**holes" and "You're going home in a f***ing ambulance" into casual conversation. Thanks a lot, fellas.

If Motorhead, Queen and The Ramones whipped up a sperm milkshake and spewed it into the womb of Courtney Love, The Giraffes would be the bastard child.

Rock on, Giraffes!
"
Grand Slam!
John Abar | a bar | 04/23/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Look, I don't know what you want me to say here. I just can't understand why you're not buying the album, listening to the album, dancing to the album, wooing women with the album, or getting fired from your job for blasting the album over the intercom. I'm listening to it as I write this. I can't function without it. As long as it's playing I will be immortal. I am Superman. I am God. I am Santa Clause, the Easter Bunny, Joe Louis, Babe Ruth, Eldridge Cleaver, and Tom Arnold all rolled up into one incredibly strong and addictive little white rock. Yes, brothers and sisters, when I spin this album, I too am a Giraffe! Come and join us."
TURN IT UP!
DaveySocal | So Cal | 08/03/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have been trying to find something that really rocks for a while now. And this is it. This CD simply ROCKS! Forget about all the comparisons with Mountain, Mahogany Rush, etc. Just buy it, turn it up and let it kick your butt!"