Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Gigantic - Tommy Southard Delux Edition

Back in the early 90's there were a ton of cool bands happening in and around NJ. Gigantic were one of my faves. Even though i was in a straight up metal punk band i loved these hard rocking indie guys. They were raucous and noisy and rocking. They always played their asses off and it really looked like they were having the best time on stage. When my shit band got signed i tried to help them out and get them in touch with some folks who could help them. Not sure what ever happened, if they made contact not not, those days are fuzzy at best now but i know they broke up not too soon after due to some personal strife. Another one for the, shoulda, coulda, woulda file.... I'm pretty sure they made me this rehearsal tape of newer stuff to check out in hopes i could get it to some ears that would listen. Anyhow, this tape rules, 3 dudes down in the basement ripping it up, playing their asses off, and having fun. Done live and in 1 take each even the boom box quality doesn't matter, at least to me. This throws me back in a time machine. I don't know how many people will be into this or will give a shit about a small piece of New Jersey time/history but i love it. Gigantic should have been GIGANTIC!

Gigantic - Half Hour

Gigantic - First Names

Gigantic - Multiply

Gigantic - Great Big Man

Gigantic - Last Song

Gigantic - I Invented The Wheel

Gigantic - I Never Expected Anything

Gigantic - Ambulance

Gigantic - Cross My Fingers

Gigantic - What Does He Mean?