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The VaGiants

The VaGiants: Short and HardShort and Hard (2003)
Sin Klub

Reviewer Rating: 3.5
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Contributed by: maverickScott
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Okay, I'm not going to lie - I never planned on even listening to this CD. Ever. I have stacks of stuff that people have sent me for review, some of it dating back to 2002. Things that don't immediately catch my eye usually don't get listened to for a long time. The VaGiants fell into that categ.
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Okay, I'm not going to lie - I never planned on even listening to this CD. Ever. I have stacks of stuff that people have sent me for review, some of it dating back to 2002. Things that don't immediately catch my eye usually don't get listened to for a long time. The VaGiants fell into that category, with a terrible name and awfully predictable cover art. Why would I ever want to crack this case open?

Then today, I decided to get studious and plow through a bunch of stuff, just to sort it for other reviewers if nothing else. This CD somehow ended up on the top of the pile, and I'm glad it did. The VaGiants kick ass.

To best describe the VaGiants' sound, allow me to cut-and-paste from their list of influences: Influence1: Beer Influence2: the El Camino Influence3: 60s Garage, 70s Arena rock and 80s metal Influence4: Denim and Leather Influence5: More Beer Sounds like a good time? It is. This album is a half hour of balls-to-the-wall, down-and-dirty rock and roll with a powerful female vocalist fronting the group. Her voice is as soulful as Brandon from the Gadjits, if not moreso.

The music is sloppy and simple, but why would it be anything else? The VaGiants do what they do good enough to make me want to venture on up to their hometown of Winnipeg just to witness what I'm sure is a spectacle live.

The VaGiants aren't the best band in their genre, but they're definitely up there, in my book. Worth a listen, and then some.

MP3s
Hot Box
Over The Edge
Nice And Easy
Sugermama

 

 
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Otto (April 16, 2005)

Play it like ya mean it, ya man you mean it!!!!

Top Notch, Otto gives it a 5 star safety rating...the stars are floating around my bangin head.

notaclevername (February 4, 2004)

men (and woman) what do rock, baby!

Katie4213 (February 2, 2004)

most hilarious band name ever.

Anonymous (February 2, 2004)

they opened for death by stereo in buffalo.. not my thing

TheEvilMonkey (February 1, 2004)

Loose like a vagiant! Sorry, I had to do it. Someone had to do it.

Anonymous (January 31, 2004)

Their sound is too loose for me.

FortyMinutesWest (January 31, 2004)

Scott was probably planning on sending this to me. Close call.

Anonymous (January 30, 2004)

Watch the VaGiants live.....and then think about Wayne's World.

Good movie, but I didn't like the band, and not many people can be Hotter than Tia Carrere.

Anonymous (January 30, 2004)

who else hates unfunny pun band names?

Anonymous (January 30, 2004)

"The music is sloppy"

would that justify in calling the VaGiants sloppy? A sloppy VaGiant

rage (January 30, 2004)

Looks/sounds like the lead singer from Jack Kills Jill or whatever their name is.. ugh.

Anonymous (January 30, 2004)

Two reviews today with the term "balls-to-the-wall." Scott, are you trying to create a new catch phrase to replace "Shake it like a Polaroid picture"?

Y'all don't wanna hear me ya just wanna dance.

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