POWER OF POP MUSIC ALBUM REVIEW: A GIANT DOG – PILE

ALBUM REVIEW: A GIANT DOG – PILE

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Background
Forging their friendships in the crucible of their Houston, TX, high school, Sabrina Ellis (vocals), Andrew Cashen (vocals, guitar), and Orville Neeley (drums) first got their start covering AC/DC, The Ramones, Joan Jett, and the finer points of the Back to the Future soundtrack at school dances under the band name Youth In Asia. Reuniting in Austin in 2008, they enlisted their pals Andy Bauer (guitar) and Graham Low (bass) and christened the act A Giant Dog.

Strengths
A dogged (sorry) insistence on channeling the raucous rock ’n’ roll ‘back to basics’ revival of the early 70s, incorporating glam, power pop, pop-rock and hard rock into a sexy beast for these ignorant times. The songwriting core of Ellis and Cashen hit the bull’s eye every single time, evoking the good old days of raw proto-punky rock ’n’ roll. An absolute treasure.

Highlights
“Sleep When Dead”, “Sex & Drugs”, “& Rock & Roll”, “Jizzney”.

Sounds Like
T.Rex, The Stooges, New York Dolls, The Raspberries, The Ramones.

Bottom Line
A Giant Dog might not save rock ’n’ roll but they are gonna get mighty close. In any case, when modern pop shit gets you down, A Giant Dog is the perfect shot in the arm!

Information
Official Website: www.agiantdog.com

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