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Giant Haystacks / Blunt Instrument
Album:Blunt Instrument Collection:General
Artist:Giant Haystacks Added:10/2006
Label:Mistake Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2006-11-05 Pull Date:2007-01-07 
Week Ending:7 Jan31 Dec24 Dec3 Dec26 Nov19 Nov12 Nov
Airplays:1211437

Recent Airplay
1.Thu, 02 Aug 07:Natalie
At Your Local Dive
4.Thu, 04 Jan 07:Wedge
Lines and Dots
2.Tue, 01 May 07:Natalie
At Your Local Dive (live performance with The Finches)
5.Wed, 27 Dec 06:Elias (Dr Furious)
Under the Radar (2006 at A Glance)
3.Tue, 23 Jan 07:Natalie
At Your Local Dive (except for the last 30min - Marco's trip down memory lane)
6.Wed, 27 Dec 06:mike
Baptism of Solitude

Album Review
mike
Reviewed 2006-11-07 
GIANT HAYSTACKS – “Blunt Instrument” CD (Mistake)
Great local minimal punk/post-punk. Prominent bass, clearly sung vocals and angular almost no wave guitar in the background. Catchy tracks you can sing along with, the bass often playing along with the singer instead of the guitar. Somewhere between THE JAM, GANG OF FOUR, and THE MINUTEMEN.
1. Very catchy with odd lyrics.
2. The bass is up front while the guitar plays around vocals are just holding on.
**3. Nice guitar and bass interaction.
4. More melodic, poppy and tight.
**5. Faster, noisier, and like THE MINUTEMEN. Great.
**6. Short, jutting, fast, and multiple arty vocalists.
**7. Lost of bass
**8. Choppy jutting quick track again not that far from THE MINUTEMENN
**9. Love the busy guitar. Almost spoken vocals.
10. Slower and more spoken vocals. Vocals later fall a little flat.
11. Fast but with funny low vocals…sound like a guy singing for the first time.
12. All over the place guitar.
Great stuff. -mph

Track Listing
1.Catatonic State 7.New Position
2.Not Entitled 8.Closing Time Scene
3.Lide Goes On 9.Question Time
4.Young Shavers 10.Cost/Benefit Analysis
5.Valour 11.Election Day
6.The Noose 12.Winston Is A Grass