Blue Giant / Blue Giant
Album: Blue Giant   Collection:General
Artist:Blue Giant   Added:Aug 2010
Label:Vanguard Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2010-11-21 Pull Date: 2011-01-23
Week Ending: Jan 23 Jan 16 Jan 9 Jan 2 Dec 12 Dec 5 Nov 28
Airplays: 1 1 2 2 3 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. May 05, 2011: Daydream Disaster
Blue Sunshine
4. Jan 20, 2011: Daydream Disaster
Clean The Clock
2. Apr 09, 2011: Everyday Commotion
Blue Sunshine
5. Jan 13, 2011: Daydream Disaster
Lonely Girl
3. Mar 18, 2011: The Songsmith Show
Blue Sunshine
6. Jan 07, 2011: Everyday Commotion
Run Rabbit Run

Album Review
MC Dizzy Jackson
Reviewed 2010-11-11
This is the full length album of the Target Heart EP (in our library). Lots of stylings here like folk, blues, rock, country and alt-country. Nice use of harmonica and slide guitar. Both male and female vocals. Think Old ’97’s, Simon & Garfunkel, or a bit of Uncle Tupelo. [Songs 1, 2, 4, 5 and 9 are from the Target Heart EP and are Alan Joyce’s reviews]. No FCC’s.

*My Favorites*: 2, 8, 10.

1. (4:02) Mid / Fast. Twangy guitar interacts with dreamy male / female vocals. Waxes upbeat as it progresses.
2. *(3:07) Mid / Fast. Oh yeah! Energetic strumming leads into electric guitar with catchy vocal harmonies. Joined by a harmonica and clapping. What’s not to love?
3. (2:15) Mid / Fast. Right out the gate, a real foot-stomper with prominent guitar / drums. Guitar soloing and a vocal style similar to, maybe, Old 97’s.
4. (2:57) Mid. Gentle, melodic female vocals over a mid-perky beat.
5. (2:58) Slow / Mid. Plodding and mid / slow. Way too many obvious repetitions of “you keep shooting at my target heart.” It gets annoying by the end.
6. (4:20) Mid. Acoustic guitar and chorus intro leads into full band. Lyric delivery mimics guitar strumming. Interlude of guitar and female vocal. Ends with dreaminess.
7. (4:47) Mid. Marching band drumbeat with stony vocal delivery. Loud and rocking passages with some lead guitar work.
8. *(2:31) Mid / Fast. Cool banjo and backing vocals. Nice slide guitar and harmonica. A real upbeat number.
9. (2:56) Slow / Mid. Classic mid / slow break-up song with harmonious male / female vocals.
10. *(3:25) Mid / Fast. Fairly bluesy song with a rocking presence. Kind of a filler tune, though fairly well done. Gets fast at the end with some guitar feedback.
11. (3:52) Mid. Folksy tune, a la Simon & Garfunkel, almost a rip-off, but well done.
12. (4:01) Slow. A little bit country, with female vocal. Dreamy, with lots of space. Guitar and drums predominate.

Track Listing
1. Clean The Clock   7. Go On
2. Blue Sunshine   8. Run Rabbit Run
3. Wesley   9. Gone For Good (With Corin Tucker)
4. Lonely Girl   10. The Game
5. Target Heart   11. The Void Above The Sky
6. When Will The Sun Shine?   12. Reasons To Cry