Patrick's little friends
From: Patrick Little Date: Fri, 14 Jun 1996 09:42:26 -0400 (EDT)
Before hearing GG, I had read their listing in my trusty handbook [Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock] many a times, and can still recite the description..."the dissonance of Bartok within rock dynamics" [sic]. So finally, about five years ago, I'm tape shopping (hadn't made the cd plunge yet), and see Gentle Giant in the racks of Record Town or Coconuts or something cheesy like that.
Capitol cassette of The Power and the Glory.
"No guys, it's s'pose to be cool, let's put it in." (ME)
"You may not haaave..." (DEREK)
"Oh my God this is weird." (FRIEND)
"Is it dance music?" (FRIEND2)
"It's so...QUIRKY!!!!" (ME)
"Holy sh*t... that's pretty heavy..." (ME)
"TURN THIS OFF!!!" (FRIENDS)
This rest is history... I have no friends.