GIANT HAYSTACKS: How We Lost the War: 7” EP

Oct 16, 2008

Sounds like a mod version of The Punch Line era Minutemen, which doesn’t make a hell of a lot of sense to me, though i guess this is not the gravest crisis of faith ever brought upon me by the postmodernist era. Might be the crude, early baby steps of a band that grows to do things of substantial tremendousness in the future; might be the only tolerable record by a band that later becomes an aggravating pack of pretentious, overexposed weenies. Only time will tell, but they’re sure not winning any friends by adorning their front cover with a photo of a row of airport lobby seats – possibly the one image guaranteed to cause a Pavlovian homicidal reaction in everyone who comes across it. BEST SONG: “How We Lost the War” BEST SONG TITLE: “The Pigs vs. The Kids” FANTASTIC AMAZING TRIVIA FACT: Band makes no mention whatsoever of ‘70s wrestler Haystacks Calhoun, even though, tipping the scales at 500 pounds or so, one cannot help but view him as the only appropriate choice for band mascot.

 –norb (Giant Haystacks)