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Chris and Tad

Reviews Maxwell's 9/7/01

The Giraffes
Chris and Tad


*Initially started as a "challenge band", where as each band member was allowed to make only one trip to the car for equipment...all you could carry in one trip was what you had to play simultaneously....So as history goes, Chris made the trip with a guitar, an amp and a keyboard = Chris plays Guitar and keyboard at the same time, sometimes playing the keyboard with a guitar pick or the headstock of the guitar. Tad got the job of hauling the Drum kit...how can you make one trip with a full kit you ask?....get a children's set with a 15" bass drum, 1 cymbal, a 7" snare and 2 tiny, tiny toms = also know as the "children's set"

The Chris and Tad story goes like this...

Chris was little.
Tad was little.
Chris grew up.
Tad grew up.
Chris saw Tad in The Young Fresh Fellows.
Chris learned from Tad how to rok.
Chris played in The Presidents.
Chris quit The Presidents.
Tad said that they should get together and not do anything they didn't want to do.
Chris thought that sounded like a good time.
Chris and Tad played shows and made funny.
Chris plays the organ and guitar at the same time.
Tad plays drums that are tiny and makes them sound big.
Chris and Tad play live and folks jiggle with laughter.
Chris decides that he wants to be in a different band,
and so with the idea that they wouldn't do any thing they didn't want to do,
Chris turns The Giraffes (his recording project), into a live band.
With limited time on their hands and with Tads career as a top notch graphic illustrator and sublime
comic-genius-artist-painter man on the rise, they stop playing live.
But in the mean time they managed to make a chart busting hit record called "Hand Me That Door".
They are very proud of its vacuous smile factory like character, and... they know you will enjoy it....

Track Listing and Samples Courtesy of Orange Recordings.  Click here to buy it, tell Ron we sent you!!!

Hand me That Door - by Chris and Tad
1. Shelby Jenkins
2. Jilted on The Tarmac
3. I Made Up My Mind
4. Film Party
5. Radio Control
6. Sunshine Pig
7. Bread n' Butter
8. Bookstore
9. I Got The Bloo
10. Hand Me That Door
11. PNW Bloo
12. Sandra in Short Pants
13. Town and Country
14. Dead

Full Review of the CD by our own Mike Lyon.

A review of a Chris and Tad show by Q.


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