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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Parking Lot Wonders - Geggy Tah - Grand Opening (1994)



Eons ago, before all the great record stores became extinct, they used to hold bi-yearly parking lot sales where CD's could be purchased for as little as 10 cents apiece.   I would stand out in the hot sun and pluck economically auditory gold from acres of cardboard boxes until my back gave out.  Many times I walked away with 1,000 plus CD's and CD singles.  Oh glorious rapture!  Those days, alas, are gone, but I still have my blessed collection.  
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 Geggy Tah - Grand Opening (1994)

This was their debut album.  Geggy Tah's music - for me - is headphone music. To really appreciate it, a little more concentration is needed than to just have it on in the background and have the songs jump out at you. Nice stuff.

01 Geggy Tah - Last Word (The One for Her)
02 Geggy Tah - Go
03 Geggy Tah - L.A. Lujah
04 Geggy Tah - Giddy Up
05 Geggy Tah - P. Sluff
06 Geggy Tah - Tucked In
07 Geggy Tah - Fasterthan....
08 Geggy Tah - Who's in a Hurry¨
09 Geggy Tah - Intro
10 Geggy Tah - Ovary Z's
11 Geggy Tah - Bomb Fishing
12 Geggy Tah - Crack of Dawn
13 Geggy Tah - (Ghost of P. Sluff)
14 Geggy Tah - Welcome into the World (Birthday Song)
15 Geggy Tah - [Untitled]

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Although it may take the average fan a few listens to fully appreciate Geggy Tah's 1994 debut Grand Opening, it's undeniable that the duo (Greg Kurstin and Tommy Jordan) are writing very original rock. The only problem is that some of songs aren't as focused as others, which isn't uncommon on a group's debut recording. Sounding like a cross between Adrian Belew, Talking Heads, and modern day experimentalists They Might Be Giants, Geggy Tah also adds their original sound (and peculiar humor) into the mix as well. Standout cuts include the soothing organ groove of "Giddy Up" (which does indeed contain some rather giddy vocals at the end), the stiff and freaky funk of "P. Sluff," and the slow-as-molasses rock & roll number "Who's In a Hurry?" (picture the Red Hot Chili Peppers on sedatives). Renowned Beastie Boys producer Mario Caldato Jr. also added a slight hip-hop edge at times. Geggy Tah may be onto a completely original musical form, but they still need refine it a bit more before it becomes fully realized.  

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Geggy Tah is a band initially composed of writer/singer Tommy Jordan and keyboard/guitarist Greg Kurstin. Each of them has a younger sister who was unable to pronounce her brother's name when very young; "Geggy" and "Tah" were the baby girls' mispronunciations of their brothers' names.
Their first release, Grand Opening, appeared in 1994 on David Byrne's label Luaka Bop. For their 1996 release Sacred Cow, they added drummer Daren Hahn to the lineup. Also on Luaka Bop, the album spawned the hit single "Whoever You Are" which peaked at #16 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart (the song would also appear in a Mercedes-Benz commercial circa 2001). Both albums were produced by Susan Rogers whose credits also include Prince, The Jacksons, David Byrne, Barenaked Ladies and Edie Brickell, and featured Rogers's dog, Gina, on their covers.
In 1999, the band announced a new album entitled Music Inspired by the Fragrance, and released two songs ("Space Heater" and "Sweat") on the web in mp3 format. However, in part because of Luaka Bop's move from Warner Bros. to Virgin Records, the album went unreleased until 2001, by which point it had acquired a new title: Into the Oh. Into the Oh was released on Luaka Bop / Virgin with new band members including Los Angeles session percussionist and composer "Lavey" Bruce Millstein.
In 2000, Tommy Jordan played the steel drums track for Jack Johnson's song "Flake" on Brushfire Fairytales.
In 2006, Kurstin formed a new band, The Bird and the Bee. In 2010, Kurstin was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Producer, Non-Classical division for his work on Lily Allen's It's Not Me, It's You
 

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