I was stunned to discover I own four albums by The Liquor Giants.
I’m guessing most were picked up cheap at the regular Rubber Records sales I attended.
The problem is I can’t distinguish one album from the others. Hopefully this review process will shed some light.
The LGs are/were purveyors of 60s-style pop of a similar ilk to the work of local band Icecream Hands (click on that link to see further name-dropping comparisons – the easy out of a lazy reviewer such as I).
The main man Ward Dotson (a veteran of several much-praised acts) has a thoroughly well-suited voice for the genre, and this album is a strong collection of tracks. The production values are excellent and each track is punchy and clean.
The songs are typically upbeat and positive without being cloyingly happy. There isn’t really a standout track. I love the interplay between keys and guitar on Just Might Cry. And I find it hard to avoid singing along to the refrain from (Wanna) Get Drunk With You.
I am startled how little there is to fins from and about these guys on the World Wide Intertubes. Ward Dotson seems to have disappeared – anyone got some insight?
Note: this album was called ‘You’re Always Welcome’ in the US – I guess they didn’t think the irony would work…
File under: Quenching a thirst