THE BOO RADLEYS Released Triumphant Album ‘GIANT STEPS’ 25 Years Ago…

Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…

30 August 2018


Album: GIANT STEPS – third LP

Released: 31 August 1993 – 25 years ago

NME and SELECT named it both ‘album of the year

ALL MUSIC wrote: “Titling an album after John Coltrane’s masterpiece may well seem
the height of pretension, but heck, it never stopped the Replacements from a similar move
vis-a-vis the Beatles. As it is, the title is perfectly justified. Carr, a Coltrane aficionado among many other things, here finally leads his band from the promising to the truly inspired. Carr’s guitar work is much more distinctly his own throughout the album, with often volcanic, inspired soloing adding a huge, echoed sound to many of the songs. A number of guest performers help, notably Steve Kitchen on brass; his trumpet and flugelhorn parts and flourishes add jazzy touches throughout, at times reminiscent of Miles Davis’ work on ‘Sketches of Spain’.”

TURN UP THE VOLUME! says: Giant Steps was/is adventurous,
colorful and multifaceted pop music that will never age.

Album in full…

THE BOO RADLEYS: Website – Discography

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