An Eclectic Gastronomy of Sound
An occasional feature showcasing excellent music by little-known artists who (generally) only put out one or two albums.
A mellow melange of mellifluous pop, Give It To Her (2000) by Spain’s Gallygows was the band’s second album. Their only readily available release these days, a debut called Into the Dessert Ice is long out of print and even after years of searching I’ve never found a copy (digital or physical). Their last, Safari (2006), is also pretty rare.
But let’s get back to Give It To Her. Produced by the Posies’ Jon Auer, fans of that band should find a lot to like here. There’s chiming power pop in “Burning at the Stake”, a shimmery dreamscape in “Tone Generator”, and lush synth-enhanced disco-pop in “Roller Disco Combo”. “Live at Budokan” gives a nod to the early Beatles, while a another pair of tracks feature a guest vocalist (Monica Klamburg) and are full of sunny jangle.
Yeah, the album is bit scattered in style, but charm, sincerity, and an overarching gift for melody make this forgotten album by Gallygows worthy of reassessment. Or discovery for the first time.