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Back in 1996, Giant Acapulco was just a group of local musicians who were out to play and have a good time. After a four year run, they spread out to different corners of the state and country, and made plans to reunite each year after that. This time, it's in their hometown on Arcata. Bass player Noah Crowther met guitar player Brian Granfors and drummer Steve Rickel at a house party, 13 years ago. "There was a bunch of equipment set up and...they didn't have a bass player, just a guitar and drums, and I played bass," says Crowther. "I hopped up and just started playing...with Brian and Steve, and we had a blast. We hit it off right away." Crowther then ran into Granfors on the bus to College of the Redwoods, where the bass player attended school for a year, and they started playing music regularly. With the addition of second guitar player Roger Fuerst, they had a full band. From 1996 to 2000, Giant Acapulco, named after the make and model of a pink girl's bicycle that Crowther used to ride around Arcata, played a couple of shows a week, every week, everywhere from the Pin Room to the Jambalaya and Café Tomo. They played house parties and opened up for the Mother Hips on a number of occasions. The band stopped playing when Fuerst moved to Wyoming, Crowther headed for the East Coast, Granfors went south to Santa Cruz and Rickel migrated east to Redding. "It was more just a good time fun thing that we did, that we never really took too serious, so it wasn't even like breaking up," says Crowther. "We remained the closest of friends (and) I think a year or two after that last show that we did, we realized how much we missed it and we started getting together more frequently. "After we had our official last show in 2000, we get together every year, still, and meet up somewhere in the country and go to a recording studio and record like three songs," he continues. "We did Portland, Oregon, a couple of years ago, we recorded in Santa Cruz, last summer, and just this past October, we recorded here in Burlington, Vermont." Enough new material has come out of these annual reunions that Crowther says Giant Acapulco has plans to release a full album next spring. Video of the most recent recording sessions can be found on YouTube, by doing a search for the band's name.

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Artist: Giant Acapulco
Title: Album
Genre: Rock
Release Date: 12/24/2013
Label: CD Baby
Product Type: CD
Catalog #: 5638216900
UPC: 888174439167
Item #: 1071293X
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