Funny how such a great record from such a crucial era can go virtually unheralded for all these years. Even in powerpop/KBD corners Mentor, OH's Wild Giraffes have flown under the radar all this time, as has this record. Granted, Right Now saw the light of day on the local indie imprint Neck Records (possibly the band's in-house label), but nonetheless, far scarcer records have enjoyed more visible reputations, albeit posthumously I should add. Hovering somewhere between a more advanced Flamin' Groovies and Cheap Trick, Wild Giraffe's rootsy undercurrents rubbed elbows with faint, post-punk chord wrangling a la Roger Miller of Mission of Burma. If the Figgs had started their career, say a decade early, they would probably have approximated a solid cross section of this album's content, which by the way hosts no less than three classic covers: "Good Times" (Easybeats), "Burning Love" (popularized by Elvis), and "Move It On Over" (Del Shannon). isksp blog is hosting a Wild Giraffes single from 1978, "Ensemble and Majorettes," which is just as stimulating as Right Now, and worth significantly more money from what I understand.
01. Right Now 02. Good Times 03. In and Out 04. The Real Things 05. I Got You 06. Burning Love 07. I Can't Make It 08. She Do Rock 09. Weather Girl 10. I Don't Know About You 11. We'll Never Know 12. Move it on Over