“88 Fingers Louie (named after a shady piano salesman from the Flintstones cartoon) got their official start in 1993, where they quickly started writing, playing shows and released three 7” records during their first year as a band. The band’s sound was unique and a combination of all the things they loved about punk rock, drawing influences from 80’s California punk, east coast hardcore as well as midwestern hometown heroes The Bollweevils, Naked Raygun and Pegboy.”
A Giant Dog is raucous ear candy culled from the hook-driven melodies of Slade, the glammy swagger of Marc Bolan, the morbid fantasy of Killer-era Alice Cooper, and the unpredictable wit of Sparks. These songs are by, for, and about the losers, freaks, and outcasts. The lonely. The terminally horny. Boozehounds and party animals.