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Giuffria Reunion?

Posted on Wednesday, February 27, 2008 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments19 Comments
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Does anyone here remember Giuffria? My friend Gerry Gittelson just sent a tip into the Bring Back Glam! newsroom saying the band is going to reunite. Apparently Gerry spoke with Giuffria drummer Alan Krigger, confirming the reunion.

Gregg Giuffria formed the band bearing his name  in the 1980s. He teamed up with singer David Glen Eisley, guitarist Craig Goldy, drummer Alan Krigger and bassist Chuck Wright. Goldy and Wright were replaced after the band's first album but my guess is a "reunion" means all original members.

The band released a self-titled debut in 1984 and had a minor hit with "Call to the Heart."


The twist here is this: I am sure everyone is thinking Giuffria is reuniting for Rocklahoma. If you are familiar with the band, you know Greg Giuffria also formed House of Lords - another band strongly rumored to be playing a stage at Rocklahoma. Here is my theory: House of Lords will play the mainstage and Giuffria will play a side stage. In some ways this is two bands for the price of one.

What do you think of a possible Giuffria reunion?

While you ponder that question for the ages, here are some obligatory video clips. Here's Giuffria performing "Call to the Heart."



Here's House of Lords "What"s Forever For"



One more question: which is the better band? I prefer House of Lords.


Reader Comments (19)

Yeah, my first thought was 'what does this reunion do to House of Lords' ?

I think every man and his dog is reuniting for Rocklahoma, and what they lack, and they didn't lack last year, was some big names to hold it all together.
February 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChristian Graus
I agree with you Allyson..I liked House Of Lords better too..Did you ever hear Gregg's first band Angel?,,awesome band too..Take care! =)
February 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJoe
house of lords. christian, how can you say they lack anything when the lineup hasn't even been released? be prepared to be surprised next week. i can't wait for the summer to come.
February 27, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterdon
i meant rocklahoma by the way.
February 27, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterdon
Don't mean to sound too pessimistic, but...

Krokus? Vixen? Now, Giuffria?...Yawn!
February 27, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterfletch
WHAT¡¡¡¡¡ GIUFFRIA OH MY GOD I CANT BELIVE IT NOW I CAN EXPECT ANYTHING WHATS NEXT HURRICANE,CATS N BOOTS,FEME FATALE,COLD SWEAT.TANGIER
February 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterALEXX
how do you pronounce Giuffria ?
February 27, 2008 | Unregistered Commentergypsyscarred
Alex,

You are kidding....right?????

fletch
February 27, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterfletch
I believe it's pronounced G-Uh-free-uh gypsyscarred....
February 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGary
Giuffria / House of Lords was basically the same band IMO. The former just morphed into the latter. I liked them both, and still do. BTW, the picture at the top of the post is Angel. Greg Giuffria's previous band.
February 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRockhead
I like both groups, but I think House of Lords is a little better, and a little more Hard Rock, where Giuffria is a little more on the AOR side.

House of Lords has already confirmed that they will be at Rocklahoma a while ago.
you guys kill me. am i overwhelmed at who has been "verified" for rocklahoma yet? no. but the official lineup has not been released. is this rocket science? based on what you know now, which is not much, you want to talk like it won't be any good. wait until next week and after the lineup is released then make your opinion. based upon that, if you don't like it stay home. it's that simple. just don't bag on something when you don't even know who will be there. it's just like maxim magazine. they "reviewed" the new black crowes cd even though they NEVER HEARD THE CD. since advance copies were not being made available maxim still wanted to review it in their next issue instead of waiting until it came out. so they reviewed what they thought it would sound like and gave it 2 1/2 stars. some of you are reviewing the rocklahoma lineup and it isn't out yet. i just don't get it.
February 27, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterdon
I like Giuffria, but I am a bigger House Of Lords fan!
February 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenteraXe mAn
LOL @ Maxim reviewing a CD that they haven't heard. Man, they must have really hated Tesla for only giving them 2.5 stars!

As for Rocklahoma, I'm not too concerned about who will or won't be there...it's too far for me to travel. If they had something a little closer to me, I would pay more attention to it. For now, I'll be happy seeing Van Halen (next week!), Jackyl, Airbourne, and Endeverafter.
February 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJT
don - the point is simply that THE LINEUP IS NOT OUT YET. Bloody hell, it's nearly March. Do you think the reason they keep moving the lineup annoucement is that it's SO killer they want to keep it to themselves ? Do you think they released Vixen b/c they think that will sell more tickets than Iron Maiden ? No.

For the record, I have VIP seats, I am going. But, I am concerned about if there will be one next year, the lineup so far makes me think, probably not.

I hope I am wrong. Perhaps they will get some big bands in by next week. But, I am sure they have held off the announcing because they are trying to secure someone big, and failing so far.
February 28, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChristian Graus
first, it was the black crowes not tesla. second, you are deluding yourself if you think they can have a set lineup 6 months or more out. as it is it will be 5 months and i'm sure there will be some changes. illnesses, bandmates not getting along, etc. however i believe that next week i will be very happy with the lineup. if someone elses version is they HAVE to have Van Halen, Motley Crue, Judas Priest and Iron Maiden, etc then they won't be happy. you can't please everybody. there will be a rock 09 as well. these guys are following the business model they set for country fever and it is still doing fine. will rocklahoma be there in 5 years? whose to say? but for the next few years they will and i can handle that.
February 28, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterdon
THATS A PIC OF ANGEL
February 28, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterdr. loveless
don, following the country festival? there's there mistake #1. ROCK and country are totally different animals. also their country festival loses money every year. They sold 6 thousand tickets last year to country fever !! how is that doing fine ?? ....

and people DID have a reason to worry !! the lineup is not what people expected !

misteke #2. Don't announce on the mic at ROK 07, possible bands for next year, def leppard, judas priest, iron maiden, scorpions, without having researched how much the bands even cost.

mistake #3.
don't let eddie trunk, tracci guns, chip and chad influence your lineup ! as your freaking FANS who they want to see... they're the ones paying !!

mistake#4.
Don't tell people there were 35 thousand people there each day, when there were in reality, 16 thousand people there on your best day. Cause then bands say, oh, by that calculation, you made 5 million dollars off the ticket sales alone. So you can afford to pay my band XXX dollars.

mistake #5.
Don't ignore your fans ! ask for their input !

mistake #6.
Don't fire the people that made last year a success.

mistake #7.

don't hang up the phone on bands you call to play your festival, word spreads around fast !!! and don't ask your main stage acts to play for free or $1000 , that is an insult, and you can rest assure, next year, they'll jack up their prices higher, cause of that attitude ! You are not doing them a favor , the 5 grand they make on that weekend won't change their lives !! they are doing YOU a favor for playing your festival.

Mistake #6.
side stages. have they even started to think, where those bands will take showers ? change ? ... that's 3X the number of bands !
there were only 2 showers backstage, that only the 2 headling acts of each night could use !! dressing rooms were a joke. sofas with pee stains on them, in a tralor, no tables, no mirrors , they had to run out and buy cheap walmart mirrors in the middle of the day.no bathrooms backstages. Artists using porta potties ? c'mon ... that's bad !

mistake #7.
shitty lineup so far !! no name bands ... no shit wonders fill out most of the day !


March 8, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermad
Greg Guiffria on the road with Giuffria? Let me know where and when
September 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCD

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