One of the craziest Giant characters has to be Jaco. There was a period where he was started coming not only to play but to just hang out too.
For those who dont know him..Jaco Pastroius is called one of the greatest bass players who ever lived..but whether he was or not he was definatly somewhat of a madman at times. When he wasnt drinking or drugging he seemed somewhat normal.
I remember him coming into the studio once..he was wasted out of his mind. HIs face was painted in war paint and he looked like he hadnt bathed in a week. He had duck tape wrapped around each of his joints..so wrists, elbows ankles and knees.
Jaco had an apartment in the village and the windows of it eventually were busted out and he had all these homeless people living in his house with him. Jaco loved the street and street people.
He died in the late 80's after getting in an argument with a bouncer in Florida (his home state) and was beaten to death.
Someone with a better memory has to tell the story of him set up to play at CBGB's at the Dreaded Eddie benifit.