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Nearly perfect.

Post-apocalyptic dust bowl country & western, if you need a label...Howe Gelb writes (sometimes I'm not sure if they are written, they sound improvised and spontaneous) the most enigmatic words and then sets them to quiet, pretty melodies. His voice is the sound of a well-worn leather whisper. Amazing in every way. Get it!

Up there...

One of Giant Sand's great masterpieces, up there with classics like 'Center of the Universe' and 'Ramp'.
However, where's 'Shrine'?


Formed: 1982 in Tuscon, AZ

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Giant Sand was the primary outlet for the stylistic curveballs and sun-damaged songcraft of Howe Gelb, a Pennsylvania-born singer/guitarist who formed the four-piece Giant Sandworms after relocating to Tuscon, Arizona in the mid-'70s. After releasing the EP Will Wallow and Roam After the Ruin in 1980, Gelb fired everyone but bassist Scott Gerber (although founding guitarist Rainer Ptacek returned to the fold many times in the future) and started over as simply Giant Sand, essentially a one-man band...
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