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Giant Sand

Giant Sand
Formed: 1982 in Tuscon, AZ
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Genre: Country
Group Members: Rainer Ptacek, Paula Jean Brown, Joey Burns, Chris Cacavas, John Convertino, Howe Gelb, Tom Larkins, Scott Gerber, Neil Harry
Biography: 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 Tucson, Arizona in the mid-'70s. After releasing the EP Will Wallow and Roam After the Ruin in 1980, ...Read full biography
The Love Songs
Released: 1988
Label: Fire Records
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On 1988's The Love Songs, Howe Gelb and his ever evolving Giant Sand had all but perfected his trademark brand of exciting, unpredictable, shambolic, fractured roots rock. The band was comprised of Gelb ...Read full review
Is All Over the Map
Released: 2004
Label: Thrill Jockey
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It was four years since the last album from Giant Sand (Cover Magazine doesn't really count), and Howe Gelb is still making albums to please himself. Which is as it should be, since no one makes records ...Read full review