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Giant Sand - Giant Sandwich flac album
  • Performer Giant Sand
  • Title Giant Sandwich
  • Date of release 1991
  • Country US
  • Style Indie Rock, Country Rock
  • Other formats AHX VOX ASF AU MP3 MP2 MP1
  • Genre Rock
  • Size MP3 1131 mb
  • Size FLAC 1686 mb
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 956

Giant Sand (also currently recording as Giant Giant Sand) is an American band from Tucson, Arizona. Its most constant member is singer-songwriter Howe Gelb. The group started as Giant Sandworms in the late 1970s post-punk and paisley underground scenes. They later shortened their name and developed an idiosyncratic sound rooted in alternative country but touching on a wide range of other styles and featuring Gelb's beatnik-influenced vocals and songwriting.

Hard Man To Get To Know. Bass – Scott Drums – Tom Guitar – Paula Vocals, Guitar, Piano – Howe. Black Venetian Blind (Book II). Bass – Scott Drums – Iain Guitar – Paula Vocals, Guitar – Howe. Code Of The Road" - From the first album ever Blacky Ranchette.

Giant Sand returns to the Valley of Rain: M Ward, Steve Wynn and more pays their tribute. Listen to the new Giant Sand album exclusively on TIDAL. May 21 at 7:51pm ·. GIANT SAND - Tumble and Tear. first video comin’ your way from the forthcoming new album RETURNS TO VALLEY OF RAIN. May 16 at 12:13am ·. the road ahead JUNE 2. 563 Views.

By 1994, Giant Sand had a strong following in Europe, playing to crowds of several hundred at a time, but they were still relegated to obscurity in America. Devotees included rock critics and fellow musicians, and the band was attracting a reputation for their free-form stage shows that resemble communal acid trips more than concerts, according to Nisid Hajari in Entertainment Weekly. Giant Sandwich, Homestead, 1989.

Information on Giant Sand.

This Giant Sand discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Giant Sand albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Giant Sand singles, EPs, or compilations, though Howie Gelb & co have certainly put out some diverse recordings over the years.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Giant Sand Wishing Well
Bass [B.] – Scott*Drums [D.] – Tom*Vocals [V.], Guitar [G.] – Howe*
4:05
2 Giant Sand Tumble & Tear
Bass [B.] – Scott*Drums [D.] – Winston*Vocals [V.], Guitar [G.] – Howe*
3:20
3 Giant Sand Reptillian
Bass [B.] – Scott*Drums [D.] – Iain*Guitar [G.] – Paula*Vocals [V.], Guitar [G.], Backing Vocals [BV.] – Howe*
3:30
4 Giant Sand Hard Man To Get To Know
Bass [B.] – Scott*Drums [D.] – Tom*Guitar [G.] – Paula*Vocals [V.], Guitar [G.], Piano [P.] – Howe*
6:20
5 Giant Sand Black Venetian Blind (Book II)
Bass [B.] – Scott*Drums [D.] – Iain*Guitar [G.] – Paula*Vocals [V.], Guitar [G.] – Howe*
4:04
6 Giant Sand Thin Line Man
Bass [B.] – Scott*Drums [D.] – Tom*Guitar [G.], Backing Vocals [BV.] – Paula*Vocals [V.], Guitar [G.] – Howe*
7:30
7 Giant Sand Artists
Bass [B.] – Scott*Drums [D.] – Tom*Vocals [V.], Guitar [G.], Piano [P.] – Howe*
4:45
8 Giant Sand What You Hate
Bass [B.] – Scott*Drums [D.] – Iain*Guitar [G.] – Paula*Vocals [V.], Guitar [G.] – Howe*
3:30
9 Giant Sand October Anywhere
Bass [B.] – Scott*Drums [D.] – Winston*Vocals [V.], Guitar [G.] – Howe*
5:04
10 Giant Sand Black Venetian Blind (Page I)
Bass [B.] – Scott*Drums [D.] – Tom*Vocals [V.], Guitar [G.] – Howe*
1:11
11 The Band Of Blacky Ranchette Code Of The Road
Bass [B.] – Jack*Drums [D.] – Tom*Slide Guitar [G. (Slide)] – RainerVocals [V.], Guitar [G.] – Howe*
5:18
12 The Band Of Blacky Ranchette Underground Train
Bass [B.] – Jack*Drums [D.] – Tom*Slide Guitar [G. (Slide)] – RainerSteel Guitar [PS.] – Neil*Vocals [V.], Guitar [G.], Piano [P.] – Howe*
4:48
13 The Band Of Blacky Ranchette Spinning Room Waltz
Bass [B.] – Jack*Drum Machine – Steve*Resonator Guitar [Dobros] – RainerRototoms [Roto-Toms] – Van*Vocals [V.], Guitar [G.] – Howe*
3:30
14 The Band Of Blacky Ranchette Accordian To Howe
Accordion [A.] – Howe*
1:09
15 The Band Of Blacky Ranchette Bad Lands
Bass [B.] – Jack*Drums [D.] – Tom*Slide Guitar [Slide] – RainerSteel Guitar [PS.] – Neil*Strings [String Parts], Backing Vocals [BV.] – Eric*Violin [Violins] – Bridget*Vocals [V.], Guitar [G.], Piano [P.] – Howe*
4:05
16 The Band Of Blacky Ranchette Up On The Hill
Bass – Jack*Drums [D.] – Tom*Slide Guitar [Slider] – RainerVocals [V.], Guitar [G.] – Howe*
3:40
17 The Band Of Blacky Ranchette Heartland
Drums [D.] – Tom*Piano [Uncredited], Arranged By [String Arr.] – Eric*Slide Guitar [Slide] – RainerSteel Guitar [Pedal Steel] – Neil*Violin [Violins] – Bridget*Vocals [V.], Guitar [G.] – Howe*
4:11

Companies, etc.

  • Distributed By – EFA – EFA 06176-26
  • Manufactured By – CDT Berlin
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Houses In Motion
  • Copyright (c) – Amazing Black Sand
  • Copyright (c) – Bug Music
  • Published By – Amazing Black Sand
  • Published By – Bug Music
  • Recorded At – Control Center
  • Recorded At – Mad Dog Studios
  • Recorded At – Sound Factory, Tucson, AZ
  • Recorded At – Baby'O Recorders
  • Recorded At – West 3 Studios

Credits

  • Band [Giant Sand] – Iain Shedden, Paula J. Brown, Scott Garber, Winston Watson
  • Band [Giant Sand], Band [The Band Of... Blacky Ranchette] – Eric Westfall, Howe Gelb, Tom Larkins
  • Band [The Band Of... Blacky Ranchette] – Bridget Keating, Jack Martinez*, Neil Harry, Van Christian
  • Engineer – Eric Westfall
  • Engineer [Other Engineers] – Rick Novak, Steve English
  • Producer – Howe Gelb
  • Producer, Co-producer – Eric Westfall
  • Songwriter – Howe Gelb

Notes

Featuring 7 non-LP Band Of Blacky Ranchette tracks. Included are songs from Giant Sand's 1st & 2nd LP, Valley Of Rain and Ballad Of A Thin Line Man ...and songs from the first LP by The Band Of Blacky Ranchette, as well as the second one by Blacky, Heartland.

"Wishing Well" - Recorded in the big room during the Thin Line Man session. Live. Was only released on a Bucketfull Of Brains flexi from a rough cassette mix. Baby-O studio, Hollywood. 1986, I think...
"Tumble & Tear" - Almost live to 8-trk... from the Valley Of Rain L.P... a song about an accident that happened way later in Georgia. Control Center studio, Hollywood, 1984.
"Reptillian" - If Repunzal (?) landed in Tucson, this would be her story. Done live in a London studio with backing vocals and second guitar added much later at the Control studio. London 1986, West-3 studio.
"Hard Man To Get To Know" - Re-mixed version from Thin Line Man night. Piano added in Reno... otherwise, live with previously cut guitar solo banter left in this time. Baby-O, 1986. This is probably for Hector.
"Black Venetian Blind (Book II)" - The soul version. It desperately needed girl singers. Oh well. I hear them anyway. Live, London, West-3, 1986.
"Thin Line Man" - Re-mixed version. We intended it to last a whole side... just like the double albums of the seventies with all those introspective studio shots on the inner fold. In fact the whole Thin Line Man session was an exorcism of the seventies. Baby-O 1986, Hollywood, live.
"Artists" - Done way back before Valley Of Rain in Tucson to 8-trk. Later, bass and snare added. I still like this one alot, but i forget how to play it. Tucson, Sound Factory studio, 1983-4.
"What You Hate" - Same trip as the other two London tracks. A reckless jab at self inflicted stab... maybe. London, live, West-3. '86.
"October Anywhere" - I love this take. i forget this one too. Valley Of Rain session. Control Center, Hollywood, 1984 or 5. This was for Billy.
"Black Venetian Blind (Page I)" - A glimpse at the original, '85. Mad Dog studio, Venice, CA, live (If you tune the high 'E' string way loose and yank it just so... it talks at ya).
"Code Of The Road" - From the first album ever. The Band Of ... Blacky Ranchette. Very live, C.C. 1983.
"Underground Train" - A look at the underground R. R. out of Tucson... sneaking in from down below. Sanctuary. Mad Dog, 24-trk. 1986.
"Spinning Room Waltz" - Originally from a cassette way back before anything. This thing actually gave birth to Blacky. Sound Factory, Tucson, 8-trk. 1982 or 3.
"Accordian To Howe" - I meant to call it anything else but forgot.
"Bad Lands" - Sometime kids end up missing. Bones found in the desert. Sometimes their pictures are plastered around town on big bill boards. Ugly... hideous... Mad Dog, Venice. Nowhere near live, 1986.
"Up On The Hill" - From the 1st Blacky L.P. The master tapes were stolen on our first night in L.A. back in '85... This was (like the whole record) the weird rough mix on 71/2 inch per sec. reel. Lovely, eh? Control Center, live, Hollywood. 1984 or 3.
"Heartland" - We re-did this one from the first Blacky L.P. Wonderfully overdone. I wish I could sing it over. Mad Dog, Venice... 1986.

Tracks 1 to 10 Giant Sand. Tracks 11 to 17 The Band Of Blacky Ranchette
Tracks 2, 7 and 9 from "Valley Of Rain"
Track 10 edited version from "Valley Of Rain"
Tracks 4 and 6 remixed versions from "Ballad Of A Thin Line Man"
Tracks 11, 13 and 16 from "The Band Of Blacky Ranchette"
Tracks 12, 15 and 17 from "Heartland"

Backing vocals on track 12 are credited to "Massive Gathering"

(C) 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986
Amazing Black Sand Music, BMI, admin. by Bug Music

(P) 1991 by Houses In Motion
Made in W. Germany.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 0 718750 617620
  • Barcode (Abridged): 0718750617620
  • Matrix / Runout: CDT-BERLIN EFA 06176 01
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Rights Society (Publisher): BMI
  • Label Code: LC 7105

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
HMS 134-1 Giant Sand Giant Sandwich ‎(LP, Comp) Homestead Records HMS 134-1 US 1989
HMS134-2 Giant Sand Giant Sandwich ‎(CD, Comp) Homestead Records HMS134-2 US 1991
Goes On 33 Giant Sand Giant Sandwich ‎(2xLP, Comp, TP) What Goes On Records Goes On 33 UK 1991
HMS 134-4 Giant Sand Giant Sandwich ‎(Cass, Comp) Homestead Records HMS 134-4 US 1989
GOES ON 33 Giant Sand Giant Sandwich ‎(2xLP, Comp) What Goes On Records GOES ON 33 UK 1991