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GIANT SAND

COVER MAGAZINE (FIRE RECORDS)

GIANT SAND - COVER MAGAZINE 45543
format:
1 CD
release:
09.12.2011
label:
FIRE RECORDS
item ID:
45543
barcode:
0809236118028
2002's "Cover Magazine" is a much less cryptic, typically literal title for one of Giant Sand's lighter alternative offerings.

A collection of covers which says as much about Howe Gelb's personal musical taste as it does the friends he has made on his musical journey.

Being in the fortunate position of looking back on Giant Sand's output with the 25th Anniversary reissue series, we are able to see the influences which have shaped the existence of the band at each turn and chapter.

Neil Young, Johnny Cash, Nick Cave and of course Rainer Ptacek have all made an impression and the tables are turned as Giant Sand give thanks with renditions of Young's' Out on The Weekend', Cash's 'm leaving now' and Rainer's touching "The Inner Flame'.

More contemporary takes on PJ Harvey and Goldfrapp show Giant Sand are forever keen and willing to listen.

With Giant Sand's clattering percussion and Howe's meandering vocals, nothing should be assumed before listening.

Each track is taken from a new (alternative, strange, weird, interesting, unexpected, intriguing) angle, so surprises are aplenty.

A Black Sabbath lounge ballad anyone? Songwriters 1 - Marty Robbins/Neil Young 2 - Doe/Cervenka 3 - Iomi/Ward/Butler/Osborne 4 - Goldfrapp/Gregory 5 & 13 - Sonny Bono 6 - P J Harvey 7 - Johnny Cash/Bart Howan 8 - Nick Cave 9 - Roger Miller 10 - Johnny Cash 12 - Rainer Ptacek //
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. EL PASO / OUT ON THE WEEKEND
  • 1.2. JOHNNY HIT AND RUN PAULINE
  • 1.3. IRON MAN
  • 1.4. HUMAN / LOVELY HEAD
  • 1.5. THE BEAT GOES ON
  • 1.6. PLANTS AND RAGS
  • 1.7. WAYFARING STRANGER / FLY ME TO THE
  • 1.8. RED RIGHT HAND
  • 1.9. KING OF THE ROAD
  • 1.10. I'M LEAVING NOW
  • 1.11. BLUE MARBLE GIRL - HOWE GELB
  • 1.12. THE INNER FLAME
  • 1.13. THE BEAT GOES ON (ALTERNATIVE)
  • 1.14. SUMMERTIME [BONUS TRACK]
  • 1.15. THE PILGRIM (CHAPTER 33) [BONUS TRA