Selo: Fire Records – FIRECD175. Formato: CD, Album, Remastered. Código de Barras e Outros Identificadores.
RAMP was the second of three stellar albums released by Giant Sand at the beginning of the '90s. It was preceded by SWERVE and followed by CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE. Excellent material and sympathetic, energetic playing unify the trio. Surprises are to be found within almost every song, as well as in the construction of the album as a whole, which follows its own sort of hallucinogenic logic. This album and its two bookends make perfect starting points.
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.
Album · 2011 · 14 Songs. Listen on Apple Music.
Ramp is his true masterpiece. While country-rock has become almost a cliche in recent years, this 1991 recording remains an ageless tribute to how to brilliantly weave banjos and steel guitars along with more traditional instrumentation such as guitar and drums. Victoria Williams contributes on many of these songs, her voice the perfect counterpoint to Gelb's. Pappy Allen also lends his vocal talents to two songs (Welcome to my World & Nowhere).
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