Giant Sand

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.
Members have included keyboardist Chris Cacavas, bassist Paula Jean Brown, Mark Walton, drummer Tom Larkins. and Iain Shedden, drummer with Australian band The Saints. For a long while the band's rhythm section consisted of John Convertino and Joey Burns. In the early 2000s Howe Gelb reinvented the band again - this time with players from Denmark.
Guest artists over the last 3 decades have included Victoria Williams, Neko Case, Juliana Hatfield, PJ Harvey, Vic Chesnutt, Steve Wynn, Vicki Peterson, Rainer Ptacek, M. Ward, Isobel Campbell, nearly all members of the band Poi Dog Pondering, and Indiosa Patsy Jean.

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Top SongsAlbum
Not the End of the WorldReturn to Tucson4:37
High Lonesome CurlPurge & Slouch (25th Anniversary Edition)3:27
Water Fuels the Fire (Bonus Track)Glum (Expanded Edition)5:02
RagIs All Over the Map (25th Anniversary Edition)1:13
Opus / Solomon's Ride / Opus (Live)Goods & Services [Live] (25th Anniversary Edition)10:42
Sonic Drive InCenter of the Universe (25th Anniversary Edition)1:42
ErosionBlurry Blue Mountain (Special Edition)3:10
OvertureChore of Enchantment (25th Anniversary Edition)0:48
Belly Full Of FireProvisions4:41
X-Tra WideChore of Enchantment (25th Anniversary Edition)3:27
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