Recounting The Ballads Of Thin Line Men
the seminal alt-country band revisit their 1986 sophomore, completely re-recording it and injecting a level of polish and perspective that only the experience of 30 years can achieve.
All these years on, the latest incarnation of Giant Sand: Howe Gelb (guitars, piano) Tommy Larkins (drums) and Thøger Lund (bass), have dusted off the old vinyl and re-imagined those heady days – they’ve polished these buried gems, reignited some truculent tirades and rekindled an ageless angst. The revamp re-orders the tracks, drops a couple and adds ‘Reptillian’, a previously lost song hailing from their album’s 25th anniversary re-issue, a tune that opens proceedings and basks in all its crinkly glory. There’s also two takes of ‘Tantamount’. The unique thing about Giant Sand is they make it all their own, they sound like no-one else. The songs remain the same, but somehow completely different.
- Hard Man To Get To Know
- Desperate Man
- You Can’t Put Your Arms Around A Memory
- Who Am I
- Body Of Water
- The Chill Outside
- Thin Line Man
- Tantamount Blast (Bonus Track)