Giant Sand appear to have been providing parched missives since the beginning of time. Ramp was their 1991 effort which saw guest spots from the likes of Victoria Williams and is seen as one of their best. For the uninitiated, this is a well that is worth delving into. The collective play a kind of late-night lounge music with shards of brutal guitar. This 2CD edition features a bonus disc containing a further live session.
Limited Vinyl LP £21.49 FIRELP175
Indies only LP on Fire. Edition of 1000 copies in gatefold sleeve.
- Indies only
- Limited edition
- Includes download code
CD £12.06 FIRECD175X
Deluxe, remastered 2CD reissue on Fire. Includes 'Live at Mad Dog Studios – 30th January 1991' disc.
7/10 Jack 18th September 2015
This is an all-out fine CD and much loved by most all the 'Sandheads'. The songs are amongst Howe's best and the performances are tight and loose, in the best Sand-manner. So what's the problem? Probably no problem to most listeners, but personally I find the production/sound of it too metallic/cold and simply prefer listening to Chore or Centre before this one. It should be mentioned that Victoria Williams is singing and playing here, and the album has a simply wonderful performance by Pappy Allen on "Welcome to My World".
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