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Glum [25th Anniversary Edition]

Glum [25th Anniversary Edition]

by Giant Sand
     
 
Glum, the 10th record by Arizona-based Giant Sand, was released in 1994. Main man Howie Gelb and his revolving cast of backing musicians were produced by Daniel Lanois protégée Malcolm Burn for this effort. Gelb's vocals have a nasally, offhand quality

Overview

Glum, the 10th record by Arizona-based Giant Sand, was released in 1994. Main man Howie Gelb and his revolving cast of backing musicians were produced by Daniel Lanois protégée Malcolm Burn for this effort. Gelb's vocals have a nasally, offhand quality that is similar to those of Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne. The music is a blend of rock, folk, and country with some high-octane, gloriously dissonant twists. The title track is a fine example as the simple acoustic-based melody gives way to bursts of mangled guitar. "Yer Ropes" is a chaotic swirl of noise with organ by Burn and slide guitar courtesy of Peter Holsapple. There's also several lovely slower tracks like the piano ballad "Spun," to which Victoria Williams adds vocals, and "Left," which has a wistful country feel. Glum is the sound of the Southwestern desert committed to disc and a rollicking album.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/30/2011
Label:
Fire Records
UPC:
0809236117625
catalogNumber:
176

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Giant Sand   Primary Artist
Victoria Williams   Vocals
Lisa Germano   Fiddle
Rainer Ptacek   Dobro
Paula Jean Brown   Electric Bass
Malcolm Burn   Organ,Piano
Joey Burns   Bass,Acoustic Bass
Chris Cacavas   Organ
Susan Cowsill   Vocals
Peter Holsapple   Guitar
Mark Walton   Bass
John Convertino   Drums
Howe Gelb   Guitar,Piano,Strings,Keyboards,Vocals
Peter Visser   Guitar
Neil Harry   Steel Guitar
Pappy Allen   Vocals
Cheryl Allen   Vocals
Harriet Allen   Vocals

Technical Credits

Jim Brady   Engineer
Paula Jean Brown   Composer
Malcolm Burn   Producer
Chris Cacavas   Composer
Eric Westfall   Engineer
Hank Williams   Composer
Trina Shoemaker   Engineer
John Convertino   Composer,Producer
Howe Gelb   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes
John Foster   Sleeve Design
James Nicholls   Package Concept

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