Howe Gelb - Hisser(Record Store Day 2021)
Catalogue No.: FIRELP201
Release Date: 12th June 2021
1500 pressed on Creamy White vinyl & DL card. First time on vinyl since 1998 for this magnificent patchwork collage of the Giant Sand main man’s eclectic muses; a cut and paste gem, meandering, melancholy and beautiful. Classic solo album from Giant Sand’s main man Howe Gelb circa 1998, re-issued with new liner notes and remastered on cream vinyl. A catch-all collection from the much-travelled troubadour that brings together a wealth of personal recordings edited into an intriguing ponder wander through the man’s thinking. A truly intoxicating set of songs buoyed by Howe Gelb’s prosaic prose and effortless use of the mind-bending one-liner.
“’Hisser’ is the vision of a truly unique and engaging talent, and in its pure heart and soul lies a masterpiece.” College Music Journal // “Pure genius and usually chaotic, Howe Gelb is a cottage industry… often labelled the Godfather of alternative country.” BOMB magazine // “There are wonderful glimpses of what Gelb is capable of when he’s not rushing off to dabble with the next nugget in a seemingly inexhaustible flow of ideas.” The Line Of Best Fit // “One of those albums that could have a semi-permanent spot next to the hi-fi for late-night playing.” The Independent //
Track listing: Side A. 1 Temptation Of Egg 2 4 Door Maverick 3 This Purple Child 4 Shy Of Bumfuck 5 Propulsion 6 Catapult 7 Creeper. Side B. 8 Tanks Rolling Into Town 9 Halifax In A Hurricane 10 Living On A Waterfall 11 Like A Store Front Display 12 Explore You 13 Nico's Lil Opera 14 Thereminender 15 Hisser 16 Intro Speck 17 Soldier Of Fortune 18 Lull 19 Short Way To End The Day
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