vonChristian Ihle 11.09.2019

Monarchie & Alltag

Neue Bands und wichtige Filme: „As long as the music’s loud enough, we won’t hear the world falling apart“.

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Giant Sand um Howe Gelb sind eine der zentralen Bands der Alt.Country / Americana – Ära und nun schon seit gut drei Jahrzehnten in wechselnden Besetzungen unterwegs. 1986 veröffentlichten Giant Sand ihr Album „Ballad of a Thin Line Man“, das AllMusic schön mit „rough-and-tumble neo-paisley underground rock“ beschrieb, bevor Giant Sand zu einer der zentralen Bands der Americana-Bewegung wurden.
23 Jahre nach der Veröffentlichung schart Howe Gelb nun sein Mitstreiter Tommy Larkins (Schlagzeug) und Thøger Lund (Bass) um sich, um eine Neuinterpretation dieses Albums unter dem Titel „Recounting The Ballads Of Thin Line Men“ zu wagen.

* Your three favourite Punk singles/songs?

1• I wanna be sedated – Ramones
2• anarchy in the UK – Sex Pistols
3• London Calling – The Clash

* A record that will make you dance?

Live At Town Hall – Thelonious Monk

* Hank Williams, Johnny Cash or Willie Nelson – which one do you prefer and why?

You’re kidding right ?
That’s what we call a trick question.
There’s no favorite there.
Why do humans have the need for favorites ?

* The best “new” artist / band right now?

I’m out of the loop. You’d have to ask my kids. But we ran into a young artist named Vera Sola on the road that charmed me. She has the goods. In tone and delivery. In spirit and attack. And there’s something clever in her presentation too. She’s young but with great aesthetics. I very much enjoyed her set.

* Your opinion on Morrissey?

Never liked him. Couldn’t relate. He became a representation of the things I liked least about British music. But I like his stance on vegetarianism. Although if he wasn’t popular, no one would care. And I don’t relate to the reasons he is popular. So. Whatev.

* Your favourite song about rebellion/revolution?

Revolution Blues – Neil Young

* Your favourite song this year so far?

The Hard Way – Pieta Brown ( it’s brand new ) .. it sounds the way the 80s should’ve sounded. I would’ve liked the 80s then. But no. The 80s sucked. But Pieta Brown is amazing.

* Your favourite book about music?

I’m Your Man: The Leonard Cohen biography – Sylvie Simmons

* The best song you’ve ever written / recorded?

A Book You’ve Read Before – Future Standards

* Your favourite song lyrics?

Anything by David Berman

* Your favourite german song/record?

The English Ones – Helene Fischer 😇

* Your favourite record of all time?

Sticky Fingers – Rolling Stones

Das Album „Recounting The Ballads Of Thin Line Men“ erscheint am 20. September 2019

Auf der Bühne:
23 Nov: Cafe Scheune, Wredenhagen, Germany
24 Nov: JZ Karo, Wesel, Germany
25 Nov: Musikbunker, Aachen, Germany
26 Nov: Bahnhof Pauli, Hamburg, Germany
27 Nov: BiNuu, Berlin, Germany
28 Nov: Roxy, Ulm, Germany
29 Nov: Blue Bird Festival, Vienna, Austria
30 Nov: El Lokal, Zurich, Switzerland
02 Dec: Zoom, Frankfurt, Germany
03 Dec: Feierwerk/Hansa 39, Munich, Germany
04 Dec: Franz K, Reutlingen, Germany
05 Dec: Grabenhalle, St. Gallen, Switzerland

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