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Still Lookin' Good to MeStill Lookin' Good to Me, the first album in 13 years from The Band of Blacky Ranchette, the country side project of Giant Sand mastermind Howe...Still Lookin' Good to MeStill Lookin' Good to Me, the first album in 13 years from The Band of Blacky Ranchette, the country side project of Giant Sand mastermind Howe...2003-12-22
Howe Gelb, The Band of Blacky Ranchette

(Howe Gelb: Bill Carter)

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Still Lookin' Good to Me

Producer (group): Thrill Jockey

Still Lookin’ Good to Me, the first album in 13 years from The Band of Blacky Ranchette, the country side project of Giant Sand mastermind Howe Gelb, is a quirky mix of throwaways (a sloppy ”Working on the Railroad”) and impeccable pastiches (”Bored Lil’ Devil,” which, tragically, cries out for a Johnny Cash cover). The CD effectively uses guests, from Richard Buckner and Neko Case playing Gram and Emmylou (”Getting It Made”) to Lambchop’s Kurt Wagner speak-singing lo-fi blues (”The Muss of Paradise”). Bonus points for the use of dichotomy in a C&W tune.

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